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The most isolated spots in the UK

Escaping the hustle and bustle of city life has never been more appealing. With flying less than desirable, why not head to some of the most remote places in the UK for a refreshing walk and some peace and quiet? If you’re...

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6 facts you won’t believe about trains!

Rail travel is popular all over the world with over 1.8 billion people travelling by train a year. The railway is especially a part of British culture, from the first ever locomotive journey to the everyday commute. Trains have a cult following...

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Places to Go – Jodrell Bank

Places to go is our monthly feature exploring UK tourist destinations by rail. This month our stationmaster Alex Nelson explores Jodrell Bank! I finally managed to visit Jodrell Bank (JB) between Christmas and New Year. This was the trip postponed last July...

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The most Instagrammable brunch spots in London

Brunch is the divine combination of lunch and breakfast, especially popular with those who aren’t awake for the first meal of the day. Whilst ‘brunching’ has been around since the 19th century, the trend of snapping your brunch is relatively new. Leading...

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The best things to do in Leeds!

When deciding on a city break in the UK, people often miss out the North of England – usually heading to cities like London and Birmingham. The North of England is seriously underrated, with cheaper pints, cheap train tickets and a friendlier...

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Places to Go – Beverley

Places to go is a regular feature on our NationalRail.com site. The feature sends our stationmaster Alex Nelson to UK tourist destinations via train. The aim is to promote train tourism with cheap train tickets, of course! I spent 24 hours in the...

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Free things to do in Newcastle Upon Tyne

A trip out can start to become expensive after travel, food and paying into attractions. Newcastle Upon Tyne has a selection of free attractions so you can enjoy a day out without breaking the bank. With the seven bridges across the iconic...

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Places to Go – Yarm in the Tees Valley

Places to go is a monthly feature on NationalRail.com, our stationmaster Alex Nelson visits UK locations via train. Alex’s aim is to promote train tourism with cheap train tickets, of course! Yarm, on a peninsula almost surrounded by the River Tees, is...

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Unique Valentine’s Day Ideas in Manchester:

With Christmas festivities now in the past, it’s time to get ready for the next big day. Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is on its way and it’s time to celebrate with a difference. Forget candlelit dinners and slow dancing,...

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