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Look no further for the ideal base for your Battlefields visit!

For visitors to the region, initial impressions can be deceptive as you drive through the tranquil countryside and sleepy rural villages. However, look a little closer and evidence of the...
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Home away from home – Iceland’s top places to stay

Although Iceland is often defined by its dramatic landscapes and geographical wonders, the Nordic island also possesses a wealth of accommodation to match its well-renowned beauty. From hotels and...

Rob Chambers: Iceland’s #1 Fan

St Ivo is a well-recognised (and well-loved) name within the Rayburn Tours team. Having run over 20 tours with us over the years, many have been at the hand of Mr Rob Chambers, Head of Geography,...
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The start of the Premier League season and our league predictor!

Yesterday saw the closure of the transfer window, marking the end to a summer of wheeling’s and dealings for football clubs across the UK. Premier League clubs are now focused on the opening...

Rayburn Review – How to choose a repertoire for your tour

We recently sat down with Eleanor Harvey, our Concert Tours Operations Manager, to discuss how to choose an appropriate repertoire for a musical trip. Following her involvement in a number of...

Funny food idioms that will make you sound more French

For example…   The expression ‘it’s raining cats and dogs’ doesn’t mean that it’s literally raining cats and dogs. It actually means heavy rain. Learning and becoming familiar with...

Heartbreak and Triumph – Sport’s Fine Margins

Sport can provide some of life’s most memorable moments, whether that be through the joy of victory or the heartache of defeat. It’s been quite the sporting summer for the natives of New Zealand,...

The return of Championship football and our league predictor!

Among the title challengers are recently-relegated Fulham. With fire power fit for the premier league, you’d expect them to find their way back to the top. Other obvious promotion candidates are...

Which parks made TripAdvisor’s 2019 list of ‘the world’s best theme parks’?

The list contained the best 25 theme parks in the world, but let’s take a look at some of Rayburn’s favourite spots and where they rank on the list; Orlando It’s no secret that Orlando is home...
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Eastbourne Silver Band’s Belgian ballad

The band has woken to a day That’s going to be warm, The early mist was swept away With the coming of the dawn. Yesterday we had some beers And, one or two, a gin, For those that sat out in the...

The importance of playing sport at a young age

I recently came across an interesting piece in the June/July issue of School Sport Magazine, where David English spoke passionately about the importance of sport within schools. He strongly believed...

Sport and the brain

Travel far and wide and there’s bound to be a trace of a sport you love. Let’s face it, place two hoodies on the ground and you have a set of goal posts. That’s the great thing about sport –...