Culture

The birth of a monster
Did you know that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was written in Bath, while the author was living in a house near the abbey? To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the spooktastic book, we explore some of the key locations that helped bring the tale to life and uncover the true story behind the work’s mysterious and scandalous author more >
12th October 2018
The best alternative theatre shows in London
Fed up with the West End? Seen Mamma Mia! one too many times? Add a twist to your next theatre trip with one of these awesome alternative shows in London. Be adventurous! more >
9th October 2018
The best film festivals on the GWR network
Film festivals are a great way to catch the latest releases, both mainstream and obscure. So, if you want to be the first to see the newest blockbuster, or you fancy exploring the outer reaches of the industry, here’s our guide to what’s on offer. And make sure you travel by GWR train to ensure you get the best seats in town. more >
28th September 2018
Top literature festivals on the GWR network
There are loads of great book events celebrating the world’s best author’s, including some homegrown South West literary giants, just a train journey away, when you travel with Great Western Railway. more >
7th September 2018
What to see at Cheddar Gorge
Stunning views and cathedral-like caves await you at England’s largest gorge, where the country’s oldest complete skeleton was discovered in 1903. Find out how the Cheddar Man used to live 10,000 years ago. more >
27th August 2018