Your Summer Bucket List

Get your summer started with LNER

Whether you're watching you're cheering on your team, checking out the latest art exhibition or just taking a nice weekend break, LNER can get you there.

Check out our travel tips for making your journey as comfortable as possible and get some inspiration for your next trip.

Fill your summer with fun

Click the categories below to find your perfect summer getaway.

Sporting events

Leave the car at home and let LNER take you to the heart of all the action.

Arts and theatre

We're calling curtains on the stress of getting to your show. Travel with LNER for a relaxing journey.

Weekend breaks

Get away for a couple of days and enjoy some of the best weekend breaks in England and Scotland.

Summer by the sea

Are you a dipper or a splasher? However you enjoy your seaside holidays, let LNER take you there in comfort.

Summer in the city

See the best that the UK has to offer London to Scotland (and all the places in between).

Summer rural retreats

Get in touch with your wild side. We'll get you there fast so you can take it slow and soak in everything nature has to offer.

A Sporting Summer

It simply wouldn’t be summer without live sport entertainment. Catch cycling championships, tennis tournaments, baseball tours and much more, all along the LNER route this summertime.


Soak up the sun and catch the action on the courts at Wimbledon this summer. Plus, if you want a break from the tournament, you can always explore the charming village of Wimbledon with its many museums and fine eateries on offer.

WWE Live Newcastle

See top WWE superstars, including Cody Rhodes, Seth "Freakin" Rollins, Finn Balor, Liv Morgan, and many more, for one night only. Expect a thrilling evening of sports, theatrics, energy and drama - perfect for the whole family!

UCI Cycling World Championships

Watch the world's greatest riders get together to compete in Glasgow over 11
adrenaline-filled days and 13 tenacious Championships this August. Book your spot now to ensure you get your fix of the action.

Arts & Theatre

Calling all culture vultures, it’s time to book your tickets for the best of UK arts and live entertainment. Split your sides laughing at Edinburgh Fringe or engross yourself in a thrilling play on the big stage - there’s plenty on offer this summer.

Sister Act on the West End

The critically-acclaimed sell-out show has returned to London. Grab tickets to Sister Act this summer - catch Beverly Knight in the leading role until 8 June or Alexandra Burke until the end of August.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

From big names to up-and-comers, discover a melting pot of creative performers take the stage at the legendary Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Tickets for a wide range of shows are available now - it's time to get booking!

Newcastle Fringe Festival

Discover some of the UK's most impressive creative talent at the
Newcastle Fringe Festival. Enjoy ten days of theatre, comedy, poetry, music, as well as workshops and seminars for all you burgeoning creatives out there.

Weekend breaks

Who says you have to go abroad to get the most out of summer?

From spectacular coastal escapes to buzzing city breaks, discover stunning staycation destinations along the east coast mainline with LNER.

Weekend breaks

Summer by the sea

Feel the sand beneath your toes this summertime with an idyllic beach holiday with LNER.

From Edinburgh, Newcastle, and beyond, you can find incredible seaside destinations perfect for the whole family.

Lunan Bay, Montrose

Lunan Bay in Montrose is a picturesque coastal gem with golden sands, rugged cliffs, and crashing waves. It's a paradise for beach lovers, surfers, and nature enthusiasts seeking tranquility and stunning views.

Spittal Beach, Berwick

Across the river, Spittal Beach offers a family-favourite beach. Take a walk down the promenade to the mouth of the River Tweed and look out to sea, across at the picturesque town, at the Elizabethan walls and the lighthouse.

Whitley Bay, Newcastle

A seaside town with everything to offer. Whitley Bay is a stone's throw from Newcastle, with a pristine Blue Flag beach. Once you've done paddling, explore St Mary's Lighthouse, visit some of the independent shops or enjoy delicious fish and chips with your toes in the sand.

Summer in the city

Summer brings a certain energetic buzz to city scapes - warmer days means stunning urban parks fill with locals trying to top up their tan and balmy evenings gives restaurant-goers the chance to dine al fresco.

With several incredible cosmopolitan destinations waiting to be explored along the east coast mainline, where will LNER take you this summer?


Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the English capital. Home to some of the UK's most iconic sights, including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and St Paul's Cathedral, there's plenty of attractions to enjoy. Plus, you can find discover incredible offers on activities around the city with our 2FOR1 deals.


With its buzzing cultural scene, incredible high street and the beauty of the
Yorkshire Dales on its doorstep, there's not much you can't do in Leeds. Why not take a historical tour of the city, visit the local independent boutiques, or simply enjoy the sun with a leisurely walk around the city's surrounding green spaces.


Glasgow is the kind of place that beats to the sound of its own drum. From its edgy art scene, incredible vintage shops, to its iconic architecture, Glasgow is a must-see location this summer time. Discover spectacular rooftop cocktail bars, al fresco dining, and all kinds of seasonal outdoor events this summer in Glasgow.

Summer rural retreats

Want to get away from it all? Treat yourself to some peace and quiet this summer with a country escape. Discover the Great British outdoors in some of the UK’s finest landscapes and find yourself lost in wildlife with LNER.


This idyllic Victorian spa-town is the prime location for anybody looking to press pause and relax. With its natural springs, Harrogate has long solidifying its reputation as home to some of the UK's greatest spas and Turkish baths. Book yourself in for some luxury treatments before heading to the high street for some unmissable afternoon tea.


Whilst Inverness may be a city, you don't have to wander far to find the beauty of the countryside. Nestled in the heart of the Highlands on the outskirts of the city, you'll find many walking trails, mountains and glens to explore. Hike up hill of Craig Phadrig or take some time to visit the Ness Islands for views worth the walk.


Get away from the noise and take in the fresh country air with a trip to the North Yorkshire town of Selby. Lovers of the outdoors will appreciate the scenic beauty of the Pennine trails whilst history fanatics will enjoy wandering around the town's famous Abbey - founded in 1069 AD!

Travel tips

Ready to plan your perfect summer? We're here to make your journey as smooth as possible.

Once you've booked your tickets (and made some savvy savings), read our helpful travel tips.

Travel light

Going away for a couple of days? Know where to store your luggage on our trains. We've got space for large bags at the end of each carriage, smaller bags can fit under your seat and on the overhead racks. Check our luggage page to find out more.

Be Seat Sure

Get comfy knowing your seat is yours by booking an Advance ticket or by making a free seat reservation if you're travelling on a flexible ticket.

Assisted travel

Our Travel Assist team can help you with access at our stations, boarding and alighting our trains. You can book Passenger Assitance, as well as a wheelchair space, online with LNER when you book your ticket.

Fancy a bite?

Whether you prefer to sip tea or sup a beer, get it delivered to your seat. With Let's Eat At Your Seat in Standard and a complimentary at seat service in First Class, you can stay fed and topped up for your whole journey.

Get Perks

Not signed up for Perks? You're missing out on £5 free credit when you join and 2% back on all LNER journeys. Don't forget to check out the offers, including a discount on food and drink onboard.

Give yourself some time

Check your train time on the LNER app and give yourself plenty of time to get to the station. Remember to allow time for getting to your platform, especially if you've got luggage or kids in tow.

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