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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
Visit the happiest place in the UK!
Voted the UK’s happiest city in a report by Unbroken Britain, Worcester’s the place to go if the cold snap’s getting you down. Ditch the doom and gloom this January and hop on board a GWR train to this beautiful city where you can enjoy five cheerful and fun activities, sure to brighten up your day. more >
17th January 2019
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
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
Come visit the Cotswolds with GWR
With its thatched-roof cottages, golden stone buildings, great pubs and quintessentially British countryside, the Cotswolds is one of the prettiest patches of rural England you could ever explore – and only a short journey London Paddington. September Withers recommends where to visit, stay and eat in our guide to this beautiful part of the world. more >
17th August 2018