Category: Top UK destinations

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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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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Staycation honeymoons you can reach by train!

Weddings take a lot of time and a lot of money. After the ceremonies are over, you may not feel like you can afford or be bothered to travel abroad – but you don’t have to! More couples are choosing to staycation...

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Beautiful places to go wild camping in Scotland!

If you’re an outdoorsy person, you’ll have heard about the recent talks to legalise wild camping in England and Wales. Although the initial response was positive from Parliament, the idea has since received backlash. Experienced campers have argued that incentive took away...

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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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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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