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Places to Go – Rothesay and the Isle of Bute

Places To Go is a monthly feature by UK rail expert and Director of NationalRail.com, Alex Nelson. This month he visits Rothesay and the Isle of Bute: It’s 16 miles by road from Rhubodach (pronounced “Rubber Duck”) in the north to Kilchattan...

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Beautiful places to go wild camping in Scotland!

If you’re an outdoorsy person, you’ll have heard about the recent talks to legalise wild camping in England and Wales. Although the initial response was positive from Parliament, the idea has since received backlash. Experienced campers have argued that incentive took away...

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A superhero’s guide to Marvel filming locations across the UK

This article contains spoilers for lots of Marvel films! Comic book subculture has shifted throughout the last decade. Conventions, screenings and stores that once hid in back alleys have merged onto high streets across the world. Forgetting the age-old debate of Marvel...

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Top UK beaches you can reach by train!

The seaside has all the elements needed for a memorable day out; childhood nostalgia, the delight of nature, greasy food and good old-fashioned fun. In the colder months it’s easy to forget how beautiful the UK coastline is, but the sun is...

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A Muggles guide to the Harry Potter filming locations!

  Don’t worry if you didn’t receive your letter in the post. Voldemort wiped out the Ministry of Magic’s records of muggle-born witches and wizards between 1985-1998! Plus, you can walk in the steps of witches and wizards at Harry Potter filming...

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Travel by train – the best UK castles!

From the Norman occupation to Harry and Megan’s house – there’s a reason that the UK is famous for its castles. The UK has thousands of years of history and hundreds of historic sites to discover. If you’re into creepy witches, horrible...

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Places to go: Birmingham for the National Exhibition Centre

Places to Go is NationalRail.com’s regular feature, exploring U.K tourist hot spots by train! On my most recent visit to the National Exhibition Centre I stayed deliberately at a previously dreadful hotel which is definitely on its way up. The Rowton Hotel...

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