GWR Shortbreaks

Take a mid-week break in the south west, splash out on a few nights abroad, or let your hair down, with a Friday night away.

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Rail Breaks

Spend the day exploring the south west with GWR, before returning to your comfortable hotel for some well-earned rest.

Bristol - £239

Spend the day in Cheltenham Spa. Visit the World Heritage Site of Bath Spa, famous for its natural hot springs. 

And, don’t forget Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain. Bristol - so close to London by train.

4 nights, including travel from London

Cardiff - £212.50

Take a trip to Newport and explore the shops and restaurants. Head out to the rugged west coast, and sample some Welsh heritage at the Swansea Museum.  

Enjoy a stroll through this picturesque Welsh town of Bridgend. Cardiff - so much to see and do.

4 nights, including travel from London

Exeter - £263.50

Explore the Victorian Pannier Market. Take the train to Newquay, for some of the best surf in the UK. And spend your last day in the traditional seaside resort of Torquay. 

Exeter - a fabulous little city in the heart of Devon.

4 nights, including travel from London

Plymouth - £265.50

Jump on a train to St Austell, where the Eden Project is only 25 minutes by bus. Head to Penzance, and take a trip out to St Michael’s Mount.
The coast around Penzance has some beautiful beaches. Don’t forget to visit the National Maritime Aquarium.

4 nights, including travel from London

Friday Night Out 

Travel from any GWR station to London, Cardiff or Bristol. 

Enjoy a bottle of chilled Prosecco, or some beers, in your 3 or 4 Star hotel room. 

Then on to dinner at a funky eatery like Las Iguanas, Zizzi or Ask. Dance the night away at a top nightclub. 

On Saturday, relax over breakfast, and spend the day exploring, before heading for home.

From £91 a person

Eurostar Breaks

Travel in comfort with GWR to London Paddington; just five stops away from St. Pancras International by Tube.

Then let Eurostar take over. With easy check-in, reserved seats, and ample luggage allowance, it's just a short hop to the heart of Amsterdam, Paris, Bruges or Brussels.

Amsterdam – from £329

Take a canal ride, visit a museum or art gallery, or hire a bike. There's so much to do.

Amsterdam at night won't let you down either, with a wide range restaurants, bars and clubs.

2 nights, including Eurostar from St. Pancras

Brussels – from £179

Explore the centre of Brussels, with its Gothic Town Hall. Or shop till you drop in the many exclusive designer boutiques.

Then, enjoy moules-frites, a cool beer, and a delicious Belgian waffle.

2 nights, including Eurostar from St Pancras

Bruges – from £295

Roam the medieval squares, beautiful parks and quiet cobbled streets, or cruise the romantic canals.

Or, treat yourself to some of Belgium's finest beer and chocolate at one of the many tea houses or pavement cafés.

2 nights, including Eurostar from St. Pancras

Paris – from £289

Visit the famous sights of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Notre Dame.

Or perhaps you just want to relax. Take a cruise along the River Seine, then soak up the atmosphere at a local café.

2 nights, including Eurostar from St. Pancras