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Blighty’s Best Winter Activities

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winter snowman
Light up the long days of winter with visits to some of Blighty’s best activities for the year’s chillier months. Make the most of any down time you have during Christmas and New Year with a series of fun adventures, both far afield and close to home, and ensure that as January creeps on, a smile stays on your face.

Winter is a great time for enjoying bargains on your visits and activities too, after the festive season many places offer off-peak discounts and if you book early, you can also enjoy cheap train tickets. Get ready for a fun winter break…
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Take the train to… Edinburgh for Hogmanay!

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Edinburgh Hogmanay
There are few better places to celebrate the start of another year than Scotland’s capital, where the party is long, loud and good-natured. Take a train to Edinburgh and prepare yourself for a Hogmanay extravaganza. Dance your way along Princes Street at the infamous Street Party, complete with fireworks and views of the castle, or book a ticket for a more select celebration in the capital.

People come from all around the world to enjoy the special atmosphere that descends on Edinburgh when the year draws to a close, so book quickly for cheap train tickets and dig out your favourite party clothes. Read on to find out what fun is waiting for you in the Scottish capital this year…
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Terrific Tickets: Great Last Minute Gift Ideas

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The pressure is on to find the perfect gift for your best friends, special loved ones and family members but it isn’t always easy to come up with thoughtful gifts year after year. Often, the longer you’ve known someone, the harder it gets to find a present you haven’t given them already – but have you ever considered the wonderful possibilities opened up by choosing train tickets as a gift?

Offering you the chance to completely personalise your choice, plan a holiday with a loved one or simply make sure they get to visit somewhere you know they’ve always wanted to, there are many excellent options. Search for cheap train tickets to make your gift go even further and look forward to giving a practical yet very thoughtful present. Read on for some ticket-related Christmas inspiration…
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Blighty’s Best Christmas Markets

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and those looking for festive cheer, sparkling lights and unique Christmas gifts are making their way to Britian’s best Christmas markets. To help get you feeling festive, we’ve pulled together a list of our ten favourite Christmas markets and put them on a map – along with our best tips and tricks to get you excited and on your way.

All of our favourite markets can be easily reached by train – so forget the snow-shoes, sledge, sleigh or late night on the motorway and check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you go …

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Take the train… to Scotland for St Andrew’s Day

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The wonders of Scotland are easy to see all year round but on 30 November, the whole world stops to raise a glass and toast the nation. St Andrew’s Day is the perfect opportunity to indulge in a few Scottish treats, from fulsome whiskies and filling traditional dishes to exciting Highland Flings.

This year, enjoy all of the fun and friendliness of celebrating the country’s national day by paying a visit to some of Scotland’s most beautiful cities. Book a weekend break in Scotland this November and prepare yourself for some serious St Andrew’s Day fun…
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Halloween Treats: Ghost Trains and Haunted Stations

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The next time you hop on a train, spare a thought for some of the gruesome and chilling ghost stories that could be haunting the tracks. Trains and train stations have long been a centre for ghoulish legends throughout the years, including some truly terrifying tales that are said to be true.

We’ve collected some of our favourite spooky train stories for you to enjoy this Halloween, so read on and give yourself something spectral to reflect on during your next train journey…
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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 … 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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