Valentine's escapes to East Anglia by rail

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Greater Anglia is working with tourism organisation, Visit East Anglia, to boost visitor numbers to the region and attract couples looking for a romantic short break over Valentine’s weekend.

The partnership has created a package of special offers which create the perfect romantic escape to East Anglia’s vibrant cities, historic market towns, picturesque countryside and stunning coastal retreats and are exclusive to visitors arriving by train.

The production of two brochures – ‘Shop East Anglia’ and ‘Stay East Anglia’ – which are free and available from rail stations or www.greateranglia.co.uk offer a whole range of vouchers and special offers valid in shops, restaurants, hotels, accommodation and attractions across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex which can only be used in conjunction with a valid train ticket.

Couples looking for the perfect luxury escape can choose from 50 money saving offers such as a special rate of £99 per night at the luxurious De Vere Dunston Hall Hotel near Norwich, which includes a two course dinner, B&B for two guests and a bottle of wine, 10% off luxury self catering cottages in Cambridge plus two for one entry into Duxford Air Museum and two for one on College Backs tours with the Scudamores Punting Company, £45 per person per night B&B at the Stoke-By-Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, near Colchester (when spending £25pp on Dinner or a spa treatment for two), or three nights for the price of two at the Sandcastle Guest House, Lowestoft.

Further savings can be made with Greater Anglia’s range of Advance tickets available from as little as £6 one way or the GroupSave ticket which means that three or four people can travel off peak for the price of two (terms and conditions apply).

Lucy Downing of Visit East Anglia, said, “Our ‘Shop’ and ‘Stay’ brochures aim to promote the region as a fantastic place for a short break or holiday and boost visitor numbers in the early part of the year. With the fast, easy rail links and Advance fares from Greater Anglia, teamed with money saving offers on shopping and accommodation, we hope that couples looking for that luxury break for less will choose East Anglia this Valentine’s Day.”