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Five fun Cornish activities to enjoy this spring

Welcome the new season in Cornwall with these five outdoor activities. From community-based events to popular tourist attractions – and even amazing walking trails.

The tides of March: gentle spring beach walks

A stirring stroll along a sandy beach, followed by a slap-up feed in a seafront caff. What better way to welcome the arrival of spring to the south-west?

In search of a new world: Mayflower 400

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower setting sail from Plymouth to America. Discover the true story behind the pilgrims’ epic voyage and explore some of the top events commemorating the journey.

Make a difference: check out these top eco destinations

We select the network’s greenest places to visit, perfect for environmentally conscious eating, shopping and sleeping. Make sure you take the train and make your trip as sustainable as possible.

10 iconic landmarks you need to visit

From soaring towers to ancient spa retreats, the UK is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking sights. Tick off these top attractions from your wish list and explore the best of what dear ol’ Blighty has to offer, right across the network.

History of the Railways

Our railway has been so important for the people and the prosperity of our region. To celebrate, we’re looking back at the history of five of our stations which have benefitted from the £7.2 billion pound investment in the railway.

Bargain-hunter's guide to Cardiff

Check out the best places to bag a bargain in the Welsh capital, including flea markets, a remarkable record shop and a brill book store.

Four fantastic boat trips from Falmouth

Whatever your interests, Falmouth provides the perfect base for exploring the Cornwall's coast by boat.

Come visit the Cotswolds with GWR

Thatched-roof cottages, golden stone buildings, great pubs and British countryside. Visit the Cotswolds sith GWR. Check out one of the prettiest patches of rural England, only a short journey London Paddington.

Weird and wonderful ways to travel the Thames

Looking for a unique way to explore London by river? Try one of these off-kilter water trips and see the city sights in a whole new light.