Since the country’s first steam railway opened up in 1825, England has become a champion of rail travel, with a vast network of tracks running the length and breadth of the country. Today, high speed, comfortable trains run from London to destinations in every corner of the UK, as well as the cross-channel Eurostar running to locations in France and Belgium.
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January 11, 2012
The things you find when you head out of London on a train! When I ended up in Norwich almost by chance, I had no idea that I was stepping into such an historically important city – or such a lovely one. In the 11th century, Norwich was England‘s largest city after London, and in fact it was massively important until the Industrial Revolution. The Romans settled very close by, then the Anglo-Saxons established Norwich around the 6th century; there was a Viking raid on the city leaving a Nordic influence, then after the Norman conquest in 1066, the city became a royal city and the castle and cathedral were built.