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London’s local trains are rail services that run through the city and extend the subway network. Most rail lines connect efficiently with the Underground and can be paid for with an Oyster card. In addition, there is the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), which serves east and southeast London.

You can buy a single or return ticket from the ticket office and machines at the train stations. Travelcards (travel cards) can be used on local trains. Check in advance that your travelcard covers the areas you will be travelling through.

The Oyster Pay as you go card is accepted at almost all rail service stations* including the London Overground (on the map, the orange line). It is cheaper to buy an Oyster pay as you go card than to pay for a ticket in cash. The amount depends on the lines you use.

*You will not be able to use Oyster pay as you go or travelcards on Heathrow Express and some other services. See the Oyster website for more information.

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Another of the steam trains still operating in the islands is the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. This turn-of-the-century locomotive runs through the enchanting Costwolds, a place that retains the true essence of British tradition, whose landscapes resemble illustrations from fables and fairy tales, so much so that it has been christened “The Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. With Toddington as the starting point, the railway route extends for 10 kilometers until it reaches Cheltenham. The route includes a visit to Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden and the Gorge Iron Bridge, the first steel bridge to be built in the world, now a World Heritage Site.

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Reservations for Eurostar can be made through Self Service Reservations, the Rail Planner app on the NS website, via telephone by calling the Eurostar reservation center (+44) 01233617575 (outside the UK) or (+44) 03432186186 (within the UK), or directly at Eurostar terminals.

The London Eye is a 10-minute walk from Waterloo train station. Both the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum are a 5-minute walk from South Kensington tube station. Tate Britain is a 10-minute walk from Vauxhall train station.

Edinburgh’s main train station – Edinburgh Waverley – is conveniently located right in the center of the city. Oxford train station is a 10-minute walk from the city center.

A popular starting point for entering the Lake District is the town of Kendal, which has its own train station. From Edinburgh, ScotRail provides services to the more rural areas of the Scottish Highlands.

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The Lake District is one of the most beautiful regions of England – and the world – and discovering it at the gentle pace of a train is a real treat. The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway has been carrying passengers since 1869, and today its steam locomotive still pulls beautifully restored mid-century carriages on a four-mile ride south of Windermere.

What’s more, they even have themed routes. One of the most popular is the Classic Whisky Journey, which is an immersion in the universe of the best whiskey in the world in which there are talks, tastings, visits to distilleries and, of course, a wonderful train ride through the heart of the Speyside region, the birthplace of Scotch whisky.

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