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Survive the Cold Weather: Winter Travel Tips

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When the weather outside is frightful, it’s only natural to sometimes wish you could stay at home under a blanket. However, just because winter has come around it doesn’t mean life can grind to a halt, so make sure you’re able to get from A to B with minimum fuss by following some of our top winter travel tips.

From cheap train tickets to great ways to stay relaxed while you’re on the move, we’ve got some great advice to help you stay warm and full of goodwill. Read on and prepare yourself for getting where you need to be this winter…
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Take the train to… Edinburgh for Hogmanay!

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There are few better places to celebrate the start of another year than Scotland’s capital, where the party is long, loud and good-natured. Take a train to Edinburgh and prepare yourself for a Hogmanay extravaganza. Dance your way along Princes Street at the infamous Street Party, complete with fireworks and views of the castle, or book a ticket for a more select celebration in the capital.

People come from all around the world to enjoy the special atmosphere that descends on Edinburgh when the year draws to a close, so book quickly for cheap train tickets and dig out your favourite party clothes. Read on to find out what fun is waiting for you in the Scottish capital this year…
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Packed lunches: Winter Warming Soups

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There’s nothing like a piping hot mug of soup on a chilly day to bring a smile back to your face. Look forward to luscious, hassle free lunches by cooking up a big pot of soup you can spoon into a container and pop in your bag for the perfect lunchtime treat.

Not only is soup a decadent lunch choice, it’s also a nice and cheap one too. One pot will go a long way and if you like a little variety, you can always freeze extra portions so that you can mix and match your lunch choices. Save money over winter with some special soups and always check for cheap train tickets before your commute or trip. Read on and find out which soups are our favourites…

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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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Great Christmas Gifts for your Favourite Commuters

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When you start your Christmas shopping, spare a thought for all of your friends and loved ones who spend part of their busy day commuting. With a little bit of imagination and a carefully chosen Christmas gift, you could make sure they enjoy every journey to the fullest.

Cheap train tickets are sure to be at the top of plenty of Christmas lists and once you have those sorted with a little bit of help from redspottedhanky.com, it’s time to start looking further afield From small, silly stocking fillers to brilliant gifts to place under the tree, there are tons of presents that are perfectly suited to frequent train travellers. Read on and see if you can spot the perfect gift for your favourite commuter…

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Tips For Travelling with Children this Christmas

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It can be hard enough to keep children sitting still at the best of times but when Christmas rolls around, the task can become far trickier. But don’t worry, if you have a long train journey ahead this festive season, this handy selection of tips and tricks could help you keep your little ones happy the whole way there.

Choose cheap train tickets before you travel to make sure you don’t eat into your Christmas budget. Get stuck into our Christmas travel trips and plan a train journey that’s fun and festive to keep your little angels happy…
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Packed lunches: Hot Eats to Beat Cold Days

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The last thing you want on a cold day or a long journey is a soggy, uninspiring sandwich. Revolutionise your lunchbox this winter with some hot and spicy dishes that will keep you feeling warm and cosy, no matter what the weather’s up to.

A packed lunch will help you put some pennies aside for Christmas, so plan your food ahead and search for cheap train tickets to enjoy an economic trip and cut the cost of your commute. Read on for some top tips for tasty and warming lunchtime treats…
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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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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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