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Episode 96 – 10 Easy day trips from London by train (Part 1)

In episode 96 of the UK Travel Planning Podcast, hosts Tracy and Doug Collins discuss easy day trips from London by train. They delve into the details of five convenient and captivating destinations, providing insights into which train station/s to depart from, travel durations, and must-see attractions in each destination.

From the historic city of York to the vibrant seaside town of Brighton, the hosts share tips and recommendations for making the most of each day trip. Additionally, they touch upon factors to consider when planning these excursions, such as travel days and time of year.

Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or new to train journeys, this episode is packed with valuable information to help you plan your perfect UK vacation.

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Episode 96 – Show Notes

10 Easy day trips from London by train (Part 1)

Key topics covered in this episode include:

  • Easy Day Trips from London by Train
    • Tracy Collins introduces the episode and guest Doug to discuss easy day trips from London by train.
    • Episode divided into two parts to talk about the easiest and best day trips from London.
    • Focus on easy train destinations to plan day trips from London.


  • York: Discussion about the train station, journey duration, and easy walk to the city center.
    • York’s attractions, including the National Rail Museum, York Minster, The Shambles, and Jorvik Experience, are highlighted.
    • Recommendation to listen to episode 3 for more details about York.
  • Cambridge: Information about train stations and travel time, as well as options for a walking tour.
    • Recommendation to include a visit to King’s College Chapel and the town’s arty and historic attractions.
  • Canterbury: Details about train stations in London, train journey duration, and attractions including the historic cathedral and medieval streets.
  • Dover: Information about train stations from London, journey duration, scenic walks, and visiting the White Cliffs of Dover.
    • Detailed mention of planning for cash for taxis.
  • Brighton: Discussion about train stations, journey time, attractions including the Brighton Pavilion, quirky shops, and the pebble beach.
  • Mention of an upcoming episode about Brighton.

Travel Tips

  • Train Travel Tips: Discussion on essential tips for train travel, including ensuring ticket validity, activating passes, and purchasing tickets in advance.
  • Factors Influencing Travel: Considerations for school holidays, summer months, weekends, and the time of year.


  • Recap of the destinations covered, references to Doug’s ebook, and travel guides for the visited places.
  • Announcement of part 2 of the episode focusing on another 5 destinations and a bonus destination.
  • Episode 97 – 10 Easy day trips from London by train (Part 2)

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