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  • Train Films

    Train Films

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    17 August 2017

    With the unique iconography, the rosy nostalgia and the inherent romance, rail travel and trains have long been a deep well of inspiration for the cinematic industry. From Bond to Potter, Wes Anderson to Alfred Hitchcock, all manner of trains have appeared in all kinds of film including thrillers, romances and comedies. In a difficult list to compile and with minor spoilers for some films, here are our favourite film scenes featuring trains and railways:

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  • Jersey

    Jersey

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    16 August 2017

    100 miles away from the iconic white cliffs of Dover across the English Channel, lies the oft forgotten archipelago of the Channel Islands. While still officially British territories, they are closer to France than their mother country, floating just fourteen or so miles off the historic beaches of Normandy. The very nature of its geography reveals part of why it isn’t as popular a holiday destination as somewhere such as Cornwall; with its official title as the UK’s sunniest destination (even though it isn’t officially part of the UK), you’d think it’d be swarming with adventurous staycationers, but no.

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  • 36 Hours in Split

    36 Hours in Split

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    14 August 2017

    As our ferry is slammed into the Adriatic by the force of a rogue wave, we are all relieved to catch a glimpse of the approaching shoreline and the sail boats dotted around the harbour of Split, signalling our imminent arrival into this ancient city.

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  • The Kemi Snow Castle

    The Kemi Snow Castle

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    14 August 2017

    Less than 100 miles below the Arctic Circle, the Kemi Snow Castle pushes the boundaries of possibility, with annually re-constructed architecture that melts each summer, only to be re-built once more. For over 20 years, this wondrous Finnish hotel has been a cyclical fixture of winter travel, offering an icy escape amidst the spectacular landscape of Finland. Whilst the structure changes every year, core rooms are retained, including the hotel, a restaurant with a chill bar, and a chapel, where couples flock each year to get married in a unique, if frosty, style.

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  • Top 10 Autumn Escapes

    Top 10 Autumn Escapes

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    19 July 2017

    If you’re looking for the calmer climes and mild hues of autumn for your next adventure, but aren’t yet sure where to go, we’ve collected our Top 10 favourite destinations for autumn escapes, to give you some food for thought.

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  • Holidays at Christmas

    Holidays at Christmas

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    13 July 2017

    ‘Tis the season…to go on summer holidays, enjoy makeshift barbeques in the rain and stock the freezer with choc ices – but in the world of travel, all of us are thinking at least a few months, if not a year or two in advance.

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  • A Short History of China's Railways

    A Short History of China's Railways

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    5 July 2017

    China has an abundance of history, dating back centuries. From age-old inventions, including fireworks, sophisticated methods of navigation at sea, and sublime ancient architecture that has come to be revered throughout the modern world, Chinese innovation is as old as its extremely long past, so a short history here is often hard to come by. However, with rail travel being a relatively modern phenomenon (especially in the broad scope of some 5,000 years of Chinese history), our favourite method of travel is one area which can be described briefly – and here we have our take, in 4 snapshots.

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  • Top 5 Summer Reads for Travellers

    Top 5 Summer Reads for Travellers

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    14 June 2017

    Summer is here again, and what better way to spend some time than unwinding with a book? We love a great summer read, especially when it serves to transport the reader away to a faraway world. From sandy beaches and turquoise waters, to bustling distant cities we yearn to explore, the best summer reads give food for thought, as well as indulging a spot of wanderlust. Here are our Top 5 Summer Reads for the intrepid traveller.

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  • Top 10 Ways to Spend your Bank Holiday in the UK

    Top 10 Ways to Spend your Bank Holiday in the UK

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    5 June 2017

    The summer is here, which means Bank Holiday break season is upon us. Across the land, British people are planning their Bank Holiday weekends away, from the simple pleasures of time in a nearby beer garden, to weekend escapes to the continent and adventures closer to home. With that in mind, we’re looking at our Top 10 ideas for a great Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK.

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  • Top 10 Lake and Mountainside Holiday Destinations

    Top 10 Lake and Mountainside Holiday Destinations

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    5 June 2017

    There's nothing better than a room with a view, and what better view than some of the world's greatest natural features? Lakes and mountains are some of the most popular natural wonders, offering a peaceful escape and unforgettable landscape views, which is why many holidays incorporate mountain vistas and lakeside stays. For a scenic escape, check out our Top 10 destinations for lakes and mountains.

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  • Top 10 European City Breaks

    Top 10 European City Breaks

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    30 May 2017

    Summer is nearly upon us and, of course, the idea of a nice city break becomes all the more enticing. What better way to melt your worries away than to lose yourself in the warm climes and immersive culture of a European city? Here, and in no particular order, are laid out some of the Top 10 city breaks that can be found in Europe.

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  • Your Guide to Buying Holiday Souvenirs

    Your Guide to Buying Holiday Souvenirs

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    12 May 2017

    We all love to keep a little something to remind us of the adventures we take abroad, but sometimes it’s hard to choose the right souvenir to summarise your time away – especially if your destination is particularly new to you. To help you find the perfect gift for your friends and family, or just a keepsake for yourself, follow our handy guide to souvenir buying.

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