March 10, 2008 05:00 ET

New BritRail Central Scotland Pass Joins BritRail's Scottish and Irish Rail Pass Line Up

LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) - The BritRail Central Scotland Pass is a new rail pass option that allows travelers to explore Scotland's capital, Edinburgh and its 'second city', Glasgow, along with the surrounding area, for one flat fare. You might choose to base yourself in either city, travel between the two and visit nearby tourist destinations like Stirling as many times as you like on any 3 days during a one week period. The BritRail Central Scotland Pass also includes free travel on Glasgow's Underground trains. The cost is $94AUS / EUR 60 / yens 9,800 for standard class travel. One could easily spend 3 days exploring any one of these fascinating cities. From Edinburgh Castle to Glasgow's eclectic Burrell Collection; from royal Holyrood House to Charles Rennie Mackintosh's House for an Art Lover and on to the fortress that is Stirling Castle, nothing could be simpler than hopping on one of the frequent trains operating along these local rail routes.

For more than just a brief taste of Scotland, the BritRail Scottish Freedom Pass is still available. For either 4 days within an 8 day period or 8 days within 15, this popular multi-modal product opens all of Scotland to you: rail routes throughout this spectacularly beautiful country and many local buses and ferries allow you to get off the beaten track and find your inner Scot. It's all included at $276AUS / EUR 175 / yens 28,600 for 4 days; $370AUS / EUR 235 / yens 38,300 for 8 days of standard class travel.

Interested in exploring your Celtic connections? The BritRail Pass + Ireland is made for you. In addition to all the benefits of the BritRail Pass - unlimited rail travel in England, Scotland and Wales - you also have access to the Irish Rail system throughout the island of Ireland - north and south. You can choose to explore on any 5 days or any 10 days within a month. If you'd like to experience a leisurely ferry crossing of the Irish Sea, BritRail can also sell you a ferry ticket. BritRail Pass + Ireland prices start at just $456AUS / EUR 289 / yens 47,200 for the 5 day travel option.

For additional information on these and other eco-friendly travel options go to Remember: when you 'Go BritRail', you 'Go Green'!

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