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Egg-citing Easter activities across the UK!

The Easter holidays are just around the corner and filling the two-week void created by the school holidays can be daunting. There’s plenty to do this Easter so why not hop along to some Easter events? In case you haven’t noticed, it’s...

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Get tiddly in the UK’s Usual pubs!

Whether it’s a catch up with your friends, some quick hearty grub or a romantic couple of drinks – the answer is always the pub. Britain is internationally known for its pub culture. Stumble into any village, town or city and you’ll...

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Places to Go: Stoke-on-Trent

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. In January I...

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Places to go: Kendal

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. The Auld...

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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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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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Train travel hacks for a more relaxing journey

Why sit in traffic when you could be relaxing with a good book? Travelling by rail is quicker and more eco-friendly. To make your journey even more enjoyable we’ve compiled some ‘train travel hacks’ to help you get the most out of your journey....

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Places to Go: Aberdeen

Aberdeen is 255 miles north of Newcastle by rail, about the same as London, but fares are cheaper because there are plenty of trains competing for your custom.  At the age of 56, I am too young for the over-60s Senior Railcard,...

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A journey coming to an end: train stations set to close

Alex Nelson, stationmaster of NationalRail.com, is also the stationmaster of two independent train stations on the East Coast Main Line: Chester-le-Street in County Durham and Eaglescliffe in the Tees Valley. He is disappointed to announce that the stations will be closing at...

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