Escape the city and explore more with an Edinburgh Days Out Travel Pass.
Every August the Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s biggest arts festival, rolls into town, bringing with it thousands of shows and performers from across the globe. High octane, vibrant and attracting thousands of people ready to enjoy all that’s on offer.
But sometimes, you need to get away from the hustle and bustle.
ScotRail is helping visitors and residents alike to take some time out to recover from festival fatigue and ‘escape the Fringe’.
New for 2017, ScotRail has introduced the Edinburgh Days Out Travel Pass which offers unlimited, off-peak travel across two consecutive days, to destinations within around an hour of the city. It provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy a little break and explore more of Scotland, while still being within easy reach of your Edinburgh base.
- North Berwick – Take a trip out to sea with the Scottish Seabird Centre. Visit Bass Rock, the world’s largest Northern gannet colony and Nature Reserve of the Year. Afterwards, enjoy fresh lobster and chips from the iconic Lobster Shack situated on the Harbour. If you don’t want to fully forget the festival fun, check out Fringe by the Sea from 7-13 August.
- The Borders – 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.
- Fife – 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.
- Linlithgow – Linlithgow is the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and the preserved ruins of the Royal Palace sit in a picturesque setting next to Linlithgow Loch. Visit the castle and admire the views from the top of Queen Margaret’s Bower.
- Stirling – 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.
Edinburgh Days Out Travel Passes are £18 per adult and £34 for a family of four. Tickets can be purchased from any ScotRail staffed station. Customers are encouraged to share their stories using #UnlockScotland.
For more information visit www.scotrail.co.uk/citydaysout