Your cameo awaits: Enjoy everyday savings at Britain’s most iconic screen destinations when travelling by train this Half-Term

14th February 2023

When travelling by rail, visitors can save up to 50% off entry fees to a host of film-themed attractions with National Rail’s 2FOR1 offers this Half-Term


It is no secret that Brits love to get lost in a good film or TV series, so it’s no surprise that more tourists and day trippers are seeking out destinations and attractions they’ve seen on the silver screen.


In recent years, film locations for the likes of Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter and James Bond, as well as television productions including Downton Abbey and Doctor Who have been included on many travel itineraries. In fact, figures show that 29% of Brits have said a film or TV location was the main reason for selecting a holiday destination leading to around £600 million being spent on film-related tourism per annum*.


With a wealth of iconic filming locations across Britain waiting to be explored, many accessible by train, National Rail offers one of the most convenient ways for customers young and old to live out their big-screen dreams. Even better, when travelling by rail, visitors can save up to 50% off entry fees to a host of film-themed attractions with National Rail’s 2FOR1 offers. Find a range of fun and affordable days out across England, Scotland and Wales for all the family and step into your favourite scenes.


National Rail Days Out Guide discount deals for your big screen adventure:


Harry Potter Tour with Platform 9 ¾ - “Harry Potter” 2FOR1

On this themed tour of London, you'll visit real filming locations from the Harry Potter film franchise. Along the way you’ll delve into wizarding London and discover the secrets behind J.K.Rowling's magical books before getting a photo with Hedwig at Knockturn Alley.  Hosted by a Harry Potter tour guide with lots of trivia, secrets and games, this tour ends with a chance to stock up on souvenirs with a visit to an official Harry Potter shop!

Nearest Station: London Charing Cross (1 minute walk to Claremont Hotel Charing Cross Strand)


James Bond Walking Tour – “James Bond” – 2FOR1

Discover what it takes to be the world’s most famous secret agent as we take you on a journey to uncover some of the top-secret locations from the James Bond films. The tour will teach you about aspects of the British secret service and allow you to discover where fantasy meets reality.

Nearest Station: London Charing Cross (Outside Charring Cross Station)


Harry Potter in Edinburgh: The Places Behind the Story – “Harry Potter” – 2FOR1

Schools that look like castles, colourful streets with quirky shops, and a beautiful city that seems haunted by magic, Edinburgh is where J.K. Rowling wrote most of the Harry Potter books, and where she found the most inspiration. Play the game to discover the secrets behind the sorcerer’s story and find out how its creator conquered challenges in her own life to bring Harry, Hogwarts and its people to life.

Nearest Station: Edinburgh (7 minute walk from the station)


Bridgerton Tour of Bath – “Bridgerton” – 20% OFF

This season the ‘ton are flocking to Bath to enjoy a 2-hour tour which promenades through the historic streets of this beautiful city.  See many of Bridgerton's filming locations including the home of the Featheringtons, the shop owned by the charming Madame Delacroix plus Lady Danbury's house and much more.

Nearest Station: Bath Spa (7 minute walk from the station)


Warwick Castle – “Macbeth” – 2FOR1

Set in the heart of Shakespeare’s England, with over 64 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, Warwick Castle is the ultimate backdrop.  Experience more than 1,100 years of history in one of Britain’s finest medieval fortresses. Spectacular shows with a Shakespearean theme, and spellbinding storytelling make Warwick Castle one of the most exciting historic locations in Europe.

Nearest Station: Warwick (14 minute walk from the station)


Leeds Castle – “Magnum P.I.” – 2FOR1

This enchanting castle rising out of a lake, is set within stunning parkland and gardens.  Inspect the splendour of the castle’s interior as you take in the exotic 1920’s décor where the last owner Lady Baillie entertained her guests in lavish luxury. Explore the 500 acres of parkland, with three stunning gardens and a ferry to transport you across the great water to the family playgrounds or opt for a picturesque winter walk.

Nearest Station: Bearsted (6 minute taxi drive from the station, taxi must be booked in advance. If travelling in a large group, a private shuttle can be arranged through Leeds)


Audley End House and Gardens – “The Crown” – 2FOR1

Explore this decadent Jacobean mansion house and meet the staff in the Victorian Service Wing. Wander the tranquil gardens created by ‘Capability’ Brown and enjoy stunning views across the unspoilt Essex countryside. Stop to see the horses in the Victorian stable yard then let kids run, jump and climb in the children’s play area.

Nearest Station: Audley End (4 minute taxi ride)


Vera Half Day Tour of Newcastle Filming Locations – “Vera” – 2FOR1

Visit Newcastle to follow in Vera Stanhope’s footsteps on this guided tour. Focussing on visiting some of the most memorable crime scenes and regular haunts of Vera take in more than 10 actual locations from episodes.

Nearest Station: Newcastle (2 minute walk from the station)


The Painted Hall at Old Royal Naval College – “Four Weddings and a Funeral” - 2FOR1

Named as possibly “the most popular filming location in the world”, the Old Royal Naval College is the setting for hundreds of blockbuster films and TV series. Whilst there discover the Painted Hall, take an expert guided tour to explore Sir Christopher Wren’s architecture or try your hand at skittles in the Victorian skittle alley.  Seek out the newly refurbished Nelson Room or discover the glorious Chapel of St Peter and Paul to take in all the sights the maritime college has to offer.

Nearest Station: Greenwich (9 minute walk from the station)


To find out more about the incredible 2FOR1 deals available when you travel by train, visit


For more information contact Stephanie Burns at


Notes to Editor

*Research commissioned by and British Film Institute

Offers expire on 31st December 2023


About Days Out Guide

A great way to save money off trips and excursions when you travel by train, 2FOR1 offers discounted entry to nearly 350 attractions nationwide, including ZSL London Zoo, Hampton Court Palace, and Kew Gardens. For more information visit


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