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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Travel back in time with our pick of Boat Race-inspired vintage railway posters

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This year’s Boat Race may have been controversial, but watching the light and dark blues battling their way down the Thames still had us dreaming of spired university cities and messing about on the water. And these vintage railway posters show just how long people have been travelling to Oxford, Cambridge and London by train.

If you fancy heading off on a Boat Race-inspired trip of your own, check our journey planner to find cheap train tickets before you set off.

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Your top 10 restaurants in Manchester – #RSH Guides

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In our weekly competition, 10 savvy train travellers win £10’s 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 Manchester restaurants.

Read on for this week’s winning tips and to find out where to tuck in to a mouth-watering meal in Manchester. 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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Get on board with our 6 top train blogs …

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With the independent consumer watchdog Which? naming redspottedhanky.com as its top pick for cheap and fuss-free travel, there’s no doubting that our journey planner should be your first stop for cheap train tickets.

But even though we’ve got our own train and travel blog, we can’t blame you for wanting to get an additional train fix elsewhere too. So read on for our pick of the web’s train reads.

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3 places to go, by train, for International Guitar Month

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It’s International Guitar Month – celebrate it by jumping aboard a train and heading to one of our three must-visit spots for guitar fans.

Read on for our top three places to go by train for International Guitar Month – and check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you head off on our gee-tar holy grail.

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Seriously, on trains … our favourite funny railway station reviews

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Online review sites are often a great source of information – but some of the reviews are also extremely entertaining. We love a laugh – so we’ve trawled some of the UK’s leading review sites to find some amusing opinions about Blighty’s railway stations.

Read on for our pick of the funniest train station reviews – and don’t forget to check our journey planner for savings that will put a smile on your face next time you travel by rail.

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Kylie does the locomotion and takes to the rails

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Source: The Mirror

Taking the train has been given the royal seal of approval again – this time, by the Princess of Pop, Kylie Minogue.

Read on to find out more – and follow in Kylie’s (tiny) footsteps for less, by checking our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you next head off somewhere by train.

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RSH Book Club: Get laughing with some April Fool’s rail reading

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1 April might have been the day to celebrate foolishness – but we’ve managed to come up with some chortle-inducing rail reading recommendations that will keep you laughing throughout the month. Read on to find out which books we think will have you tee-heeing on the train and sniggering on the platform.

And don’t forget to check out our journey planner for cheap tickets – you could save enough money to keep you smiling all day.

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