Shopping

Celebrate World Book Day with these five great independent bookshops
We’re getting into the literary spirit on this very special day. Here are five top independent bookshops taking part in this year’s World Book Day celebrations, and better yet, they’re just a hop, skip and jump from GWR train stations. more >
4th March 2019
Top Christmas markets on the GWR network
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a trip to a seasonal market, so why not hop on a Great Western train to one of these destinations where you’ll find stalls brimming with brilliant gift ideas more >
7th December 2018
Get festive at these awesome Christmas shops
‘Tis the season to go tinsel mad. If you’re looking for the biggest and bling-est baubles, the greatest and most garish garlands or the ultimate Santa Claus for your living room window, these awesome Christmas shops from across the network are a must-visit. more >
3rd December 2018
Fun things to do Hereford
Mix shopping with sightseeing in this cool cathedral city that is the perfect combination of town and country, with the fabulous Malvern Hills and Black Mountains right on its doorstep. more >
13th November 2018
Bargain-hunter’s guide to Cardiff
We dig around for the best places to bag a bargain in the Welsh capital, with some top hidden gems, including flea markets, a remarkable record shop and a brill book store. more >
23rd October 2018