Travel Inspiration

With so many destinations on offer, sometimes it’s hard to choose. Check out these handy guides for a little extra inspiration.

Choose a destination

With so many amazing destinations around the UK, especially along the East Coast Main Line, it can be hard to choose where to go.

Don't worry, we're here to help. We've searched up and down the country from London to Aberdeen, to find the best places to go.

Choose from our inspiration guides for ideas across our route or visit our destination guides to see everything there is to do at each destination.

Get inspired

Looking for some inspiration? You're in the right place!

No need to spin a globe to find your next destination. We've put in the research for you and found amazing things to do that are just a train journey away.

Whether you're looking for an adventure in the Scottish highlands, a getaway on a budget or a trip to make your Instagram pop, we've got you covered. Take a look through our guides and book your perfect journey.

Things to do at my destination

We've handpicked some of the best things to do at your destination, plus some great money saving deals through Tiqets.

Why now is the time to Visit Scotland

You're only a few taps away from booking the trip of a lifetime in Scotland.

Staycation ideas by train

There's so much to see and do along the East Coast mainline. Get inspired for your next trip.

London Notting Hill colourful houses

Instagrammable Cities

Discover our most Instagrammable locations and attractions up and down the East Coast Mainline, perfect for a day out or a full-on summer staycation. 

Top 5 places you wouldn’t believe are in the UK

Get inspired by our pick of places you wouldn’t believe are in the UK and take the family on a weekend break this half term.

Half Term days out

From castles and country houses to trampoline parks and bouldering, you're sure to find inspiration for an exciting day out this Half Term. 

Book an LNER family return ticket

Days out with a difference

The summer holidays are here! Book an LNER Family Return and experience a day out with a difference.

Our guide to free days out

Family trips that won’t break the bank

Family days out don’t have to be spend, spend, spend. Show them culture, history and the great outdoors with our savvy guide to days out that cost nowt….

Weekend trips with LNER

Weekend trips

Let LNER take you away for an exciting weekend break. We’ll deliver you right to the heart of the action so you don’t miss a minute.

Days out that won’t break the bank.

Days out for under a tenner

Want a day out but aren’t feeling too flush? There’s great fun to be had that won’t break the bank.

Coastal destinations for a weekend break

5 great coastal destinations

Explore these Great British coastal delights all year round from Alnmouth and Lindisfarne to Berwick-upon-Tweed and Portobello.

Beautiful places to walk along the East Coast mainline

Walking the East Coast

There are some beautiful places along the East Coast Mainline. So leave the car at home, hop and a train and stretch your legs with an exhilarating walk?

Royal attractions along the East Coast

7 must see royal attractions

Royalty have left their mark all over the UK. Find royal things to do all across our route. How many have you ticked off your list?

London's best markets

London’s best markets – from food to fashion

From vintage fashion and pop culture artefacts to furniture, thingamajigs and fine food - London’s markets have plenty to offer.

England's best real ale pubs

Take a real ale tour of England

What could be better than a pint of hand-pulled real ale in a cosy pub? Read on for our round-up of England's top real ale pubs – as voted by the Campaign for Real Ale.