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Why a UK rail journey is a great option for solos


A UK rail holiday can be a great option for solos, offering group activities and the chance to make new friends. Dave Richardson hops aboard with Rail Discoveries

Let’s face it, train travel in the UK has a bad image due to ever increasing fares and poor service.


But a scenic holiday by rail is something else entirely – journeying through incredible landscapes with passengers who have similar interests to you.


A solo break by train has many unique benefits for single travellers over other types of holidays.


Lindsay Dixon, head of trade sales at Rail Discoveries, says: “Our tour groups are formed

of like-minded travellers of similar ages, so it’s easy to make friendships and socialise.


“Excursions and many meals are included and can be enjoyed as a group. Short breaks include free time, so those who want to explore on their own can experience that too.”

Lakes and Dales by Steam is a new tour from the operator for 2019 featuring two national parks, an iconic rail journey that might even bring clients to tears, and another that’s delightfully quirky.


I join the group for dinner at the four-star, 1853-built Hallmark Hotel in Carlisle. It couldn’t be more convenient, being only a few yards from the station entrance – practical for Rail Discoveries’ mainly over-60s clientele, especially when travelling with luggage.

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