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Six free things to do this January:

December is notorious for emptying your bank account and leaving you with little left to enjoy January. The age-old saying is true, though: you don’t need money to have fun. Expensive meals and days out can be enjoyable but recently there’s been...

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The UKs best winter destinations:

The winter is famously known for being a romantic time of year: think cosy nights and tear-jerker films.  It’s the season of friends, family and kissing your love under the mistletoe. If you’ve got the gooey feeling and fancy making memories that...

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Places to Go – Frankfurt in Germany

  Every month our very own stationmaster Alex Nelson visits different UK locations. The feature is called Places to Go, this month he tries something different he visits Frankfurt in Germany! On 26/7 November, I took what was expected to be a...

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The top spots to visit in Wales!

When people think about exploring the UK, they often forget about the smallest of Britain’s mainland countries. Wales is a great destination and it’s just a train ride away. The country has incredible landscapes, stunning coastlines and beautiful national parks. If you...

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The best Christmas markets in the UK

  With just a few weeks until Christmas, it’s time to start getting in a festive mood. Why not encourage the Christmassy feeling with a trip to a traditional Christmas Market? In the past few years the UK’s Christmas markets have got...

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Places to Go – Rotherhithe

Every month our very own stationmaster Alex Nelson visits different UK locations. The feature is called Places to Go, this month he visits Rotherhithe to celebrate the new NationalRail.com map. On 6th November, a select band of rail professionals and interested members...

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Top UK gardens you can reach by train!

One of the most pleasurable autumn activities is a crisp nature walk. As the leaves begin to fall, the air begins to mist, and the squirrels come out to play. So, why not head to one of the UKs best gardens this...

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The best escape rooms you can reach by train!

Are you part of the Crystal Maze generation? Did you fantasize about beating the monkeys on Jungle Run? It’s no wonder that escape rooms are now all the rage! If you haven’t heard of an escape room, we don’t know where you’ve...

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Places to Go – Racing at Pontefract

Places to go is a NationalRail.com monthly feature. The article is written by Alex Nelson our stationmaster and follows his visits around the UK by rail! My friend Andy Bartlett, who, before he started the GO ROAM app, was a racing jockey...

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Exploring Scottish cities via rail!

From buzzing cities to spectacular landscapes, Scotland is a beautiful country that’s right on your doorstep. With wild-camping legal and free just outside of it’s cities you don’t even have to pay for accommodation! So, next time you plan a holiday why...

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