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Scenic Railway Journeys

Get a driver’s eye view when you watch our films of some of Great Britain’s most beautiful and relaxing train journeys

The motion of travelling by train has been scientifically proven to help people relax, which is why National Rail created a series of exclusive films of some of the country’s most scenic train journeys. The videos will transport you around Great Britain, with routes from the South Coast, the Highlands, Wales and East Anglia.

You can relax and enjoy amazing point-of-view footage from the train driver’s cab, and discover the ever-changing landscapes, all filmed in stunning 4K ultra-HD on cinema-quality cameras. Watch some of the most picturesque journeys from across the National Rail network below and visit the Playlist on our YouTube channel(external link, opens in a new tab) for even more.

Scenic railway journeys in Scotland

West Highland line: Mallaig to Glenfinnan

Watch the awe-inspiring Scottish Highlands go by, as the views change from fields and lochs to moorland and mountains. Travel from Mallaig on an enchanting trip, and cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct, famous for its cameo in the Harry Potter films.

Stations: Mallaig, Glenfinnan

Scenic railway journeys in England

Exeter St Davids to Paignton

This journey provides a beautiful view of the English Riveria in South West England, travelling from Exeter St Davids to the mouth of the River Ex. The journey through coastal Devon continues as it moves on to the beautiful seaside town of Torquay via the famous Dawlish seafront railway. Keep an eye out for the famous Dawlish seawall that was once washed away after being damaged by stormy weather. The train terminates at Paignton, with its sandy beaches and Victorian pier.

Stations: Exeter St Davids, Paignton

Exeter St Davids to Okehampton

This footage of the reopened Dartmoor Line captures the historic Devon towns, villages and countryside between Exeter St Davids and Okehampton. Enjoy the South West’s stunning landscape shimmer in the blazing British sun.

Stations: Exeter St Davids, Okehampton

Norwich to Cromer

This journey through Norfolk takes you from the historic town of Norwich to the coastal town of Cromer, famous for its wide open beaches, traditional pier and seafood snacks.

Stations: Norwich, Cromer

Scenic railway journeys in Wales

Heart of Wales line: Shrewsbury to Knucklas (Cnwclas)

Known as the Heart of Wales line, the Shrewsbury to Swansea line takes you on a spectacular journey from Shropshire to Powys, filled with Wales’s most picturesque views. From the viaducts at Cynghordy and Knucklas to the historic castles and idyllic villages, this is truly a beautiful journey worth experiencing.

Stations: Shrewsbury, Knucklas (Cnwclas)

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