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  • Women on the Railways

    Women on the Railways

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    8 March 2018

    This March 8th, in honour of National Women's Day, we are celebrating the role women have played over the generations in the creation and maintenance of our railways.

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  • Behind the Scenes at Goathland Station

    Behind the Scenes at Goathland Station

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    31 July 2017

    It's probably one of the most famous unknown train stations in England. You might have seen it in films and television series, but not been sure where it is - or even if it exists at all outside a carefully constructed set in a studio. Goathland train station, the 3rd stop along the line of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Pickering to Whitby, does exist, and it's frankly idyllic.

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  • 20 Years of Harry Potter

    20 Years of Harry Potter

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    29 June 2017

    Whether you read a chapter or two each night to your children, or grandchildren, or enjoyed secretly devouring page after page by wand light, er of course I mean lamp light; the Harry Potter novels and later film franchise, are sure to have had some kind of impact on most denizens of Britain’s green and pleasant lands. With its messages of tolerance, bumbling wizards inhabiting tumbledown cottages, filled with eclectic and magically misbehaved nick-knacks, and scenic descriptions of swathey Scottish landscapes, it’s obvious to any discerning reader that good old Blighty is almost as much a leading character throughout all seven books as Harry himself.

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  • Musical Destinations around the Globe

    Musical Destinations around the Globe

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    5 June 2017

    Music is a splendid thing, and comes in many genres that can be appreciated at a variety of destinations around the world. Here are our picks for musical holiday spots, by genre.

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  • Historic Southampton to New York Sailing

    Historic Southampton to New York Sailing

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    30 May 2017

    For passengers looking to re-live the ‘Golden Age’ of sailing across the Atlantic, look no further than the charms of the Queen Mary 2, and the week-long journey on board a truly elegant ship.

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  • Britain’s most scenic railway journeys

    Britain’s most scenic railway journeys

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    4 December 2015

    Britain is an island made for railway journeys. As a long standing emblem of Britain’s powerful industrial past the railway has endured, and despite the 1963 Beeching Report, or ‘Beeching’s Axe’ - has in the last decade entered a new renaissance.

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