History

Ten free things to do in January across the network
If you’re feeling the payday pinch, then our roundup of free things to enjoy this January might just be the inspiration you need to get out and about across the GWR network. more >
13th January 2020
London’s five best historic houses
Step back in time and discover what life was like for the rich, powerful and downright posh at these incredible historic houses. With London being home to some of the country’s most iconic historic properties, why not make a weekend trip to the capital and discover these top cribs? more >
9th September 2019
Your guide to the summer solstice and Stonehenge
Discover why humans have celebrated the solstice for thousands of years, and why you need to visit the prehistoric monument on this important day. Taking a GWR train is one of the most eco-friendly ways of reaching the ancient attraction. more >
17th June 2019
From cult hero to England’s bard: explore the London destinations that made Shakespeare
Every 23 April the world celebrates William Shakespeare’s birth, and to help mark the occasion, we explore the bard’s life as it was lived in the country’s capital, visiting some of the places and objects that helped define him. more >
15th April 2019
Fun things to do Hereford
Mix shopping with sightseeing in this cool cathedral city that is the perfect combination of town and country, with the fabulous Malvern Hills and Black Mountains right on its doorstep. more >
13th November 2018