Scotland is one of the most beautiful places in the world, with picturesque landscapes, hidden gems and a rich history just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
ScotRail, Scotland’s train operator, is encouraging people to #UnlockScotland with their Edinburgh Days Out Travel Pass, the ultimate way to escape the city and experience what lies beyond.
The Edinburgh Days Out Travel Pass is your all-inclusive ticket to experience and explore the huge variety of destinations within around an hour of Edinburgh’s city centre. An adventure packed with culture, history and unbeatable views await!
Some of the incredible places you can visit with the Edinburgh Days Out Travel Pass:
Take the Borders Railway, Scotland’s newest and one of the most scenic lines, straight to the heart of Sir Walter Scott country. Experience Scotland at its traditional best with picturesque walks and historic haunts, all just waiting to be discovered. From the grand elegance of Abbotsford House and its gardens in Tweedbank, to Scotland’s industrial past at the National Mining Museum in Newtongrange, the Borders line is an incredible journey through Scotland’s ages.
Stirling castle is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally. Knights, nobles and foreign ambassador once flocked to the castle to revel in its grandeur with superb sculptures and beautiful gardens. While in Stirling, make sure you check out the Wallace Monument, a tower commemorating Sir William Wallace at the summit of Abbey Craig.
Visit the Scottish Seabird Centre for an interactive wildlife adventure. Take a tour of the discovery centre before heading out on one of the guided boat trips. Afterwards, grab a bite to eat at the infamous Lobster Shack, located at the North Berwick Harbour.
With its castles, beaches and magnificent views over the Firth of Forth, Fife spoils you for choice on potential stops. Jump off at North Queensferry and admire the Forth Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the new Queensferry Crossing. Continue your hop-on-hop-off train tour of Fife with a trip to Aberdour to see the castle, before stopping off at Burntisland for ice cream and enjoying a walk along the promenade and beach to Kinghorn before heading back to the city.
You can purchase the Edinburgh Days Out pass from any staffed station. The ‘hop-on-hop-off’ pass entitles you to unlimited, off peak travel over two consecutive days for just £18 per adult and £34 for a family of four.
The Edinburgh Days Out Travel Pass is your ticket to experience some of Scotland’s most incredible scenery and unforgettable memories. Learn more about all of ScotRail’s great value tourism passes at www.scotrail.co.uk/explore Get out and #UnlockScotland.
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