Category: #OffTheBeatenTrack

Places to Go – Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Places to Go is our monthly feature, NationalRail.com owner and former stationmaster Alex Nelson explores UK tourism by rail. As rail travel is still not advised, this month Alex discusses his visit to Rochdale last year! My visit to Rochdale in May...

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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 – Dundee

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! A highly enjoyable visit to Dundee could be had without straying more than 100 metres from...

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Places to Go – Manchester

Places to Go is a regular Nationalrail.com feature. Our stationmaster Alex Nelson explores the country by rail. This month he’s in Manchester using his Family and Friends railcard! The original plan was to go to Jodrell Bank, the radio astronomical observatory in...

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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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#ScenicRoute The most spectacular train journeys in the world!

#ScenicRoute is a regular NationalRail.com feature, exploring the world’s most astonishing train journeys. Trains are a magical mode of transport. You can hop on a plane anywhere, but nothing beats the romance of a train journey. Many love stories, friendships and adventures...

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Get tiddly in the UK’s Unusual 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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