Have you got a Senior Railcard? Once you reach the age of 60 you are entitled to buy one. For the price of £30 a year, or £70 for 3 years, you can get 1/3 off Standard and First Class Anytime, Off Peak and Advance fares.
For more information and to buy or renew a card go to www.senior-railcard.co.uk
Depending on how often you use it, you can not only make savings on your rail travel, but can also get discount vouchers for a wide range of attractions, entertainment and food and drink.
The website www.daysoutguide.co.uk/travel-by-train gives lots of ideas and a host of special offers and two for one deals. You can save on holidays, hotel accommodation, food and wine and tickets to exhibitions. There are special deals on entry to historical sites, garden, zoological parks and any number of attractions.
One particularly good offer is for two night breaks where for a discounted price you will get an excellent hotel and an evening meal. bottle of wine www.greatlittlebreaks.com/rail/senior-railcard.html or telephone 01905 899 505. With extra discounts for using your railcard this is a very good deal so you can visit some of the country’s favourite location from Scotland to the South Coast. Some hotels are 4 star and are country or manor house sites. All promise fine dining.
Whether it is a just a day out with the grandchildren, a shopping weekend or a romantic stay with that special someone it is made more affordable with a Senior Railcard. I took a trip up to Lancashire to meet a friend for a spa break and saved the cost of my railcard on just one journey.
by Christine Parkinson