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2014 Cultural Highlights

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There’s plenty for the culture vulture to get the teeth into this year – so we thought we’d help you plan ahead with a quick rundown of the best, or most unusual, things you can do over the course of 2014. Pack your most intelligent-looking hat, save money on an early train ticket booking at redspottedhanky.com, and get involved!

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How to Plan a Romantic Weekend Away

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Valentine’s Day is on the way – if your heart’s beating a little faster as you scratch your head trying to work out where to go on a special weekend away, maybe redspottedhanky.com can help. Check out these top tips for making the Valentine’s weekend as special as possible: and don’t forget, we can help you find the cheapest train tickets, hotels and flights as well. Bon voyage!

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Five Summer Festivals That You Don’t Want To Miss

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Summer’s landed with a vengeance. Glasto’s been and gone, but that’s not to say there’s nothing left to do, there are plenty more good times to be had before the nights start drawing in again. So pack your Buddha bags and get ready for the redspottedhanky.com guide to the best UK summer festivals…

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Brighton Rocks

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Brighton Fringe

Go on, name England’s biggest arts festival. We dare you. It’s not Edinburgh (that’s in Scotland). It’s not Glastonbury. And you won’t find it at Creamfields, or Reading or Leeds either. Isle of Wight perhaps? Nah. At this time of year, anyone who’s anyone books cheap train tickets to Brighton and heads for the south coast to lap up a serious dose of spring culture.

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The best summer music festivals: your guide

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Summer music festivals 2013

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Is there a better way to spend your summer than with the best bands on the planet?

The music festival has become a staple of the British summer. Come rain or shine, music fans don their wellies, apply sunscreen liberally, pack their sleeping bags and set off to enjoy the fantastic line-ups at music festivals across Britain.

Festival-goers are especially excited about this summer, which sees the return of Glastonbury after being sorely missed last year.

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Sipping in the summer: Britain’s best beer festivals

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Beer and ale festivals

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Ah, the glorious British summer. I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to another year of dependably excellent weather, a total lack of hosepipe bans and the chance to cool off after a warm day with a pint or two of golden ale… Continue reading →

The Glasgow Comedy Festival: best laughs in town

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Comedy in Glasgow

From 14-31 March, Glasgow welcomes some of the country’s most chuckle-worthy comedians for the hotly anticipated Glasgow Comedy Festival.

There will be over 350 shows across 40 venues spaced around the city featuring massive names like Al Murray, Lucy Porter and Jimmy Carr, who will be joining local comedians like Jerry Sadowitz, Craig Hill and Daniel Sloss. If you’re a fan of live comedy, you’ll want to read on and have these shows on your radar…

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Horses for Courses: Planning Your Trip to the Races

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Racing events UK 2013

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Nothing gets the blood pumping like a trip to the races. The tireless buzz of the bookmakers vying for bets, the thunder of hooves on turf, the breathless thrill you feel as the nag you’ve backed stampedes down the home straight… it’s a cracking experience. And that’s not to mention the opportunity a race meet gives you to grab a drink or two and unwind with your friends in the open air.

Some of the biggest meetings in UK racing are coming up over the next few months and many are just a quick train ride away. With the help of a couple of horse racing experts we’ve put together a guide to going to the races, along with a look at some of the UK’s biggest events. They are all great fun so have a look and decide where you’d like to go to experience the excitement that the sport of kings brings.

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Hot tips for the Edinburgh Festival

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The second you step off a train to Edinburgh in August, you find yourself amidst the hustle and bustle of a city alive with excitement.

From amazing acrobatics to thrilling theatre, the Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals are a yearly display of some of the world’s finest performances. But with so many excellent shows to choose between, it’s not always easy to know what to book.

Read on for some of our favourite hotly tipped shows…

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Take the Train to…The UK’s Food Festivals

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Tantalise your taste buds with unusual treats and check out local specialities by taking the train to the UK’s top food festivals. If the idea of setting off for a picnic without needing to pack fills you with glee, grab some cheap train tickets before you go too, and you can save some money to put towards an extra dessert.

Just keep reading to find out which food festivals are unmissable the summer…

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