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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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The UK’s best races and marathons

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Looking for a fun race to help you raise money for charity? Wondering which marathons have the toughest or most scenic course?

This is your definitive guide to this year’s best racing events around the UK. Most races are just around the corner or a quick train ride away, so now’s the time to book your place, do up those laces and start tackling your training regime. Ready, set, read!

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Best places to go for Burns Night

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Best Burns Nights around Britian

Robert Burns is Scotland’s much-loved national bard, and what better way to spend Burns Night on 25 January than by attending a traditional Burns supper, complete with haggis, whisky, dancing and a rousing performance of his famous poetry.

If you can, head north for an authentic Scottish Burns Night experience: the scots go all- out to pay tribute to their ‘favourite son’. But don’t worry if you can’t make it that far: there are plenty Burns Night suppers in England worth attending. Dig out your finest tartan togs, polish your sporran, practice your most dramatic reading of Tam o’ Shanter and read our guide to the best Burns Night suppers in preparation…

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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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RSH Book Club: Best spooky stories for a chilling train ride

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As the nights grow longer and Halloween draws near, get into the spooky spirit by swapping your paper or iPod for a scary story book. Your train journeys are sure to fly by when you’re swept up in a tale of terror, so buy your tickets, pick your book and be ready for a chilling commute or hair-raising ride.

Don’t forget to save yourself from frightening last minute fares by checking our journey planner for cheap train tickets and finding the cheapest fares for your trip. And once that’s done, sink your teeth into our favourite spooky stories …
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