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August Inspiration

There are so many festivals, carnivals and events for you to check-in at this month. Use your Railcard when travelling to get there for less.

Arts in Edinburgh


Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The arts festival is back again with something for everyone. Thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over the Scottish capital to present shows of all kinds and for every taste.

Edinburgh International Festival

Some of the finest creators and performers from the worlds of theatre, music, opera and dance to offer a unique experience for audiences.

More in Edinburgh

Let our Chief Adventure Officer show you what there is to see and do in and around the Scottish capital.

Carnival Season

Caribbean Carnival of Manchester

Enjoy the infectious rhythms of song and dance as the carnival procession winds its way through the crowds with dance troupes and elaborate costumes.

Leeds West Indian Carnival

Join in with the 50th anniversary celebrations where there will be fun for all the family with plenty of arts and crafts stalls and a DJ entertaining the crowds in the park.

Notting Hill Carnival

The biggest street carnival in Europe will be back with more music, dancing and costumes as well as the spectacular main parade.

Top Festivals


V Festival

Taking place on 19th and 20th August 2017 in Hylands Park Chelmsford and Weston Park Staffordshire, a host of stars will be taking to the stage including multi-platinum selling headliners Pink and Jay-Z


Set in a secret location in the Northamptonshire countryside, Shambala’s slogan is "Adventures in utopia" so prepare for a kaleidoscope of colour, theatrics and creativity with a unique musical soundtrack.

Fun in the Sun

Top seaside destinations

The top spots to visit with your Railcard for some sea, sand and relaxtion!

In Swansea

See what our Chief Adventure Officer got up to on his recent trip to Swansea.

International Balloon Fiesta

Alongside the fantastic site of hot air balloons filling the skies, there will be a lots of fairground rides and entertainment.

Top 2FOR1 Offers

Get 2FOR1 entry with a Days Out Guide voucher when you travel by train!

  1. ArcelorMittal Orbit
  2. Original Tour London Sightseeing
  3. Tate Liverpool - Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-1933
  4. Madame Tussauds London
  5. Chelsea FC Stadium Tour & Museum

  • Did you know as a Railcard holder you also get 1/3 off day ticket prices for unlimited bus and tram travel for your to or from station destination? Ideal for exploring on days out. Simply buy along with your train ticket at a station or online. For more details and T&C’s click here
  • Check out some fantastic 2FOR1 offers across Great Britain available when you travel by rail at daysoutguide.co.uk
  • Plan your journey at National Rail Enquiries