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48 hours in Leeds

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Shopping in Leeds

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Planning a jaunt to Leeds? We’ve created just what you need: a guide to where to eat and what to do if you’ve only got two days to pack it all in. We’ve even quizzed a local fashion blogger on her top haunts and inside tips. Keep reading and start planning your weekend away… Continue reading →

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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Wet Your Whistle on the Oktoberfest Rail Ale Trail

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There are few better times to be a beer fan than during Oktoberfest (22 September – 7 October 2012). But while our Bavarian cousins might be calling last orders on 7 October, you can still sample a huge range of fine ales and beers and take part in Oktoberfest celebrations all month-long in the UK, all while raising your glass to this traditional German beer festival.

Just check redspotedhanky.com for cheap train tickets before you hop on board the Oktoberfest Rail Ale Trail. And read on to find out more about our top 3 Oktoberfest celebrations for you to enjoy …
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Take the train … to Blighty’s best Christmas Markets

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Christmas is fast approaching and if you’re feeling a little festive, now’s the time to hop on board and head to some of Britain’s best-loved Christmas Markets. Just take the train to Plymouth, London, Leeds, Bath or Edinburgh for charming wood-carved stalls, carousel rides, clove- and cinnamon-studded oranges and spiced wines – not to mention Christmas shopping.

Just make sure to leave yourself with more to spend by checking our journey planner for cheap tickets before you go.

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