Travelling by train is an enjoyable way to explore what the UK has to offer, as it is relaxing and also less damaging to the environment than journeying by car, one sector commentator has claimed.
Indeed, Britons could choose to travel across the country by rail this summer, stopping off at bed and breakfasts en route to get some sleep on a bed of wholesale bedding, before heading off bright and early the next day.
Richard Adams, marketing manager at Great Rail Journeys, said that using trains can mean that the journey itself is a key part of the holiday experience.
"With carefully chosen timings, routes and trains there is nothing more civilised than travelling to your holiday destination, or touring around, by rail," he added.
Such a break may also allow people to experience more of what the UK has to offer over a short period of time, where they can visit historic landmarks, museums and enjoy tablecloths piled high with local delicacies.
Great Railway Journeys recently revealed that bookings to the end of May 2010 were up 48 per cent on May last year.