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Whether it’s smart money-saving tips or advice on what to do and where to go our blog has it all – stay up to date with everything that’s happening across the North.

Instagrammers take a trip with TransPennine Express

Some well-known Instagrammers have recently been out and about with TransPennine Express, enjoying days out and short breaks across the north of England and Scotland.

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Getting Back on Track

Now is the time to get back on track again and do all those things you’ve been dreaming about over the past year. Discover seven reasons to travel by train again.

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Five Ideas for Fun in the Sun

Extend your summer into September by planning some amazing trips across the North of England and Scotland for plenty of fun in the sun.

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Flexi Season Ticket 101

Embrace splitting up your working week between the office and home when you discover more about our fantastic Flexi Season tickets.

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6 of Our Favourite Bakeries in the North of England and Scotland

Fill your belly with some of the best sweet and savoury baked treats in the North of England and Scotland with our round-up of amazing independent bakeries.

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Explore Heritage Sites This September

Explore some of Northern England’s most intriguing landmarks and enjoy one-off guided tours with experts as part of September’s fantastic Heritage Open Days.

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48 Hours in Manchester

Check out our exciting video guide to Manchester

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10 Insta-Worthy Locations To Up Your Grid-game

Instagram profile looking a little lacklustre? With World Photography Day on 19th August, now’s the perfect time to snap some fabulous photos at the towns and cities across our network.

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Top 10 Independent Businesses In Edinburgh

Edinburgh is packed with brilliant independent businesses, from cool and quirky cafés to amazing gift shops. Here are some you should visit on your next trip.

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Where to Get the Best Afternoon Tea

There are so many amazing tearooms, cafés and coffee houses across our network which serve up fantastic afternoon tea. Here are some of our favourites.

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