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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Take the train … to Sports Relief

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Get fit and fundraise – by taking the train to take part in the Sports Relief Mile. Hundreds of Sports Relief events will be taking place across the country on Sunday 25 March 2012, so get your running shoes on and race to the platform to make sure you’re part of this fantastic charity run.

But before you rush to the starting line, check our journey planner for cheap train tickets first – you could put the money you save towards your sports gear or use it to boost your fundraising total.

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This Mother’s Day…take the train

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Make your mum feel special this Mother’s Day by taking her away for a day or two. Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 18 March 2012 – so start planning your getaway now to make sure your mum doesn’t miss out.

Read on to find out about some of the ways you could spoil your mum this year. And make sure you check our journey planner for cheap train tickets – you could make some great savings and still earn yourself some brownie points.

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Take the train … and spend your weekend at the Six Nations

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This year’s Six Nations championship is set to draw to a close on 17 March – so if you haven’t managed to get close to the action yet, it’s your final chance.

Take the train to Cardiff or London to catch the final matches of this prestigious rugby tournament. But don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you travel.

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Train travel gets the royal seal of approval from Kate and Her Maj

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may have made headlines when they chartered a private train to Glasgow last year, but they’re not the only celebs to give train travel a try.

Yesterday, Kate Middleton – Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, all hopped on board at London’s St. Pancras Station to kick-start the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tour. Read on for more about train travel getting the royal seal of approval…

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Your top 10 restaurants in Glasgow – #RSH Guides

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Each week, 10 travel-savvy tweeters win £10’s worth of redspottedhanky.com loyalty points by sending their tips about a set destination to us with the hashtag #RSH Guides, for us to share through foursquare. Last month we were asking you about London, this month we’re looking for your thoughts on Glasgow. So, this week we asked you to tell us about your favourite Glasgow restaurant.

Read on for this week’s winning tips and find out where to feed your face in Scotland’s un-official capital. And don’t forget to share your travel suggestions with us using Twitter for your chance to win loyalty points to put towards cheap train tickets, hotel stays or car hire.

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Take the train to Scotland … to celebrate the Royal Mail’s locomotive stamp launch

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The Royal Mail issues its new ‘Classic Locomotives of Scotland’ miniature sheet this month. And you can celebrate the launch in style by taking to the rails for a city break in Scotland.

Read on to find out more about Scotland’s cities and Royal Mail’s new locomotive-themed stamps. But don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets, hotel deals and car hire before you set off on your journey to the land of lochs and tartan.

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Take the train … and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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It’s time to dress up in green and get drinking Guinness. March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day – and you don’t need to go to Ireland to join the celebrations.

There are St. Patrick’s Day events going on throughout the UK, so jump on a train and enjoy the craic. But before you start the party, check our website for cheap train tickets and great hotel deals, so you can celebrate for less.

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Take the train to Cheltenham … for the National Hunt Festival

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Giddyup! It’s time to head off to the races. Jump on board a train to Cheltenham and enjoy all the horseracing action at the National Hunt Festival.

And we don’t want to be old nags, but make sure you check our journey planner first for cheap train tickets, hotels and car-hire – you might save enough to have a little flutter while you’re there.

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Go MAD and raise money for The Railway Children

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Go as mad as a March hare – and all in a good cause too. Join in the charity craziness on MAD Day (9 March 2012) and you could make a difference to a child on the streets.

We’ve teamed up with charity The Railway Children to help to keep street children safe – and you can get involved too by sharing your MAD fundraising ideas and photos with us.

Read on to learn more about The Railway Children and MAD Day, and find out how you can take part…

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Your top 10 places to go for a great London breakfast – #RSH Guides

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In our weekly competition, 10 savvy train travellers win £10 worth of redspottedhanky.com loyalty points by tweeting their tips about a set destination to #RSH Guides, for us to share through foursquare. This week, we asked you to tweet us with your favourite places to go in London for a great breakfast.

Read on for this week’s winning tips and to find out where to tuck in to a tasty brekkie in the Big Smoke. And don’t forget to share your tips with us using Twitter – you could win loyalty points to put towards cheap train tickets, hotel stays or car hire.

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