If you are thinking of visiting family and friends for the festive season this week and next are when the cheap advanced tickets will be on sale. We usually get a ticket from Watford to Glasgow return for under £40. However, this time when I tried all the return tickets at the cheap prices were gone ! So Mr Shoestring will be going up one day and down 2 days later in order to make sure that the fare is still a cheap one.
I wanted to warn other people that these tickets are selling fast or else they have made fewer of them available so don't miss out ! For us booking the cheapest ticket was a saving of £85 this year making the train as cheap as driving and much quicker !