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Sunderland International Airshow

25/07/2017 by .

Sunderland International Airshow is one of Europe’s biggest free-to-visit air shows. The long-established event is held over a weekend each July.

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Exploring North Wales by Rail

13/07/2017 by .

This tiny area of Wales is home to probably the highest concentration of narrow and standard gauge steam train lines in the UK. Rupert Parker climbs on board.

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GWR First Class service  to Devon

26/04/2017 by .

The GWR First Class Lounge at London Paddington is unseasonably quiet for a Thursday morning as we wait for our direct train to Newton Abbot in south Devon. More than enough time to take advantage of a cup of tea and some fresh fruit and pastries.

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More Secret Skye

28/01/2017 by .

Secret  Skye

28/01/2017 by .

The most surprising thing about the Isle of Skye is that no matter how many times you visit, you never stop finding something you’d missed on previous visits.Here are a few off-the-beaten-track places you might otherwise pass by without knowing, and yet they will invest you with a true sense of place, something that takes you very much to the heart of Skye. This is Secret Skye

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Isle of Skye

26/01/2017 by .

Described on a visit in 1933 by the then Duke of York (later King George VI), as ‘the isle of kind and loyal hearts’, Eilean a’Cheo, the Isle of Mist, is second in size only to the Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Such has been the sway of the Isle of  Skye on the senses of visitors that it has assumed other names, too: the Isle of Enchantment, the Isle of Mystery, the Isle of Fantasy. But it is most widely known also as An t-Eilean Sgiathanach, the Winged Isle, because it can be viewed as a great bird with outstretched pinions, about to seize on its prey.

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