Birds, bridges and beautiful beaches

Friday, 16 June 2017

With its world-famous festivals and iconic skyline steeped in history, Scotland’s vibrant capital is understandably a top bucket list destination in itself.

Tantallon Castle – North BerwickBut how many of us have thought to explore what’s just beyond?

New for 2017, we’ve introduced an Edinburgh Days Out Travel Pass to encourage those visiting or staying in the east to #UnlockScotland. The pass offers unlimited, off-peak travel across two consecutive days to destinations within around an hour of the capital city.

From the beautiful beaches of Fife and East Lothian, to the historic castles and monuments in the Scottish Borders or Linlithgow and Falkirk, there are a whole host of experiences, just a short train-ride away from Waverley or Haymarket stations.

Bass Rock – Scottish Seabird Centre TripPriced at just £18 per adult and £34 for a family of four, the Edinburgh Days Out Travel Pass provides excellent value for money along with accessible and hassle-free travel, easily purchased from the station on the day of your departure.

In need of some inspiration for your hop-on-hop off two-day itinerary?

Top Instagrammer Berriestagram recently headed out with one of our Edinburgh Days Out Travel Passes to see what she could discover away from the city.

North Berwick – enjoy views of the Forth BridgeShe really made the most of her two day travel ticket with stops at North Berwick to see Tantallon Castle and even a trip out to sea with the Scottish Seabird Centre.

Berriestagram also managed to discover Fife’s beautiful beaches and admire the Forth Bridge from North and South Queensferry while enjoying a cocktail at sunset.

Check out Berriestagram's full two-day Edinburgh Days Out itinerary here and see some of her fantastic snaps.

Follow our latest adventures using #UnlockScotland on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Fancy doing the same?

Edinburgh Days Out