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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Students: Pack your bags, take the train and travel smart

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Whether you’re living on a shoestring or trying to make that student loan last, it really pays to take the train. Read on for our guide to savvy student travelling and start saving now with redspottedhanky.com.

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Take the train to Wales … for the best UK walks

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Autumn is the perfect time to head out and enjoy the last of the nice weather before the bright colours fade and the dreary winter sets in.

This year, lace up and get trekking around the Welsh countryside, and enjoy some of the best views and walks in the UK. Check our journey planner for cheap tickets to Wales and head out and feel the wind on your face.

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Take the train … to the Warley Model Railway Show

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Choo choo! The UK’s biggest model railway show is getting ready to launch in Birmingham with delights for adults, children and anoraks alike.

Check our journey planner for cheap tickets to Birmingham and get out and see the best – and worst – in model trains at the Warley Model Railway show.

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Take the train … and go Christmas Shopping

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Christmas is right around the corner and now is the perfect time to get ready for the holiday season ahead of the rush. Beat the crowds and head out with your wish-list to Blighty’s best shopping spots.

Check our journey planner for cheap tickets to all your favourite shopping spots and get this year’s holiday shop out of the way hassle-free and well ahead of schedule.

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UK Train travel more popular than ever

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Taking the train is one of the most practical and hassle-free ways to travel, so it’s no surprise that the rail industry is in the midst of its busiest year since the 1920s.

The train is a great way to explore the UK, and with so many great destinations to choose from, the hardest part is deciding where to go next. Read our top train travel tips and don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap tickets to all your favourite spots.

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Take the train … to the Wales Rally GB

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The Wales Rally is just around the corner from 10-13 November, so get your motor running and head off to the track for a great day at the races.

Leave your own race car in the driveway and check our journey planner for cheap tickets to Cardiff and watch your favourite drivers race their way to victory from the stands.

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Take the train … and mark Remembrance Sunday

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Every year, people all over the world pause on 11 November to remember and pay tribute to the brave soldiers who have died and who still fight for freedom and equality.

Read on and celebrate the men and women who risked and lost their lives in the name of freedom by taking the train to Blighty’s best Remembrance Sunday services. 

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Take the train … to autumn’s culture hotspots

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Now the mercury’s dropping, it’s tempting to stay indoors and cosy-up. But there’s no need to stay-in and stay-bored. Not when you can take cheap trains to Britian’s best museum, music and grub-loving cities.

Just read on for some travel ideas and don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you wrap-up and head-off.

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Rail-ride into the past … with our pick of vintage train posters

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Long before planes flew and cars were commonplace, taking the train was the most glamorous way to travel. Back then, artwork advertising cheap train tickets and well-railed routes could be found almost everywhere.

Read on and rail-ride into the past with our pick of Mad Men-inspired vintage train posters that could have come straight from Sterling Cooper’s art department. And don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap tickets if you’re inspired to take the train.

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Take the train … to Blighty’s best pubs

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Autumn’s in full swing and it’s time to take shelter in Blighty’s best pubs. Warm yourself by the fire and have a swift half by the hearth-side at our pick of pubs.

Read on for our guide to Britain’s best public houses and don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap tickets before you hop on-board a pub-bound train…

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