London St Pancras
This lovely fin-de-siècle station was restored without being ruined in 1997. There are flower tubs, old-fashioned signs and a single line that leads in both directions to wooded valleys – magical in the snow. Hop off and take the relaxing five-minute walk through a park and along the river to the centre of Hebden Bridge.
The majestic curved hall isn’t as airy as St Pancras, but the golden stone is handsome. A walkway leads to the old Motive Power Depot where three halls now house the National Railway Museum. This is a joy – bridges, turntables and God knows how many trains. It’s free, and a child can leave clutching something from the cheap and merry gift shop.
Anne Fine’s new book for young teenagers is 'Blood Family’, published by Doubleday Children’s Books
Anne was talking to Iona McLaren