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Tag Archives: trains to Newcastle

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… 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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Your Top Ten Newcastle pubs – #RSH Guides

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Every Friday, 10 lucky people win £10’s worth of redspottedhanky.com loyalty points by tweeting their tips about a set destination to #RSH Guides, for us to share through foursquare. This week, we asked you for your favourite Newcastle watering holes.

Read on for this week’s winning tips and find out where to go if you’re looking to wet your whistle in Newcastle. And don’t forget to share your tips with us next week too, using Twitter – you could win loyalty points to put towards cheap train tickets and more.

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Your Top Ten Newcastle Attractions – #RSH Guides

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Every week, 10 train-loving Tweeters win £10’s worth of redspottedhanky.com loyalty points by giving us their tips about a set destination using the #RSH Guides hashtag, and we share their fabulous tips through foursquare. This week’s theme was Newcastle attractions, and you certainly rose to the challenge.

Read on for this week’s winning tweets and find out where these lads n’ lasses recommend as the best attractions to see in Newcastle. And don’t forget to give us your top tips on Twitter – you too could win loyalty points and treat yourself to cheap train tickets, a hotel stay or even car hire.

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This Mother’s Day…take the train

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Make your mum feel special this Mother’s Day by taking her away for a day or two. Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 18 March 2012 – so start planning your getaway now to make sure your mum doesn’t miss out.

Read on to find out about some of the ways you could spoil your mum this year. And make sure you check our journey planner for cheap train tickets – you could make some great savings and still earn yourself some brownie points.

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Take the train… to the Christmas Sales

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Savvy UK shoppers have always known the best time to grab a bargain is in the post-Christmas sales. But this year, stores have started discounting before December 25 and there are Christmas Sales everywhere. Book cheap train tickets on Redspottedhanky.com in advance and hit the shops – you could get some great bargains.

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Take the train … to Blighty’s best nightclubs

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It’s official – night owls everywhere have cast their votes and named the North as the best in Blighty when it comes to nightlife.

When the sun goes down, hop on the train and pull up to the North’s best hotspots. Just check our journey planner for cheap tickets to Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester and gear up for a night you’ll never forget.

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Rail-ride into the past … with our pick of vintage train posters

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Long before planes flew and cars were commonplace, taking the train was the most glamorous way to travel. Back then, artwork advertising cheap train tickets and well-railed routes could be found almost everywhere.

Read on and rail-ride into the past with our pick of Mad Men-inspired vintage train posters that could have come straight from Sterling Cooper’s art department. And don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap tickets if you’re inspired to take the train.

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Take the train … to Blighty’s best pubs

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Autumn’s in full swing and it’s time to take shelter in Blighty’s best pubs. Warm yourself by the fire and have a swift half by the hearth-side at our pick of pubs.

Read on for our guide to Britain’s best public houses and don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap tickets before you hop on-board a pub-bound train…

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