Does your ideal holiday include vast green meadows, medieval-era cottages, poetry sessions, vast lakes, starry skies, and kayaking expeditions? If yes, then Scotland and Wales should be at the top of your travel bucket list. And if it doesn’t, then you must add it to your wish-list and experience these unique things at least once in your lifetime.
A crazy ride is guaranteed when you visit a country whose national animal is a Unicorn! Known as one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Scotland’s every inch is an eye-soother and stress-buster.
From Orkney, a 5000-year old village, to the Angus coast with its pink sand beaches, the country never ceases to amaze travellers. Art lovers, plan your visit around the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest art festival. Must-visit places in Scotland include Edinburgh’s Old Town, Arthur’s Seat, the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, and the Scottish National Gallery.
Home to the world’s largest single-span glasshouse and the smallest chapel in Britain, Wales is a mystical land with little-known delights in every corner. Besides the interesting culture and language, the country is blessed with magnificent mountains, huge grasslands, and heritage towns.
Literature lovers must attend Wales’ International Storytelling Festival ‘Beyond the Border’ which promotes traditional storytelling methods. Adrenaline junkies can get their fix by kayaking, mountain biking, trekking, and coasteering in Wales. Must-visit places include the Snowdonia National Park, St. Fagans National History Museum, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct for boat rides, the Welsh Mountain Zoo, and Plas Mawr for a chance to see a well preserved 16th century Elizabethan house.
With a BritRail Pass, you can enjoy unlimited travel in Scotland and Wales. You can select the validity period, travel days and coach section, as per your budget and schedule. Young adults, children, and senior citizens can make use of special rates that end up being far more economical than air travel. For instance: a return journey from Edinburgh (Scotland) to Cardiff (Wales) would cost £161 (economy) approximately, whereas a 4-day Britrail Consecutive Pass costs only £129!
The BritRail Consecutive and Flexi Passes available at International Rail are an excellent tool for those who plan to explore Scotland and Wales. If you wish to discover only Scotland, then take your pick from between the BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass and the Scottish Highlands Pass depending on the places you want to visit.