Archive for February, 2009
Published on February 24th, 2009.
FREE YOUTH HOSTELRESCARD
Receive a free Hostelrescard when you purchase a BritRail Youth Pass during the months of February, March & April!
BritRail and Hostelrescard have partnered up to sweeten the deal with a FREE Hostelrescard when Youths (16-25) purchase a BritRail Pass. When you receive your BritRail Pass you’ll also receive the Hostelrescard. All you’ll need to do is activate your card online and then you can start booking hostels, B&B’s and Budget Hotels online before you go.
The Hostelrescard is valid for one year from the date of issue and has an estimated value of $18 USD. The card is non-transferable and has no cash value. Hostelrescards will only be shipped to residents in Canada and USA. See www.BritRail.com for details.
Published on February 10th, 2009.
With its sparkling granite buildings, Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city, home to the famous Granite Mile with over 800 shops, restaurants and bars. Where else can you follow a castle trail, whisky trail and coastal golf trail all in the same city?
Taking the train
Trains depart from London’s King’s Cross to Aberdeen, with some services stopping over in Edinburgh. To travel overnight and save the cost of a night’s hotel, we recommend taking the Caledonian Sleeper from London. www.BritRail.com
Travelers can also travel by rail from other cities in Scotland, including Glasgow (2¾ hours), Edinburgh (2½ hours), Dundee (1¼ hours) and Inverness (2¼ hours).
SPIRIT OF SPEYSIDE WHISKY FESTIVAL
May 1st – May 10th
Visitors will enjoy a mix of exciting events that have a whisky theme. Visit distilleries that are seldom open to the public, go to tasting classes and follow the Malt Whiskey Trail. For details on the upcoming festival visit http://www.spiritofspeyside.com/ To learn more about the distilleries on The Malt Whisky Trail, such as the famous Glenfiddich Distillery visit www.maltwhiskytrail.com
Attractions & Sites
Scotland is renowned for its golf courses, especially as golf can be played all year round. There are several golf courses to choose from, many featuring cliff top views and lush fairways. Popular coastal encounters of the North East include the following golf courses: Stonehaven Golf Course, Murcar Golf Course, Royal Aberdeen Golf Course, Cruden Bay Golf Course, and Moray New and Old Courses. http://golf.visitscotland.com
THE CASTLE TRAIL
Castle lovers can follow Scotland’s only castle trail where they can view thirteen unique castles. The Northeast is often referred to as Castle Country as it’s home to nearly one thousand castles and castle ruins. Each castle can tell its story, while visitors stroll through beautiful walled gardens and follow the clearly marked trail. With the National Trust for Scotland Pass visitors will benefit from entry to over 120 stately homes, castles, battlefields, monuments and gardens, including many on The Castle Trail www.BritRail.com
DUTHIE PARK – ROSE MOUNTAIN
Aberdeen is the 13 times winner of Britain in Bloom and is sometimes referred to as the City of Roses. The stunning mountain of roses showcases more than 120,000 roses and is open every day.
CITY WHARF APARTMENTS
Select from 22 serviced apartments, in three locations, right in Aberdeen city centre. Rates include breakfast, a welcome hamper with a bottle of wine, free Wi-Fi and much more. Visitors will also receive complimentary entrance to the Warehouse Health Club.
Address: 19-21 Regent Quay, 52 Regent Quay,
31-32 Springbank Terrace
Tel: +44 (0) 8450 94 24 24
A multi award-winning resto, The Ashvale has a unique approach to a coastal favorite. Regularly filled with local families, this restaurant boasts authentic fish and chips.
Address: 42 Great Western Rd
Aberdeen, AB10 6PY, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1224 575842
Published on February 3rd, 2009.
WIN YOUR PASS
Book a BritRail Pass in the month of February and it could be free!
If you’ve decided that Britain will be your spring break destination or you’re ahead on your vacation plans then you should book your BritRail Pass between February 1st and February 28th, 2009 and have the chance to win your pass for free.
Simply buy a BritRail Pass this month and you will automatically be entered to win your pass for free. The winner will be drawn at random and contacted March 6th, 2009. See www.BritRail.com for details.
Select the BritRail Pass that best suits your travel itinerary. First decide which cities you want to visit in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland and then find the pass that’s a perfect match! Choose from the following 8 passes:
- BritRail FlexiPass
- BritRail Consecutive Pass
- BritRail England FlexiPass
- BritRail Pass + Ireland
- BritRail London Plus Pass
- BritRail Central Scotland Pass
- BritRail Scottish Freedom Pass
- BritRail England Consecutive Pass
To learn more about a pass that has caught your interest please visit www.BritRail.com