A brief guide to the Scottish Railway

When in Scotland, it is imperative that you travel around and see an outpouring of natural beauty. Luckily, the public transport and its connectivity from North-South tips are excellent. This weekend, I went to Aberdeen for a day’s trip with ScotRail (https://www.scotrail.co.uk/ ). The train’s route is right along the beautiful beaches and is a pleasant journey of an hour! The fair is reasonable, and with a Railcard (https://www.scotrail.co.uk/tickets/railcards ), you will get good deals when travelling during off-peak hours.

The frequency of the trains to major cities is excellent. When travelling, you do not always need to reserve in advance (and instead can go to the station directly for booking using the Self-Service Ticket Machine). But if you want to explore different discounts, I recommend booking online in advance and then collecting the ticket once at the train station.

Irrespective of the type of ticket you book, the Wi-Fi is complimentary on board – so you can enjoy your journey as you complete your work/ tune into Spotify for the perfect travel playlist.

Once you are ready with your tickets and your bags packed, you will be set to be mesmerised! 

Although not as sunny as Dundee, the city of Aberdeen is a scenic city with two rivers – Dee and Don. It has a lot of beautiful landmarks to visit – St Machar’s Cathedral and Johnston Gardens, to name a few! But importantly, the journey to the city is filled with plenty of scenic sights that will leave you spellbound and awe-struck. Don’t forget to carry a warm glass of hot chocolate/ coffee to go along with this view!

I hope these pictures encourage you to pack your bags and set the trail on a train journey around Scotland! Turas math dhut!

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Hey! I am AditeeA, a third-year student of Molecular Genetics. I am from India. I love travelling, photography and reading. On my blog, I share many aspects of student life and discuss different things you can do in and around Dundee. I hope you find this fun and helpful!

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