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Letchworth Garden City

As the world’s first garden city, Letchworth offers plenty of green spaces in which to exercise and explore.

Created as a solution to the squalor of urban life in the late 19th century, Letchworth Garden City inspired town planning across the globe.

Only 39 miles from central London, getting to Letchworth Garden City is simple with rail travel. Once you’re there you’ll find plenty of attractions to see and areas worth visiting. The lush Howard Park and Gardens boasts expanses of grassed areas, fountains, play areas and a refurbished paddling pool, perfect for the whole family. With the addition of cafes selling tea, coffee, ice creams and other snacks, there’s something for everyone.

Not visiting with children? There’s still plenty more things to do in Letchworth Garden City. If you’re looking to do a spot of shopping while you’re visiting, the Garden Square Shopping Centre is perfect; with a wealth of shops, restaurants and cafes. Or find out more about Letchworth’s legacy at the International Garden Cities Exhibition.

No matter what your reasons for visiting, we’re here to help you make the most of your trip. We have detailed some ways and tips on how you can save on your train fares, so when you get there, you have as many pennies as possible to spend.

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Getting to Letchworth Garden City

Day trips shouldn’t be filled with stress or worry about your travel plans – that’s why we’re committed to delivering an excellent service, all designed to get you there as hassle free as possible.

There are a number of ways you can save on your train tickets to ensure you have enough cash left to spend on Letchworth days out, either with your family or friends. If you’re heading on a day trip with the children, why not consider our kids for £2 offer? You can take up to four children between the ages of 5 and 15!

Or if you’re travelling with a group of friends you could take advantage of our GroupSave tickets – applicable to parties of 3-9 adults when travelling Off-Peak.

Things to do in Letchworth Garden City

If you’re heading out of the capital in search of a relaxing and restorative day out, why not head to the beautiful Norton Common. Only a ten minute walk from the town centre and with a local nature reserve and picnic area, it’s the perfect location for a peaceful, and perhaps romantic day out.

Whatever your reasons for visiting Letchworth Garden City, we’re here to make your trip as enjoyable and stress free as possible; starting with your train travel! So, book your tickets today throughout site and save on your booking fees.

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