The best brewery and distillery tours you can reach by train!

If you can’t resist a hoppy craft ale, aged whisky or ice-cold gin and tonic – these tours will leave you in good spirits.

However, who wants to drive to a distillery tour? To fully immerse yourself in the experience you should be able to enjoy a couple of samples. That’s why we’ve hand-picked the best tours you can reach by train!

Birmingham Microbrewery Experience, Birmingham

Take part in a beer tasting tour of Birmingham, visit Rock and Roll Brewery, Burning Soul Brewery and finish off at The Wolf Bar – with meats and cheeses to match your ales!

You can reach the first brewery via train to Birmingham Jewellery Quarter or Birmingham Snow Hill station.


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Edinburgh Gin Distillery Tour, Edinburgh

In the heart of Edinburgh city centre, the popular company has three tours to choose from. You’ll leave with an extensive knowledge of gin history and can even choose to create your own gin. Just a short walk from both Edinburgh Waverly and Edinburgh Haymarket stations.


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Meantime Brewery Tours, London

Explore the largest working craft brewery in London. The tour is funny, educational and includes a tutored tasting session of the best Meantime beers.

The brewery is in Greenwich so its easily accessible from Westcombe Park Train Station. If you feel like taking the tube get off at North Greenwich.


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Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour, Whitchurch

Inside a 300-year-old mill is the world-famous gin distillery. Your expert tour guide will teach you all about the vaporising process and the botanicals used to create Bombay Sapphire’s classic taste. You can get a shuttle bus provided by the distillery from Overton train station.


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Glenfiddich Distillery tour, Dufftown

Step back into history at Glenfiddich Whisky Distillery. One of the few remaining independent distilleries in Scotland. The distillery is wholesome and traditional with earthy aromas, wooden barrels and copper tuns.

Just half a mile from Dufftown train station, a special heritage railway line with beautiful views of Scottish scenery – worth a day out itself.


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If you’re planning on visiting any of these breweries or distilleries, make sure you get the cheapest train tickets at NationalRail.com!