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.


Let’s get the train to… Clifton, Bristol

Let’s get the train to… Clifton, Bristol

5 top South West destinations for FGW food lovers

5 top South West destinations for FGW food lovers

A countdown of the best brewery tours on the FGW route

Feeling a little parched after your scenic rail journey? Read on for a guide to the best brewery tours on the FGW route and quench your thirst with a pint or two

Do Bristol in a day

Home to cutting edge fine art and one of Britain’s most impressive bridges, Bristol has plenty to offer the day tripper

Let’s get the train to… Exeter

From top food to a tour underneath the city, Take a First Great Western train to Exeter for an unforgettable day trip

Let’s take the train to… Bath

With a cheap day ticket to the historic city of Bath you can, ahem, soak up 2,000 years of history.

Take the train to... Oxford

Take advantage of cheap rail fares and get an education in style and culture on a day-trip to the city of dreaming spires

Top five spots for an al fresco feast

Eating outdoors this summer doesn’t have to mean packing your own picnic. Enjoy cheap rail fares to a number of destinations on our network and we’ll tempt you with the country’s best outdoor eateries…

Top five summer survival tips

With FGW you can make the most of the sun this summer thanks to cheap rail fares and discounts on events and attractions, exclusive to FGW passengers. Here’s five essential tips for making it a summer to remember

Train of thought: Alex Horne

Comedian Alex Horne has been spending a lot of time in the bathroom. But no more than the rest of us, he points out. ‘I read a while ago that the average man spends seven years in the bathroom,’ Alex explains. ‘It’s one of those statistics you read and just dismiss – but it was enough to get me thinking that there was probably a comedy show in that sort of thing.’

Get inspired

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