Category: Top UK destinations

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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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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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 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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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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