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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 royals and trains … Queen Victoria

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The royals have had a love affair with the railway since the 19th century, when Queen Victoria – the first English Queen to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee – headed off on the first ever regal train journey.

Read on to find out more about ‘the grandmother of Europe” and her railway connections. And check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you next head off somewhere by train.

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Journey into space … by taking the train to a Planetarium

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Did you watch the BBC’s Stargazing Live series? If Professor Brian Cox and the gang have got you all starry-eyed, head off to one of the UK’s planetariums for an experience that’s out of this world.

Read on to find out which of them make our five-star selection – and checking our journey planner for cheap rail tickets is a great way to avoid astronomical petrol prices.

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