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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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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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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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5 of the strangest things left on trains …

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You might expect the UK’s railway stations’ lost luggage office to be full of wallets, phones and umbrellas. But sometimes passengers leave the strangest things behind on trains.

Read on for our top five tales about things that bemused conductors have found on trains. And if you’re forgetful, put a note in your diary to remind you to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets, car hire and hotel rooms before you set off on your next trip.

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Our pick of vintage rail posters – advertising Glasgow

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Scotland’s largest city has long been a popular destination for train travellers. Take a look at our pick of vintage railway posters to see how Glasgow was portrayed in years gone by – and if you’re planning a trip to Glasgow in the future, don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets.

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Your top 10 days out 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. This week we asked you to tell us about your favourite days out in Glasgow.

Read on for this week’s winning tips and find out where to go and what to do if you’re in Glasgow – a city with a legendary music scene and style mile. 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 Glasgow…for the Glasgow Art Show 2012

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Head off to Scotland by train to see and buy art works by talented contemporary artists from around the world at the Glasgow Art Show 2012 – and visit the city’s art galleries to see some old favourites while you’re there.

And don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you travel – you could put the savings you make towards your next arty acquisition.

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