Blogs

Read our blogs for the inside track on Great Western Railway. Be inspired by our destinations and on board events, and find out more about what we offer – from Pullman Dining to the Night Riviera Sleeper.

Blogs

History of the Railways

Our railway has been so important for the people and the prosperity of our region. To celebrate, we’re looking back at the history of five of our stations which have benefitted from the £7.2 billion pound investment in the railway.

Bargain-hunter's guide to Cardiff

Check out the best places to bag a bargain in the Welsh capital, including flea markets, a remarkable record shop and a brill book store.

Four fantastic boat trips from Falmouth

Whatever your interests, Falmouth provides the perfect base for exploring the Cornwall's coast by boat.

Come visit the Cotswolds with GWR

Thatched-roof cottages, golden stone buildings, great pubs and British countryside. Visit the Cotswolds sith GWR. Check out one of the prettiest patches of rural England, only a short journey London Paddington.

Weird and wonderful ways to travel the Thames

Looking for a unique way to explore London by river? Try one of these off-kilter water trips and see the city sights in a whole new light.

Fun things to do in Exmouth

This south Devon seaside town boasts miles of golden sands, a picturesque estuary and historic walks – and it’s the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast.

Best British fish and chips

It’s one of the nation’s favourite meals so let’s celebrate the humble fish and chips this summer. Whether you’re by the sea or in the city, here are some of the best places to feast on this British classic.

Best seaside days out

With plenty of beautiful beaches just a train-ride away, there’s no need to travel abroad for a seaside holiday this summer. We’ve picked some of our favourite UK beach retreats from across the network for the whole family to enjoy – just don’t forget to pack your shades!

Fun things to do in Truro

Truro might be small, but it packs a punch. Stunning Georgian architecture and a thriving foodie culture, it’s the perfect place to hang out in Cornwall.

Five best London rooftop bars

Prepare for the hot days, with this guide to the top bars with a view.