8 Awesome Things to Do in Berwick-upon-Tweed: An English Gem

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Berwick-upon-Tweed has been shaped by centuries of conflict. Situated on the north-west coast of England, a mere four kilometres from the Scottish border, it was at the centre of a tug of war between these two nations for 300 years. After changing hands between England and Scotland a staggering 13 times, the future King Richard […]

A Day Trip to Holy Island of Lindisfarne (Even Without a Car!)

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Do you want to take a day trip to Holy Island but don’t have a car? No problem! Here’s how to do it and what to expect. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a very special place. Surrounded by wild coastal beauty, unchanged from the time when Vikings raided its shores, and accessed by a dramatic causeway from […]

Sensational Settle Carlisle Railway (+ What to Do in Carlisle and Settle)

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Ask most people for their pick of the most scenic rail journeys in the UK and chances are that the Settle – Carlisle Railway will feature high on this list. This 72-mile line running through the Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines is a story of survival against the odds. The Beeching Report, with its recommendation to axe […]

9 Best Kent Seaside Towns to Visit from London by Train

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Discover the best Kent seaside towns that are easy to visit as a day trip by train from London. Kent’s coastal towns have been beloved of Londoners escaping the Big Smoke for at least 250 years, drawn to their clean air and sandy beaches. This cliff-lined coastline in southeast England, stretching from the Isle of […]