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Irish pubs to visit for St Patrick’s Day

For anyone who is not in Ireland for St Patrick’s Day, we’ve taken the liberty of providing you with the best pubs to visit in England, Scotland and Wales. We’re fully expecting this to be a big one for everyone who is...

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Spas to visit for Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday (26th March) and the flowers and chocolates will be pouring in. But perhaps you want to switch things up a little. That’s why we’re suggesting sending your Mum to a spa for the day, where she will...

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How to have a more pleasant train ride

So far, we’ve told you every which way to purchase cheap train tickets on our Twitter and Facebook page. Did we mention that there are ways to enhance your experience when you take the train, too? Keep the area around your feet...

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Where to eat the best pancakes in England

Shrove Tuesday, informally known as Pancake Day, is traditionally the last day of indulging in your favourite sweet treats before Lent – or fat eating, hence the phrase “Mardi Gras” in French. We’ve searched out the best eateries for pancakes in the...

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Museums to entertain the whole family this half-term

With February half-term just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for a family break. Nationalrail.com offers cheap train tickets to destinations all over the UK so you can find a place to play with the kids and escape your busy schedule....

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Visit the UK capitals for Valentine’s Day

Nationalrail.com is here to help those of you with great recommendations who haven’t quite figured out what they’re doing for Valentine’s Day. What better way to spend the 14th than in one of the UK’s capital cities? Here are the details of...

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Do you need a holiday?

Question time: Which one of these statements suits you the most? I’m so stressed out. I need a holiday. I’ve done really well this month. I should reward myself with a holiday. I’ve not had a break in a while. I should...

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#Offthebeatentrack – Matlock Bath

#Offthebeatentrack is NationalRail.com’s dedication to the locations across the UK that are not visited regularly, but still have just as much to offer as more popular destinations. In the 1800s, a railway station opened in Matlock Bath, allowing train travellers access to...

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Train travel essentials

At times, train journeys seem to take a while, but it’s nothing a little bit of preparation can’t fix! On modern day trains, there are ways to make a commute seem effortless – all you need are a few travelling essentials and...

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