Beat the Rush and Save: Your Guide to a UK Summer Staycation with Trainsplit

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Pam

10 Jun 20244 min read

The sun is shining, the days are longer, and the urge to escape is strong. But what if a luxurious getaway isn't in the budget this year? Fear not! A fantastic summer staycation awaits, right on your doorstep, thanks to the magic of train travel.

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Rediscover the UK with Train Travel:
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  • Hidden Gems Await: Ditch the tourist crowds and explore charming towns,stunning coastlines, and historic cities, all within easy reach of the UK's extensive train network. Train travel allows you to uncover hidden gems you might have missed before. Imagine strolling along the colorful harbor of Whitby in Yorkshire,or exploring the dramatic cliffs and secluded coves of Cornwall.
  • Scenic Escapes: Trade the motorway madness for breathtaking journeys. Rolling hills of the Peak District, dramatic cliffs of Scotland, and picturesque villages of the Cotswolds become part of your adventure as you gaze out the train window. Relax, unwind, and soak it all in.
  • Stress-Free Staycation: Say goodbye to airport security lines, baggage carousels, and long drives! Train travel allows you to relax and truly experience the journey. Catch up on reading, listen to podcasts, work on your tan, or simply enjoy the scenery. It's your time to unwind!

Trainsplit: Your Early Bird Staycation Savings BFF:
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Planning a UK staycation by train doesn't have to be expensive. Trainsplit, your new best friend for affordable travel, uses innovative "split ticketing" technology to help you find the cheapest fares.

How Trainsplit Saves You Money with Early Booking:

  • Smart Ticket Splitting: Trainsplit combines different ticket types for your journey, often at a significantly lower price than a single standard ticket.
  • Early Bird Discounts: Train companies often release their cheapest fares months in advance. Trainsplit helps you find these deals so you can book your staycation early and save even more.
  • Easy Booking: Our user-friendly app and website make finding the best deals and booking your train journey a breeze. Enter your desired route, dates, and Trainsplit does the rest.

Destination Inspiration for Your UK Train Staycation:

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  • History Buffs: Immerse yourself in the rich history of York, Bath, or Edinburgh, all accessible by train. Explore ancient castles, Roman ruins, and medieval streets.
  • Foodies: Embark on a culinary adventure in cities like Manchester, Birmingham, or Brighton, renowned for their diverse food scenes. Sample local delicacies and indulge in award-winning restaurants.
  • Beach Lovers: Soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches of Brighton,Bournemouth, or Cornwall. Relax on the golden sands, explore charming seaside towns, and enjoy refreshing dips in the ocean.
  • Nature Enthusiasts: Escape to the breathtaking landscapes of the Lake District,the Peak District, or the Scottish Highlands. Hike through rolling hills, explore scenic national parks, and reconnect with nature.

Finding Your Perfect Staycation Accommodation

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Now that you've chosen your ideal train destination, it's time to find the perfect place to stay! The beauty of a staycation is that you can explore a variety of accommodation options, depending on your budget and preferences. Here are a few ideas:

  • Hotels: Many cities offer a wide range of hotels, from budget-friendly chains to luxurious boutique properties. Consider booking in advance, especially for popular destinations during peak season.
  • Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs): Immerse yourself in local charm with a stay at a cozy B&B. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and personalized recommendations from your hosts.
  • Holiday Rentals: Opt for the privacy and space of a holiday rental, perfect for families or groups. Explore platforms like Airbnb or Vrbo to find unique apartments, cottages, or even houseboats!
  • Camping: Embrace the outdoors and reconnect with nature by camping in one of the UK's many national parks or campsites.

 

Bonus Staycation Tips:

  • Be an Early Bird Booker: Popular routes and peak season dates sell out fast. Use Trainsplit to snag those early bird (Advance) tickets and secure your desired travel dates.
  • Railcard Savings: Consider purchasing a railcard like the 16-25, Two-Together, Senior or Family Railcard for even more savings.

  • Pack Light: Train travel often involves navigating stations and potentially stairs. Pack a light bag for a stress-free experience.

Ready to Rediscover the UK with Trainsplit?

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Head over to Trainsplit and let the adventure begin! Trainsplit can help you discover hidden gems, save money, and create lasting summer staycation memories.

So, pack your bags, hop on a train, and rediscover the magic of your own backyard this summer!

P.S.

  • Pack a reusable water bottle and some snacks for the journey.
  • Download helpful apps like Citymapper (city navigation) and the Trainsplit app (live train information) for a smooth trip.
  • Looking for inspiration? Check out our blog for staycation ideas reachable by train across the UK!

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