Christmas Market Day Trips by Rail
Important Information
Bath Train schedule times:

Please ensure you arrive to the station at least 15min prior to your train departure time to avoid missing the train.

Meeting Time: 8:45am
Departure (approx.): 9:00am*
Arrival to Bath: 10:25am*

Return time*: Trains return to London every 30 minutes until approximately 10pm. Please select your preferred return time at the time of booking. Your info pack including train tickets will be emailed to you, so please leave your contact details on the checkout page.
Journey time: 80-90min approx.

Bath Hop on Hop off bus:

Two routes running daily.

The City Tour takes you past The Roman Baths, The Abbey, The Royal Crescent, The Assembly Rooms, The Guildhall, Grande Parade, Pulteney Weir, Parade Gardens, Royal Victoria Park, Jane Austen Centre, Mary Shelley "House of Frankenstein".

Frequency: every 6 to 15 mins - from 27th March to 30th November & every 20 to 30 mins - from 1st December to 26th March.

The Skyline Tour takes you past: Prior Park and Landscape Gardens, The American Museum, The University of Bath, Rainbow Woods, Holburne Museum, Skyline Walk.

Frequency: every 15 to 30 mins from 27th March to 30th November & every 60 mins – from 2nd January to 26th March.

Operational Hours
First departure 10:00
Last departure 17:00

Click here to see Hop on Hop off maps, bus stops location and frequency.

Planned closures:
25th & 26th December and 1st Jan

Roman Baths:

Mon to Wed: 10am to 7pm

Thurs to Sat: 10am to 8pm

Sun: 10am to 6pm

York Train schedule times:

Please arrive at least 15min prior to train departure time to avoid missing the train.
Meeting time: 7:45am
Departure from Kings Cross Station: 8:00am

Arrival at York Station: 9:49am*
York to London
Departure from York: 7:31pm*
Please arrive at least 15min prior to train departure time to avoid missing the train.
Arrival to London King's Cross: 9:39pm*

Clifford’s Tower:

30th October to 28th March: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Last entry time is 1 hr prior to closing.
Location: Tower Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9SA


Bath By Rail

Explore the beautiful city of Bath at leisure with this handy day trip by rail. Begin at Paddington Station where your train sets off at 9am. Relax as you speed through the amazing sights of the British countryside. Upon arrival in Bath, the city is yours to explore for the entire day.

The Roman Baths

Widely accepted to be one of the finest historical sites in the North of Europe, the Roman Baths are thousands of years old and excellently preserved. Britain’s most spectacular hot spring, explore the Roman Bath house, the Sacred Spring and the Roman Temple, before tasting the waters in the Grand Pump Room.

Bath Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Board the bus at any of the 37 stops to discover the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. Two different routes have been specially designed to immerse you into Bath's unique charm; the City Tour takes you to all major tourist attractions including the Abbey, the Theatre Royal Bath and Pulteney bridge. Why not hop off to enjoy an original and delicious Bath Bun at Sally Lunn’s, one of the oldest houses in the city.

Once you have covered the city centre, jump on The Skyline Tour to explore the other side of the River Avon including Prior Park Landscape Gardens, The University of Bath and the American Museum.

Bath Christmas Market

Meander through the streets of Bath adorned with over 150 twinkling chalets and discover some of the best crafters that the South West and beyond has to offer. With stylish homeware, handmade jewellery, personalised presents and more, bathe in the sights and smells of Christmas whilst ticking everything off your shopping list.

It wouldn't be Christmas without a festive treat. At Bath Christmas Market, pick up your favourite winter warmers to enjoy as you explore everything the market has to offer. Grab your Christmas market favourites or a comforting hot drink to keep you toasty whilst you wander around the Market.

York By Rail

You will need to be at King’s Cross Station by 7:30am with your train tickets for your outbound and inbound rail journeys. Your train will depart at 8:00am and arrive in York at 9:49am. Your train departs at 7:31pm and arrives back in London at 9:39pm (9:46pm on Saturdays).

York Christmas Market

Enjoy the Christmas cheer in one of the UK's most festive cities. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Christmas Market, which has been a staple in York’s streets during the festive period since 1992. The famous alpine chalets line Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square creating a festive wonderland, with an array of local traders and artisan products.

Clifford’s Tower

The large stone tower, which we now know as Clifford's Tower, was built in the 1250s during the reign of King Henry III.

The fascinating story of Clifford's Tower will finally be told thanks to a major investment by English Heritage at one of York's most important heritage sites.

For much of the 14th and 15th centuries, Clifford's Tower was used as treasury, exchequer, mint, gaol and seat of royal power. During the Civil War (1642-9), Clifford's Tower was held by the royalists while the city was under siege.

In 1684 the tower was reduced to a shell after a fire. Eventually, most of the castle buildings were swept away when a new prison and court were built in the 18th and 19th centuries, leaving Clifford's Tower as the principal surviving remnant of the York Castle.

Christmas Market Day Trips by Rail
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