Lake District Brochures


By Rail

Eurotunnel – Tel: (0870) 5353535
Operates a 24-hour, 365-day vehicle/passenger service through the Channel Tunnel between Calais and Folkestone (in Kent) for cars and passengers.

Eurostar – Tel: (0870) 5186186
Runs regular high speed trains between Brussels, Paris, Lille and Calais and stations at Folkestone (in Kent) and London Waterloo.

Other Rail Links

By Sea

Operators offer frequent daily crossings to and from Dover, Folkestone, Newhaven, Poole, Portsmouth and Plymouth. Some have more limited services during the winter months, so please check before travelling.

Brittany Ferries – Tel: 02 98 29 29 40 or visit Operates services between: Caen & Portsmouth; Cherbourg & Poole: Roscoff & Plymouth; St Malo, Plymouth & Portsmouth; Santander, Plymouth, Portsmouth & Poole. See advertisement on Page 2.

P&O Stenaline – Tel: Reservations (0870) 600 0600. Operates services between Dieppe & Newhaven; Calais & Dover,

P&O Portsmouth – Tel: Reservations (0870) 2424999. Operates services between Le Havre & Portsmouth; Cherbourg & Portsmouth; Bilbao & Portsmouth.

SeaFrance – Tel: Reservations (0870) 5711711. Operates services between Calais & Dover.

Hoverspeed – Tel: Reservations (0870) 5240241. Operates services between Boulogne & Folkestone; Calais & Dover; Ostend & Dover; Dieppe & Newhaven.

By Air

Fly direct to Southern England via England's two major international airports, London Heathrow and London Gatwick. Two regional airports – Southampton Airport and Bournemouth International Airport – also serve European, Channel Islands and domestic routes.

London Heathrow Tel: (0870) 0000 123
London Gatwick Tel: (0870) 000 2468
Southampton Airport Tel: (023) 8062 0021
Bournemouth International Airport Tel: (01202) 364 000

Travel in and around Southern England

By Rail

Southern England is served by an excellent rail network which links destinations within the region, provides a fast and frequent service between London and the region's major towns and provides connections with cross country routes. If you plan to make several rail journeys, you can obtain special rate BritRail passes from your own travel agent, prior to arriving in Britain. Alternatively, you can ask about rail passes at any national rail offices or stations on arrival. For further information on all train services throughout Britain, call 08457 484950 or call individual rail companies within the region. These include:

South West Trains – Tel: (0845) 6000 650. Key routes include London Waterloo to Portsmouth and Weymouth.

Thames Trains – Tel: (0845) 7300 700. Key routes include London Paddington to Basingstoke, Banbury, Henley-on-Thames and Marlow.

Chiltern Railways – Tel: (08705) 165165. Key routes include London Marylebone to Amersham, Wendover, Aylesbury, Princes Risborough and High Wycombe.

Other Rail Links

By Car

Motorways (on which the speed limit is 70mph/112.6kmph) link major cities. When travelling around, look for the brown and white signs which indicate nearby tourist attractions and the i signs that denote Tourist Information.

By Coach

National Express (see advertisement opposite) operates a network of economically-priced long-distance coach services throughout Britain. Coaches leave London from Victoria Coach Station, adjacent to London Victoria railway station. You can obtain information on the service, and buy a discount BritExpress Card, from your local BTA office.

National Express – Tel: (08705) 80 80 80.
Local Agents – Tel: (08705) 01 01 04 or Internet:
Victoria Coach Station – Tel: (020) 7730 3466.

Travel to the Isle of Wight

Wightlink – Tel: (0870) 5827744 Ferry service between: Portsmouth & Ryde; Portsmouth & Fishbourne; Lymington and Yarmouth.

Red Funnel – Tel: (023) 8033 3042 Ferry service between Southampton & Cowes.

Hovertravel – Tel: (01983) 811000 Hovercraft service between Southsea/Portsmouth & Ryde.

When calling the United Kingdom by telephone or fax from abroad, insert 0044 in place of the first zero of the dialling code and continue with the remainder of the number.









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