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City spotlight: 24 hours in Gloucester
Discover fascinating museums, impressive architecture and top eateries in the historic city of Gloucester. Book train tickets in advance and you can save on money and stress. more >
15th January 2020
Carnival! (Somerset-style)
Did you know that the West Country county is known for its abundance of autumnal carnivals, including one of the most impressive street parades you’ll see all year, with awesome floats? more >
30th October 2019
Escape to the coast: a weekend in Newquay
Perched on the rugged edge of Cornwall’s Atlantic coast sits one of the country’s most popular seaside destinations. more >
17th September 2019
Have a whale of a time in Cornwall and spot amazing wildlife
Whale and dolphin watching is booming in the seas around Britain, with a surprising 29 different species of marine mammals having been recorded in our waters. more >
22nd July 2019
Your guide to the summer solstice and Stonehenge
Discover why humans have celebrated the solstice for thousands of years, and why you need to visit the prehistoric monument on this important day. Taking a GWR train is one of the most eco-friendly ways of reaching the ancient attraction. more >
17th June 2019