Romantic weekends away are top of the present list for the nation this upcoming Valentine’s Day. With locations such as the Lake District and London amongst the most popular destinations for Virgin Trains passengers, tickets are selling fast.
New figures released by the leading West Coast rail provider, Virgin Trains, are shedding light on this years ‘hot’ spots and it appears people are planning on boarding the train in their hordes to enjoy a spot of romance with 11,000 passengers already scheduled to step aboard on Sunday 14 February. Also enticing travellers with their metropolitan offerings are Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester.
Top locations for Valentine’s Day on the Virgin Trains network this year are:
• Lake District
Says Jim Rowe, Senior Communications Manager at Virgin Trains: “With Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year we are delighted people are utilising this and embarking on long weekends away with their loved ones. With the trend for stay-cations still very strong, it is great to see people taking advantage of the beautiful locations on our doorstep, especially as they are now so easy to reach courtesy of frequent trains, shorter journey times and advance ticket fares.”
For the parents out there the next milestone on the agenda will be half-term and this too looks to be a busy time on the trains with Manchester, Glasgow and London amongst the top destinations. In fact Virgin Trains has already seen nearly 100,000 tickets sold for the upcoming February holiday. Jim Rowe continues: “As a parent myself I would advise anyone looking to go away for half-term to book as early as possible. I remember many school breaks feeling very long due to the challenges of having to entertain the children, and make our home seem like a fun and exciting place, when we would all rather be somewhere different for a week!”
Whether travelling with babies or older children Virgin Trains has an offering for everyone including the award winning VKidz bags and there is something to keep all the family entertained.