Great Western Railway are running a marketing campaign that revolves around The Famous Five going on an adventure to promote their Intercity Express Train. Enid Blyton’s creation that brings back childhood memories for millions of people up and down the country are centre stage in this fun and nostalgic advert.
The animated video shows the beautiful rural backdrop of the South West and Wales that the train company hope will inspire people to explore the country via train. If you are looking to embark on a weekend getaway then we have some suggestions on places that can be reached using this train line.
This historic city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and for good reason! The Roman baths are open to visit and take you back two millennium as you dip your toe in a natural spa. Thermae Bath Spa is a must and if you time your visit right, you can take in the Bath Comedy Festival or a performance at the Theatre Royal. See our Bath city guide to help you navigate this ancient city.
Home of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol is a hub in the South West that is home to half a million people but maintains a friendly feel. Cabot Circus is a shoppers paradise with an impressive purpose-built centre that has everything you could possibly want under one roof. The city clearly cares about its environment responsibility and that is reflected government-led initiatives as well as local companies playing their part. Read more on our Bristol city guide.
With so much to do it is impossible to sum it up in a couple of sentences so we wrote about the capital city in this London city break guide.
There is a reason that poets have used Devon as a backdrop for centuries. One of the most beautiful parts of the country can be accessed easier than you thought and our Devon guide highlights Exeter Cathedral and a Gin Distillery as a must when visiting the area.
Make the most of the discounted train tickets that Great Western have on offer to explore the country. Other destinations you can get to include Cornwall, The Cotswolds, Isles of Scilly, Oxford and Windsor.