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Best books for your commute

A recent study determined that people are willing to commute for up to 45 minutes to live in a nicer area – so why not use your commute time to broaden your vocabulary and get lost in imagination. There are over 130...

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Places to Go: Ellingham Hall

Places to Go is a monthly feature written by NationalRail.com’s stationmaster, Alex Nelson. His passion for the UK rail network combined with his desire to travel to new locations have inspired him to write a regular piece on UK tourism. Most of...

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Weird and Wonderful things to do this Winter:

Christmas is an interesting time of year with weird presents and even weirder family – yet somehow traditional Christmas events tend to be totally traditional. This year, why not shun the typical and the humdrum? Swerve the Christmas markets and the shopping...

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6 Amazing Gifts for Railway Enthusiasts:

The festive season is here and, as usual, everyone is scouring the internet for the perfect gift. The difficulty comes with the realisation that you’re buying for your favourite rail enthusiast but know nothing about their hobby! There’s nothing worse than seeing...

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Places to Go: Leeds Castle

Places to Go is a regular feature from NationalRail.com’s stationmaster, Alex Nelson. His passion for the UK rail network and travelling to new locations around the UK have inspired him to write a regular piece on UK tourism.   The phone rang...

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Unusual haunted places in the UK

Take the train and explore these haunted locations in time for Halloween this year. The UK has an extensive history and many ghost stories, but here are some you may not have heard of before…   Eyam, Derbyshire. Eyam, otherwise known as...

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Places to Go: Stirling

Places to Go is a regular feature from NationalRail.com’s stationmaster, Alex Nelson. His passion for the UK rail network and travelling to new locations around the UK have inspired him to write a regular piece on UK tourism.   I was preparing...

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Top UK Comic-cons to visit

Comics and superheroes have outgrown their subculture status and steadily grown in popularity over the past few years. Comic-cons, or Comic Book Conventions, (originally founded in San Diego, in 1970) were once was seen as a gathering of eccentric mega-fans, now they...

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