UK Christmas Family Escapes with Great Rail Journeys
Does the thought of cooking for the whole family at Christmas time again fill you with horror? If it does, we here at Aspen Travel have the solution. It doesnt involve long waits at the airport on Christmas Eve with 15 different relatives and it doesnt involve feeling as if youve missed out on Christmas altogether by baking yourself on a sandy beach somewhere hot (although that can be arranged, if youd prefer.) The UK family Christmas breaks were offering involve a magical, traditional Christmas, in a beautiful setting, but with none of the work! Whether youd like to find yourself sipping brandy beside a roaring log fire as Santa begins his annual journey, or youd like to take brisk countryside walks to build up an appetite for the turkey meal youre about to enjoy, Aspen Travel can make that happen. Here are some of our favourite UK Christmas escapes.
Scotland by rail
Great Rail Journeys will take you from your 4* hotel in Edinburgh, through the Cairngorms to Inverness for Christmas Day. Boxing Day will be spent overlooking Loch Ness, before your Christmas week ends back in Edinburgh.
A Lake District Christmas
Take a train in and around the various picturesque lakes of the Lakes District. There will be no preparation for Christmas to be done on the day before. Instead youll spend your Christmas Eve enjoying champagne and canaps at the Christmas bazaar being held in Lowther Castle!
Christmas in Yorkshire
Forget slaving over a hot oven on Christmas Day, why not walk off a perfect meal, youve just been served, in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. The rest of this Great Rail Journeys package involves a trip to Ripley Castle and Fountains Abbey.
Christmas in Stratford
The home of Englands greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, Stratford is a gem not just for fans of our Elizabethan heritage, but also those keen to take in the views of the Severn Valley railway. Christmas Day will be spent in Stratford itself, but the week long trip also includes a trip to Warwick Castle and a memorable journey through the Cotswolds.
If youre tempted to give a DIY Christmas a miss this year, why not get the whole family involved in something a bit different. Youll be able to spend time together without having to endure mountains of washing up. Great Rail Journeys design their itineraries to ensure you see something new and exciting every day, as well as take in the very best a region has to offer. If youd like to find out more about what they offer, our team at Aspen Travel will be able to advise you. As a trusted travel partner of Great Rail Journeys, we will be able to talk you through the various Christmas breaks we provide, as well as complete the booking process with you over the phone.