All aboard! Are you ready for some awesome family days out in Scotland? BEANO characters Dennis and Gnasher and Minnie the Minx are being used again this year to promote tourism across the country, with plenty of ideas offered to help families plan their visit on the VisitScotland and ScotRail “Kids for a Quid” websites.
Join Dennis, his trusted dog Gnasher and Minnie as they explore eight fantastic cities by train across Scotland – and they’re only some of the blam-tastic things you can see.
Here are links to VisitScotland web pages offering some top tips for city and days out that every family member, including Dennis and Gnasher, can enjoy…
Plus, you can travel to any of the brilliant cities featured in the campaign with ScotRail’s Kids for a Quid. Up to four children (aged 5-15) can travel for just £1 return when travelling off-peak with a fare-paying adult.
Scotland’s cities are packed with cool, blam and epic things to see and do, for all the family. Let Dennis, Gnasher and Minnie guide the way, and hop on a train and you’ll be in any of the eight supertastic cities in no time.
Attractions in Edinburgh include the brilliant Zoo, and the the Castle. For pranksters like Dennis, the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is a home from home, offering five floors of interactive hands-on optical illusions, tricks and fun things to do including a vortex tunnel, mirror maze and shrinking room.
The Riverside Museum in Glasgow is well known for its collection of historic vehicles and interactive displays.
Explore the history of the Black Watch Regiment at their museum housed in Balhousie Castle.
Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most important historical sites. There are guided tours, and families can have fun in the palace vaults where children can try out activities such as dressing in period costume and playing medieval instruments.
Blamazing adventures in the Granite City! Check out Dennis’ totally blam awesome day out in Aberdeen – and maybe you can follow in his footsteps.
Head north for a weekend break or holiday in Inverness. This vibrant city offers all the wonders of the Highlands on its doorstep.
The Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is very central and a great way to pass a couple hours in the capital of the Highlands. Learn about Scottish history, local wildlife, and there’s a special section dedicated to the story of the Jacobites and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Dundee is a dynamic and compact city that’s becoming a modern wonder. This is a city with science, historic ships and museums for kids (and big kids!), including the V&A.
Look out for statues of BEANO and Dandy characters, too – this is their home town, after all!
Dunfermline is a city in Fife and was once the capital of Scotland. Last year, it became Scotland’s newest city as part of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Scotland’s eighth city is located north of Edinburgh, just across the Forth Bridge.
• Find out more about the ScotRail Kids for a Quid ticket offer
• For daily train service updates and the latest travel advice, check the ScotRail website
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