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Places to Go: Silverdale for Leighton Hall

I wanted a long journey last August to see how the railway was performing outside the north-east, so I went to tiny Silverdale in...

Places to Go: Brampton

I had my visit to Brampton all planned out for Saturday 2nd January.  Then we, and they, went into Tier 4 in advance of the third...

Places to Go – Berwick-upon-Tweed by Alex Nelson

On the many occasions I have been to visit Berwick, I have always turned right out of the station to follow Castlegate into the...

Places to Go: Rochdale

My visit to Rochdale in May 2019 was something of an experiment.  I was trying to see whether this Places to Go column could...

Places to Go: Dundee

A highly enjoyable visit to Dundee could be had without straying more than 100 metres from the newly rebuilt railway station. There is the...

Places to Go: MANCHESTER

The original plan was to go to Jodrell Bank, the radio astronomical observatory in Cheshire, walking distance from a little country station called Goostrey,...

Places to Go: Stoke

In January I had a meeting in Stoke-on-Trent, in north Staffordshire. I was coming from London and stayed overnight in the North Stafford Hotel,...

Places to Go: Peterborough

There are far more people booking rail tickets to Peterborough than actually ever go there, since for adherents to split ticketing, Peterborough is the...

Places to Go – Aberdeen

Aberdeen is 255 miles north of Newcastle by rail, about the same as London, but fares are cheaper because there are plenty of trains...

Places to Go: York

York has more world class sights and attractions per square mile than any other city in the UK.  You’re spoiled for choice.  If you...

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