To mark British Tourism Week National Express East Anglia (NXEA) has revealed its top 5 destinations for a day out by train in the region. Not surprisingly London tops the list and with so much to do in one of the most exciting capital cities in the world and a range of ticket offers and 2 for 1 admission to many attractions, London remains the place to head for.
In the East Anglia region itself there are many fine and attractive towns and cities and train travellers continue to be charmed by the delights and hidden secrets of Cambridge and Norwich which both also feature in the train travel top 5. Seaside resorts are also an important part of the region’s heritage and amongst the traditional coastal towns that attract thousands of visitors, Southend-on-Sea and Great Yarmouth make up the National Express top 5.
With spring now having finally sprung, days out by train to the National Express top 5 destinations are a great way to get out and about and enjoy the warmer weather, and there is so much to do and explore whether its the capital, city or coast that appeals:
If you’re heading into the city, then look no further than NXEA services into Liverpool Street station. Situated in the heart of the City of London, Liverpool Street station is just a short walk away from key attractions such as The Museum of London, The Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral. Travelling by train is the best way to see London’s attractions for less, and travelling with NXEA two people can enjoy over 100 great attractions, theatres, restaurants and events for the price of one. From museums and galleries to river cruises, there really is something for everyone. For more information ask at your local NXEA station for a voucher book or log on to www.nationalexpresseastanglia.
With frequent train services from Norwich, Ipswich and London, Cambridge is a popular East Anglian destination with a great deal to offer the leisure traveller; from art galleries and museums, to stunning architecture, beautiful parks; markets, independent shops and the famous college ‘backs’. Why not finish off your day by listening to the world famous King’s College choir sing evensong, visit one of the many restaurants, cafes or bars or take a trip to one of the theatres in the city.
A historic city with a Norman castle, two Cathedrals and stunning medieval architecture, Norwich is the hub of a lively contemporary artistic and cultural community and the site of the well regarded Norfolk and Norwich Festival. With four department stores, a huge market, the Victorian Royal Arcade and many independent shops scattered along the medieval Lanes, Norwich is also a shopper’s paradise.
The National Express East Anglia network offers many opportunities to visit the coast in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Amongst the many destinations available Southend-on-Sea remains a popular seaside attraction, with miles of golden beaches, great shopping, the longest pier in the world and the Adventure Island theme park.
* Great Yarmouth
There are several jewels in the Norfolk coast, including Cromer, Sheringham and the perennially popular Great Yarmouth. The latter offers 15 miles of glorious sandy beaches, numerous seaside amusements, including the ‘Pleasure Beach’ leisure park and not one but three piers. The area is also steeped in Maritime history, including associations with Admiral Lord Nelson and to learn more about this why not visit the award-winning Time and Tide Museum, or participate in one of the Heritage walks which start at the 12th Century St Nicholas church, at the northern end of the market place. Great Yarmouth really does offer something for everyone.
Janice Kent of East of England Tourism said:
“The cities and towns of the East of England offer a wide range of great opportunities for days out and short breaks: National Express East Anglia offers economical and sustainable ways to reach them. We at East of England Tourism are proud to have worked closely with NXEA to deliver many thousands of memorable holiday experiences for customers and help the region’s tourism sector to flourish. British Tourism Week provides us with an excellent opportunity to showcase the attractions, heritage and natural beauty of the East of England.”
Alan Bray, Head of Marketing for National Express East Anglia said
“East Anglia offers a wealth of destinations for great days out. I hope British Tourism Week will inspire more people to get out and about around the region by train and explore the wonderful attractions it has to offer. At National Express East Anglia we offer a range of leisure tickets and offers which will help make your day out not only great fun, but also great value too, including the ‘Anglia Plus’ ticket and our ‘groupsave’ option where 2 pay and 4 travel.”
For more ideas for great days out and further details of leisure tickets, special offers and NXEA train services please visit www.nationalexpresseastanglia.