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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 straight to the downtown Waverley railway station to...
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BritRail Low Season Discount

BritRail Low Season Discount starts November 1, 2015 Travel with a BritRail Pass and enjoy unlimited train trips on each travel day throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Plus, if you’re heading to Britain this low season you can save up to 20% on a BritRail Pass, BritRail England Pass or a BritRail South West Pass....
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Scotland declares 2015 to be the year of Food and Drinks

Scotland is getting ready to welcome visitors with attractions and events that celebrate its gastronomy. From Scottish Whisky to fresh sea plates, the mouth-watering offerings of Scotland will take center stage all year. While on visit, one must try a plate of Haggis, Scotland’s national dish. Haggis is a savoury sausage-like dish that combines meat...
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BritRail’s low season savings

BritRail’s most popular passes now on sale with up to 20% off! Starting October 1st, you’ll be able to save up to 20% off the purchase of a classic BritRail Pass, BritRail England Pass and BritRail South West Pass. The low season BritRail Passes can be used for travel during the months of November, December,...
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Aberdeen: Dreamy spires and splendid coasts

By Laura Orange, travelocafe.com  It was actually the fairy-tale like turrets and dreamy spires of Aberdeen that called our attention in the very first place. But Aberdeen is not called the Silver City with the Golden Sands for nothing. Its coastline is equally impressive and well worth a stroll as well. After exploring Edinburgh for just over...
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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 while traveling anywhere in England, Scotland or Wales. With the extra...
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For the love of the game!

How fans around the globe follow the World Cup Maybe it’s the drama of witnessing the best of proud nations laying it all on the line or maybe it’s the excitement of being part of a passionate crowd cheering in the stands and screaming from the top of their lungs. It could also be about feeling the palpable tension...
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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 Trail, which is related to some of the world...
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Mother’s Day around the world

7 rail passes to destinations where mothers are praised When May comes along, we take the opportunity to praise a very important person in our lives, our mothers. Mother’s Day is a tradition that’s celebrated all around the world, with different countries showing their love and appreciation sometimes in very unique ways. We’ll highlight traditions from 7...
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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 and a soupcon of another to our beakers. Every so often, an excited “aha” seemed...
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