Tips and advice from our team of travel writers

Favourite Get Togethers

To help the people of our region get out and about, meet loved ones, enjoy nature and of course share a meal and some drinks with those closest to them we’ve researched the top-rated meet-up spots across the north of England and Scotland. Discover our get togethers on our blog.

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5 Ideas for a Much-Needed Mid-Week Getaway 

Why wait until the weekend to get away? The North and Scotland are jam-packed with amazing destinations perfect for a mid-week break. Whether you're a food fanatic or you just want to switch off for a couple of days, we’ve got plenty of inspiration.

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6 Scrumptious Sweet Treats from Across Our Network 

Have a sweet tooth? There are plenty of places to indulge in sweet treats across our network. Whether you want a Fat Rascal in York or buttery shortbread in Edinburgh, discover our favourite tantalising options.

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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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Comedy Connections with TransPennine Express: Susan Calman

Can't get enough of our Comedy Connections with TransPennine Express series? See the hilarious Susan Calman enjoy a train journey with Vernon Kay and hear all about her love for train travel and Glasgow in our latest video.

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The Best Places For An Easter Roast

Get the family together this Easter and enjoy a delicious roast dinner at a restaurant or pub. From cosy spots in historic buildings to venues with award-winning menus, check out our full list of fantastic places to dine in the North and Scotland.

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Think Floral This Mother’s Day

With Mother's Day fast approaching, check out our guide to the top independent florists across the North and Scotland. Discover where to order beautiful blooms and read our top tips on creating the perfect bouquet.

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5 Places to Put a Spring in Your Step

From parks filled with pretty flowers to hiking trails teeming with wildlife, let us inspire you with our round up of spots where you can celebrate spring.

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World Engineering Day

To celebrate World Engineering Day, we spoke to members of our Fleet Team about how they got a job in the railway and their advice to others looking to join the industry.

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Enjoy a mid-week break in Leeds

From street art to museums and galleries, great shopping and fantastic food, Leeds is perfect for a spring break.

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