Freedom of Scotland Travelpass
Four days unlimited travel over 8 consecutive days for only £134.00 or 8 out of 15 consecutive days for only £179.70
Things to see with this travelpass
Originally a Viking settlement, Scotland's most northerly town has some incredible historical sights to explore, like Thurso Castle and St Peter's Church.
Once famous for nearby Dounreay nuclear power station, (which has an excellent visitor centre), the area is now better known for its creative glass blowing studios and, with its dramatic coast line, is considered a world-class surfing destination.
Once the busiest herring port in Europe, you can explore the area's rich past in the fascinating Wick Heritage Centre and the dramatic ruins of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe. Or enjoy a dram at the Pulteney Distillery. Wick is a busy shopping centre but just a short walk away is Sinclair Bay beach – perfect for windsurfing, sand yachting and puffin spotting.
John O'Groats is best known as the most northerly point on mainland Britain and visitors from all over the world come to be pictured with the famous signpost. You can also enjoy Journey's End Cafe Bar, gift shops and a museum. Or take a short ferry trip to Orkney between May and September. Wildlife cruises are also very popular.
A modern city in a truly stunning location, Inverness has superb places to eat and drink, a thriving arts and culture scene with venues like The Ironworks, and loads of superb shops in the huge Eastgate Centre and Victorian Market. It's an ideal base to explore the Highlands - nearby is Culloden Battlefield, and of course the famous Loch Ness.
The aptly named City of Discovery always has plenty going on, whether you're experiencing life on board Captain Scott's historic ship, or exploring Sensation Dundee science centre. There are major food, music and film festivals right throughout the year, superb shopping centres and within 30 minutes you'll find 50 golf courses, including the world famous St Andrews and Carnoustie links.
Ullapool is a busy fishing port and popular tourist resort thanks to outstanding local attractions like the award-winning Ullapool Museum and several craft shops and galleries. Nearby is Inverpolly National Nature Reserve, home to wildcats and golden eagles. It's also a great base for exploring further afield, and you can catch the ferry to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.
Home to a palace, a castle and an extinct volcano, this iconic city will take your breath away. And you can easily be in the designer shops of George Street one minute, and the tranquil Botanic Gardens the next. The city is also famous for its bars and restaurants, and in August, is host to the world's biggest arts festival.
A small, beautiful village in an unforgettable corner of Scotland, Uig is primarily a ferry port to the outer isles, but its dramatic setting makes it well worth a visit. Enjoy the locally made Uig pottery and local ales of Isle of Skye Brewery, and other Skye attractions such as the Talisker Distillery and Dunvegan Castle are within easy reach.
A quiet, attractive village at the end of the spectacular Skye Bridge, Kyleakin is popular with travellers as a great spot for exploring the Cuillin mountains and the rest of the island. Local attractions include a marina, the ruined 14th century Castle Moil, and Bright Water Visitor Centre which offers exclusive tours of the island of Eilean Ban wildlife sanctuary.
Mallaig is a lively port at the end of the panoramic "Road to the Isles" and it's from here that you can take the ferry to the likes of Skye and Eigg, or the village of Inverie and Britain's most remote pub! You can walk to secluded white sand beaches, and sample some of the freshest seafood you'll ever find.
From the rollercoaster at Codona's Amusement Park on the beach, to the tropical gardens of Duthie Park, or the stunning 500-year-old University, few other cities offer visitors so much variety all in one day. Take a wander along Union Street's mile of pubs, eateries and shops or try the likes of the Lemon Tree, for great live music and comedy.
A major Highland resort, the town lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis and you can walk, bike, ski or snowboard on Britain's highest mountain - or take a gondola up 2000 feet for unparalleled views. In the town is a wide range of shops, bars, restaurants and attractions, such as the West Highland Museum, and the Ben Nevis Distillery.
A working fishing port, dubbed the Seafood Capital of Scotland, Oban is a lively town full of character in a spectacular setting. Local attractions include the Oban Distillery, the mighty Dunstaffnage Castle and McCaig's Tower – a colosseum which dominates the town's skyline. Oban is also known as the 'Gateway to the Isles' with ferries regularly departing to the Inner Hebrides.
The biggest and liveliest of Scotland's cities, Glasgow is a must see destination with an incredible variety of attractions - from The Glasgow Science Centre, to the renowned Burrell Collection, and some of the best shopping in the stylish Buchanan Galleries. Plus a huge choice of bars and restaurants, including the Merchant City and Ashton Lane in the West End.
Famously known as the home of golf with its world-renowned Old Course, and home to Scotland's oldest university (where Wills met Kate!), St Andrews is also one of the sunniest, driest places in Britain with unspoiled beaches, and several parks to enjoy.
There's also an excellent aquarium and the magnificent remains of what was once the largest cathedral in Scotland.
A busy harbour town on Kintyre, one of Scotland's most beautiful peninsulas Campbeltown is a real treasure-trove.
You can find out the secrets of whisky making at the Springbank Distillery, explore the past in the Heritage Centre, walk out to the cave paintings on Davaar Island and, because the town is close to the Gulf Stream, wander amongst palm trees.
Only 45 minutes from Edinburgh, this historic Borders town is a great base for enjoying the great outdoors including walking, fishing (the Tweed is one of the top salmon rivers in the world) and some of the best mountain biking in the UK.
The area is also home to a huge variety of wildlife, including osprey, otters and red squirrels.
Berwick is full of stunning reminders of its colourful past as the border between England and Scotland.
Visitors to this beautiful town at the mouth of the Tweed can walk around the town walls that still surround it, and explore the barracks and superb remains of Berwick Castle. Or just enjoy the sights and sounds of today's bustling town centre.
As you'd expect from a city on the path of Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle is steeped in history, from Roman and Norman remains to the great medieval fortress of Carlisle Castle.
It is also a vibrant, contemporary city with a busy diary of cultural, sporting and entertainment events. Carlisle offers plenty of museums, galleries, shopping opportunities and award-winning parks and nature reserves.
Where it covers - at a glance
Our Flexible Rover ticket that covers travel on trains, ferries and a selection of bus and coach services throughout Scotland.
|ScotRail||All scheduled services in Scotland and services to/from Carlisle.|
|Virgin Trains |
First TransPennine Express
|All scheduled services in Scotland and services to /from Carlisle and Berwick-upon-Tweed|
10% discount on all full Standard fares.
|Strathspey Steam Railway||10% discount on all full standard fares.|
|Keith & Dufftown Railway||10% discount on all full standard fares.|
|Caledonian MacBrayne||All scheduled ferry services within Scotland|
|Argyll Ferries||Services between Gourock and Dunoon.|
|Northlink Ferries||Scrabster - Stromness|
Aberdeen - Lerwick
Aberdeen - Kirkwall - Lerwick
|20% discount on Seated Standard fares purchased on the day of sailing on these routes.|
|Scottish Citylink/West Coast Motors||Oban/Fort William - Inverness|
Oban - Campbeltown
Kyle of Lochalsh - Uig
Inverness - Ullapool
|Stagecoach East Scotland||Dundee/Leuchars - St Andrews|
|First Scotland East||Melrose - Galashiels - Peebles - Edinburgh (Service 62)|
Carlisle - Langholm - Hawick- Galashiels - Edinburgh (Service X95)
|Stagecoach in the Highlands||Services on the Isle of Skye (except any registered tours)|
Wick - John O'Groats
Thurso - John O'Groats
Thurso - Scrabster
|D & E Coaches||Inverness - Durness||10% discount on Single and Day Return fares on this route.|
|City Sightseeing Bus Tours|
Edinburgh Bus Tours, Glasgow City Sightseeing and City Signtseeing Inverness.
£1 off adult and concession tickets on these tours.
To redeem this offer, you must download the voucher on the right hand side of the page or click here
Please check journey details before travelling as some services operate seasonally.
Some great discounts are also available on cycle hire when you show your Freedom of Scotland Travelpass. Click here to find out more.
How can I buy a Travel Pass?
You can buy a Travel Pass from a staffed station or by phoning 0330 303 0111. Alternatively you can buy online.
What are the benefits?
Great value. Unlimited travel - gives you the freedom to explore. Flexible - you can choose the days you wish to travel.
When can I travel?
Monday to Friday on trains departing after 9.15am and on any service at the weekend. Restrictions do not apply on the following routes:
- Glasgow Queen Street - Oban/Fort William/Mallaig.
- Inverness - Kyle /Wick/Thurso.
- Glasgow Central - Stranraer.
- Caledonian Sleeper Seated portion departing Edinburgh 4.50am, arriving Fort William at 9.55am. Reservations for this service are essential.
- The 5.30am Glasgow Queen Street to Westerton service in order to connect with the above Sleeper service.
- Direct services from Lockerbie to Carlisle, Carstairs, Motherwell or Glasgow Central.
Do I need to book in advance?
Is the ticket subject to availability?
Do I need to make a reservation?
Do Railcard discounts apply?
Yes. Standard National Railcard discounts apply for 16-25, Senior and Disabled Persons Railcard holders only.
Do child discounts apply?
Yes. 50% discount for children aged 5-15. Under 5's travel free.
Can I upgrade to First Class?
Can I get a refund?
Yes. Subject to a £10 administration fee for each unused ticket surrendered before the first date of travel.
Can I make a change to my travel plans?
Yes. You can change your travel plans as you have unlimited travel, but you cannot change the travel validity period.
Can I break my journey?