Category: Top UK destinations

Places to Go – Cobham and Stoke D’Abernon for Painshill

Places to Go is a monthly feature for our NationalRail.com blog, the series follows former stationmaster Alex Nelson across the UK via train. In the Second World War, the Railway Executive Committee issued a poster which became famous, asking “Is Your Journey...

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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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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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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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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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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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The best national parks you can reach by train!

The UK seems dominated by roads, buildings and people. It’s easy to forget that there’s so much beauty just outside of our cities! Escaping to the countryside is one of life’s pleasures but arriving without a car can be difficult. If you...

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