Category: Top UK destinations

Places to Go: Ellingham Hall

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. Most of...

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Places to Go: Leeds Castle

Places to Go is a regular feature from NationalRail.com’s stationmaster, Alex Nelson. His passion for the UK rail network and travelling to new locations around the UK have inspired him to write a regular piece on UK tourism.   The phone rang...

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Unusual haunted places in the UK

Take the train and explore these haunted locations in time for Halloween this year. The UK has an extensive history and many ghost stories, but here are some you may not have heard of before…   Eyam, Derbyshire. Eyam, otherwise known as...

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Places to Go: Stirling

Places to Go is a regular feature from NationalRail.com’s stationmaster, Alex Nelson. His passion for the UK rail network and travelling to new locations around the UK have inspired him to write a regular piece on UK tourism.   I was preparing...

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Top UK Comic-cons to visit

Comics and superheroes have outgrown their subculture status and steadily grown in popularity over the past few years. Comic-cons, or Comic Book Conventions, (originally founded in San Diego, in 1970) were once was seen as a gathering of eccentric mega-fans, now they...

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Visit these top literary legends by train

England is full of famous authors that have produced some of the most celebrated novels, plays and poems of all time. Hop on the train to explore these five famous locations that were once home to these celebrated novelists.   The Dickens...

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Places to Go: North Berwick

Places to Go is a regular feature from NationalRail.com’s stationmaster, Alex Nelson. His passion for the UK rail network and travelling to new locations around the UK have inspired him to write a regular piece on UK tourism.   North Berwick is...

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6 hidden gems to discover in Newcastle

Known for its football club, old coal mines and closed down shipyards, Newcastle has recently revitalised itself into a vibrant visitor destination. There is always something to enjoy in Newcastle, be it the Baltic Art Centre, the Sage, the Hancock museum or...

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9 UK train stations featured in films

The UK has been fascinated with trains for many years, and they have played such an essential part of our lives that it’s no wonder they are often used as backdrops to represent typical English and Scottish life. The team at NationalRail.com...

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