Touring Scotland by Train

By Dan Rubinstein

After flying across the Atlantic Ocean, one of the best ways to get settled in the UK is to take a seat on a train. My wife, twin daughters and I recently travelled to Scotland from Canada, and after landing in Edinburgh, we went… more>

Aug 23rd
Posted by sara vanhandenhove in Contributors,United Kingdom

BritRail’s Free Day Promotion and the Oyster Card Giveaway

Receive an additional day of rail travel when you book a BritRail Pass

The BritRail Free Day Promotion gives you one additional day of rail travel for free on BritRail’s most popular passes. With a BritRail Pass, you can hop on and off trains at will… more>

Jul 16th
Posted by Ruben in Discounts,United Kingdom

Scotland’s Whisky Month

Raising a toast for Scotland’s national drink

This month is Whisky Month in Scotland and the country’s national drink becomes the highlight of festivals, events and tours that feature behind-the-scenes secrets of whisky creations.

As you travel across the region of Speyside, you’ll discover the Whisky… more>

May 2nd
Posted by Ruben in United Kingdom

New passholder fares on Thello night train

Thello sends a warm welcome to Eurail and InterRail passholders.

Owners of Eurail and InterRail Passes valid in either France or Italy now receive a discount of up to 25% when traveling on Thello night trains.

Thello services allows you to travel overnight in comfort between… more>

Apr 16th
Posted by Ruben in Europe,Italy

Glasgow, the London of the north

By Patti Nickell

GLASGOW, Scotland.  Eight of us sat around a table – flasks, tubes and bottles filled with liquids lined up before us.  Under the watchful eye of “Professor” Alastair, we mixed and mingled the liquids, adding a dollop of one… more>

Mar 31st
Posted by Ruben in Contributors,United Kingdom

New! BritRail Bonus Offers from ACP Rail

Over 100 bonus offers at attractions in England, Scotland and Wales

There are now over 100 more great reasons to bring a BritRail Pass or Ticket on your next trip as you can take advantage of BritRail Bonus Offers, including special benefits… more>

Feb 17th
Posted by Ruben in Discounts,United Kingdom

Introducing the BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass

Discover Scotland’s scenic Highlands

Scotland’s Highlands are universally praised and considered among some of the UK’s most beautiful places to see thanks to a generous mix of majestic mountains, long glens, famous lochs, and stunning woodlands. The new BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass is ideal for traveling… more>

Jan 27th
Posted by Ruben in United Kingdom

Hogmanay in Scotland

Celebrating the New Year with Scottish dances, burning fireballs, chilling rivers and more

Scotland is world renowned for its end of year celebrations called Hogmanay, where you can enjoy the transition to the New Year with thousands of merrymakers who make the trip annually. It’s where… more>

Nov 26th
Posted by Ruben in Discounts,United Kingdom

Scenic rail journeys in Britain

Rolling hills and rugged mountains, the deep blue sea next to the sandy beaches, quaint villages and uncorrupted lands, all of this you can see from the comfort of your seat on Great Britain’s scenic trains. Get a BritRail Pass to explore all of… more>

Jul 3rd
Posted by Ruben in United Kingdom

Rails & Tires: A combination trip to rural England

An American couple blends train and auto travel for a holiday in rural south-central England. 

by Laurel Kallenbach

As a North American accustomed to driving on the right-hand side of the road, I break into a cold sweat at the prospect of navigating Britain’s left-sided motorways. The convenient,… more>

May 15th
Posted by Ruben in Contributors,United Kingdom
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