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Days out and events

Take the train and enjoy some of the best days out and events our region has to offer

Whether it's tucking in to artisan delights, enjoying a day along the South Bank, or getting fish and chips on the beach at Bournemouth, great days never leave you. And with more than 200 destinations on our network to see, you can make more of them with us.

Our top picks

Day out in London after Lockdown

Explore the capital once lockdown lifts

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The best wildlife parks in our region

Enjoy some of the UK's most well-known wildlife centres by train

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The best museums to visit in the South West

Although lockdown means we can’t visit in person, take advantage of these great virtual tours

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Great for the family

Classic books based in our region

Beat lockdown by transporting yourself to some spectacular spots in a classic book

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Staycations in the South of England

Quick escapes, close to home

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7 things to do in Portsmouth

From historic castles to a thriving art scene, as well as some of the best shopping in the country

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Great things to do near London Waterloo

Check out our list of brilliant things to do

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Weymouth SEA LIFE

Weymouth SEA LIFE is the home to more than 1,000 creatures in 13 different zones

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Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation

A unique look at Winchester's role in the forming of early England

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9 traditional treats to try next time you’re in the south west

Make sure to try these delicious local treats next time you’re travelling

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Bridgerton's filming locations

7 iconic Regency locations you must visit

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10 great family weekends

10 great weekends out - for every type of family

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Great days out in London...

...that don't cost the earth

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Going Out Out

Escape the city and explore the South Downs

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The Best Markets to Visit in London

From street food heaven to flea market bargains, check out the 10 very best markets the city has to offer. 

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The south west’s most beautiful villages

Discover the South West and explore some of UK’s most beautiful villages

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Top things to do in Windsor

Windsor has loads of culture, quirky specialist stores, and a giant castle. Why wouldn't you visit?

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10 beautiful proposal spots on our network

Whether you're a traditionalist or taking advantage of the leap year, we've put together the best spots to pop the question on our network.

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London 2FOR1 Inspiration

Enjoy a day out in London and make the most of the great 2FOR1 offers when you travel by train

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A thrilling day out

Explore some of the best theme parks in the UK - all on our network

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Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Take the high-speed lift up to The Clouds, 105 metres above sea level and boasting spectacular views across the Solent

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Weekend breaks

48 Hours in...Guildford

Our best picks for a weekend in Guildford by train

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48 hours in...Kingston

A weekend in the riverside market town of Kingston upon Thames

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48 hours in...Southampton

Enjoy a weekend in this bustling maritime city

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A family weekend in Windsor

Brighten up your weekends with fun family activities in Windsor

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48 hours in Portsmouth

Our quick-fire guide for spending 48 hours in the UK's only island city

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48 hours in...Bournemouth

The best things to do in Bournemouth

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48 Hours in...Winchester

Our best picks for a weekend in Winchester by train

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A family weekend in Portsmouth

Brighten up your weekends with fun family activities in Portsmouth

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48 hours in Windsor

The best things to do in the famous royal town

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For the grownups

Take a train to the tap room

See the best brewery tours on our network

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Racecourses on the Network

Discover our region’s most well-known racecourses

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7 Great Restaurants on our Network

Get on the train and take the hassle out of finding fine dining

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Getting out

15 views to make you fall in love with the South West

One of the most photogenic regions in the UK - check out our 15 favourite views!

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See The Sights

The South Western Railway region is chock full of wonderful sights, here are a few to visit

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Amazing locations in the south west

Discover a taste of the world on your doorstep with these amazing locations

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The Railway Movie Trail

Our region is scattered with famous film locations, and many of them are easily reached by train

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London Necropolis Railway

Discover one of London's strangest and spookiest railways

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Stargazing spots near London

Some of the best stargazing spots in the world can be found on our network

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Get Active

Our region is full of fun, new and interesting ways to get active.

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Enjoy King Alfred's Way by train

Explore Cycling UK's latest 350km route exploring Wessex

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Buy train tickets to any destination in Britain – no booking fee

London Waterloo to Portsmouth from:

£ 9.20*
Advance Single Standard*
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Bournemouth to Weymouth from:

£ 17.50*
Off-Peak Day Return*
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Haslemere to Guildford from:        

£ 7.70*
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