The 72-mile Settle–Carlisle Line, built between 1869 and 1875, offers one of England's most scenic railway journeys. Modern diesel trains ply the route between Leeds and Carlisle via Settle about eight times per day…
Taking this pretty ferry from Dartmouth is by far the most atmospheric way to arrive at Agatha Christie's former home. It's worth booking online in advance, as summer ferries get busy.
Runs canal-boat trips (45 minutes one-way) between Little Venice and Camden Lock from late March to November. Book at least a day ahead online and pay on the boat (cash only).
A little yellow ferry shuttling from the Barbican across to the Mount Batten peninsula (10 minutes, half-hourly).
Vintage steam trains puff at least hourly between Swanage and Norden (25 minutes), stopping at Corfe Castle.
Bicycle hire place 4 miles north of Armadale; can deliver bikes to the ferry pier or to Broadford.
Offers a handy hop-on, hop-off service. Its 20 docks around the city are located near the big museums and landmarks. They also run harbour cruises and rent out pedalos. You may get a few euros off if you book online…
You can rent standard bikes and hybrids from Cycle Heaven at the train station. Longer rentals are available if you plan to tackle a route like Coast to Coast, costing about £100 for two weeks.
The finest way to the top of Penha is on the Teleférico da Penha, which starts from Parque das Hortas, 600m east of the old centre.
A small tourist train connects Rocamadour's lower parking lot with the Cité's Porte du Figuier, near the lower elevator.