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Tag Archives: trains to London

Sipping in the summer: Britain’s best beer festivals

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Beer and ale festivals

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Ah, the glorious British summer. I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to another year of dependably excellent weather, a total lack of hosepipe bans and the chance to cool off after a warm day with a pint or two of golden ale… Continue reading →

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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5 Hot Spots for your Valentine’s Break

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to plan the perfect romantic experience. If the standard dinner and movie combo is getting a little stale, a weekend away could be the answer. But let’s get real here, every relationship is different and what’s right for one couple may be a little too much for another.

To help you out in your planning we’ve found five destinations to fit your needs, whatever they may be. From a bit of fun to taking the plunge, there’s something for everyone. So check out our pick of the UK’s Valentine’s Day locations and book some cheap train tickets to your destination of choice…

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Britain in 2013: where and when to go

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Travel in Britian in 2013

With stunning mountains, music events, food festivals and world class culture right here in the UK, there’s really no need to jet off to foreign climes for a great holiday.

But staycations don’t mean shivering as you eat your cold, soggy chips and try to shelter from the rain. There’s so much to see and do in 2013, and all the action’s just a hop, skip and a short train ride away…

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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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Wet Your Whistle on November’s Rail Ale Trail

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Chase the chills away with a cosy train trip to check out some of the UK’s best ale festivals. With plenty of quality brews on offer across the country, you’ll discover many excellent ales, ciders and perries perfect for wetting your whistle.

Save money on your excursion and find cheap train tickets with the help of our journey planner – you’ll have more cash left over to sample some of the best ales around. Bundle up and get your November Rail Ale Trail started…
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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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Take the train to… to the UK’s best Halloween Haunts

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Once a year, adults and children alike are allowed to give their spooky side free reign. There are excellent Halloween Haunts and celebrations to be found all over the country, so it’s time to let your creative side run wild.

Stock up on toffee apples and Halloween treats and hop on a train to visit some of the UK’s most spooktacular special events this year. Save yourself more cash for trick-or-treaters by always checking our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you go. Read on to find out which terrifying treats we recommend this Halloween…
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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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RSH Tips: Fresher’s Week University Survival Guide

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Jump feet first into university life by making the most of all the fun and excitement Fresher’s Week has to offer. This celebration of student life is the perfect time to start meeting people in a new city, making friends and learning a little about the journey ahead – so don’t miss out.

When you’re travelling to a new city for university, always book a train journey a week or two before your course start date, giving you plenty of time for fresher’s fun and settling in. Cut your costs with cheap train tickets from redspottedhanky.com and save more cash for spending on student essentials. Just read on for some student do’s and don’ts for Fresher’s Week and beyond…

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