England’s only regular main line, steam-hauled excursion train operates two return trips between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stratford- on-Avon every Sunday until 14 September. Premier Class includes either breakfast, a three-course Sunday lunch or high tea. The train bowls through the underrated countryside of north Warwickshire, stopping for passengers in the pretty town of Henley-in-Arden.
Where Vintage Trains (0121-708 4960; www.shakespeareexpress.com)
How long 3-7 hours