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Places to Go – Horden for the Durham Heritage Coast

Places to Go is our monthly feature written by Alex Nelson, an ex-stationmaster and the owner of NationalRail.com. Alex regularly explores UK tourist destinations looking for the best deals on cheap train tickets this time he visits Horden. Britain’s newest railway station opened...

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Places to Go – Berwick-upon-Tweed

Places to Go is our monthly feature written by Alex Nelson, an ex-stationmaster and the owner of NationalRail.com. Alex regularly explores UK tourist destinations looking for the best deals on cheap train tickets. On the many occasions I have been to visit...

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LNER offer the chance to name an Azuma train!

It has been a year since the LNER Azuma train ‘zoomed’ into our lives. If you are a train lover or a railway enthusiast, you will be aware of how exciting this has been for the railway industry. Whilst travel is still...

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Iconic film scenes on trains!

All unnecessary travel is off-limits during the Covid-19 pandemic and daily activities have come to a halt. For many this means no more daily commute, working from home and quarantining away from our friends and family. If you are like us, you...

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Places to Go – armchair!

Places to Go is a NationalRail.com regular feature, written by Alex Nelson a former stationmaster. Alex usually discusses his trips around the UK with the cheapest train tickets, but this month it’s something different. Before all this madness started I was at...

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Places to Go – Jodrell Bank

Places to go is our monthly feature exploring UK tourist destinations by rail. This month our stationmaster Alex Nelson explores Jodrell Bank! I finally managed to visit Jodrell Bank (JB) between Christmas and New Year. This was the trip postponed last July...

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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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Free things to do in Newcastle Upon Tyne

A trip out can start to become expensive after travel, food and paying into attractions. Newcastle Upon Tyne has a selection of free attractions so you can enjoy a day out without breaking the bank. With the seven bridges across the iconic...

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Places to Go – Yarm in the Tees Valley

Places to go is a monthly feature on NationalRail.com, our stationmaster Alex Nelson visits UK locations via train. Alex’s aim is to promote train tourism with cheap train tickets, of course! Yarm, on a peninsula almost surrounded by the River Tees, is...

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Six free things to do this January:

December is notorious for emptying your bank account and leaving you with little left to enjoy January. The age-old saying is true, though: you don’t need money to have fun. Expensive meals and days out can be enjoyable but recently there’s been...

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