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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
St. Austell's Station, Cornwall
BRITRAIL OFFERS A NEW RAIL PASS WITH A FOCUS ON BRITAIN'S SOUTHWEST
BritRail has announced the launch of its newest rail pass: the BritRail South West Pass! The BritRail South West Pass includes travel from London, through the lush hills of the Cotswolds, along England’s scenic coastline and onto popular stops in Wales, including Cardiff and Swansea. The addition of this new rail pass provides travelers with even more options when selecting the pass that best suits their travel plans, as there are now an unprecedented seven BritRail Passes to choose from, offering the best value for any UK trip!
The BritRailSouth West Pass provides visitors with the flexibility to travel throughout Great Britain’s charming Southwest region, while enjoying unlimited train trips on each travel day and the ability to hop on and off trains en route. For example, pass holders can begin their journey in London where some of the world’s most visited sights and attractions await, then discover the city of Bath, with its Roman baths and Georgian architecture, head to Oxford, the home of England’s oldest university, and visit Windsor Castle, Salisbury Cathedral, King Arthur’s round table in Winchester and any stop in between.
The Southwest coast also boasts popular destinations and beautiful seaside resorts such as Torquay, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Bournemouth and Portsmouth. Additionally, travelers can head to St. Ives’ beach and be in for a truly scenic ride through Cornwall and Devon. The journey includes stops in the picturesque waterfront towns of Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance along the way; the ideal getaway for leisure travel and family holidays! The region also has a number of golf courses near Bristol, Newquay, Barnstable, plus, Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales which hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup, where golf enthusiasts can play a few rounds while taking in the stunning surrounding landscapes.
The BritRailSouth West Pass is available in First or Standard Class. And for those looking for the complete First Class experience, we suggest the UK’s only on-train fine dining restaurant, Pullman Dining, which is available on select departures for lunch between Plymouth and London and dinner between London and Penzance. With a range of validities from 3 days to 1 month, this rail pass covers most mainline and branch line carriages operated by First Great Western, South West Trains and Heathrow Express trains. With over 280 rail stations, the BritRail South West Pass offers great value and convenience for travel in the UK’s Southwest region.
To get your BritRail Pass visit www.ACPRail.com or www.BritRail.com, call ACP Rail’s Call Center at 1 866 938-RAIL (North America) or book through your local travel agent. Remember to buy before taking flight as BritRail Passes cannot be purchased in Britain.
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