The recent restoration of the Scottish Borders Railway has opened up this serine part of Scotland to visitors. It is part of Scotland often neglected by visitors, but one major draw is Melrose Abbey. Historically known as St. Mary’s, it is located 40 miles south of Edinburgh and today is easily accessible…

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The futuristic DeLorean aka the Back to the Future Car, was built in Belfast in the early 1980’s before the company collapsed. “Time circuits on… Flux Capacitor… fluxing… flllluxxxxiiinnngggg…. Engine running… All right!!!” “You what!! Are you out of your mind?! Jesus Christ you could have been killed!!!” – The…

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[mapsmarker marker=”9″] The East Lancashire Railway in Bury, north of Manchester, is probably the best preserved heritage railway in the UK. It runs vintage steam train services throughout the year and appeals to visitors of all ages. For many steam train excursions in the UK, the cost can be upwards…

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Last month I went on a brilliant hike through the Lake District. I had planned this for a quite a while, and to be honest I was getting cold feet when I looked at the dreary forecast for the weekend. Happily though, under glorious sunshine, I boarded the train from…

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The Lake District, in northern England, is probably my favourite part of rural England. Green hills lead down to quaint old villages that line the pristine lakes. The main towns of the Lake District are well served by public transport, which is great news for those travelling on a budget…

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