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Beautiful bus routes

11 Jul 2019

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder so whether you’re looking for amazing views, seaside escapades, historic landmarks or a dram or two  at a distillery, beauty abounds on these bus routes.

North Scotland

Speyside’s Whisky Trail, is the world’s only malt whisky trail. Along this famous route, you’ll find more than half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries, set among the silver sands and lush green forests synonymous with the Moray Coast.

Our service 36 which connects Elgin with Rothes, Craigellachie, Aberlour and Dufftown   will take you to some of the most famous malt whisky distilleries in Scotland and with journeys up to every hour it’s easy to let us take care of the driving.



Enjoy the scenic views on the service 35 from Aberdeen city to Elgin with stops in Oldmeldrum, Macduff, Banff, Portsoy, Cullen, Buckie and Fochabers in between. Get a bonnie view from the upper deck, with a new point of view and panoramic views of the beautiful Moray coast!


Leave the mainland behind and visit the stunning island of Orkney. Once there, the hop-on, hop-off bus leaves Kirkwall at 10am each day travelling west along the coast before arriving at Stromness. Route T11 then stops at Skara Brae, one of Orkney's most popular tourist attractions. The Neolithic village has survived as 8 dwellings, linked together by a series of low, covered passages. Carry on to the Ring of Brodgar, a stone circle henge, then pass the Standing Stones of Stenness before returning to Kirkwall.


Hop on the T4 or T14 routes which run from Cardiff to Brecon and Hereford via Merthyr and Cardiff. These beautiful routes stretch across the Brecon Beacons and take in the historic sites of three castles -  Cyfarthfa, Hereford and Cardiff.




The T4 route serves Llanelwedd which is home to the Royal Welsh Show (22 – 25 July) where you can enjoy exploring the show grounds that play host to livestock, arts and crafts stands, and local food and drink producers.


If you’ve got a head for heights, both routes serve Pen-Y-Fan (the highest peak in South Wales), or music fans can visit the Brecon Jazz Festival (9 -11 August).


South East England


Enjoy the best of both worlds with the service 17 that runs from Canterbury to Folkestone. Canterbury is full of stunning architecture, including the world famous Canterbury Cathedral.


When you’ve had your fill of city life, hop on board the 17 and make your way to the Kent coast.  Lying in the valley between large cliffs, Folkestone is a busy port town with sandy beaches and formal gardens. Take a trip on the Lees Cliff Lift to take in the spectacular view across the English Channel.

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West Scotland

Take a trip to Arran, where our buses will meet you at the ferry when it arrives from Ardrossan, and enjoy everything the island has to offer. Visit Brodick Castle’s beautiful gardens and interactive Victorian arcade where visitors can take part in traditional games.


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For outdoor enthusiasts, there’s so much to choose from – watersports, rock climbing, mountain biking and even off road safaris! Choose a sunny day and make the most of your time on the island.


East Scotland


Travelling between Leven and St Andrews up to every hour, service 95 gives fantastic views of the whole East Neuk of Fife and provides access to several award winning beaches. Discover historic buildings, breath-taking views and quaint villages along Fife's coastline. Foodies will be pleased to know that the 95 is the best way to get to the many food festivals taking place around the East Neuk this summer.




Further north, the X7 Coastrider has great views of the North East coastline and space for your bike on board! The route serves some stunning coastal destinations, so you can explore the ruins of Arbroath Abbey, spot wildlife at Montrose Basin or grab an ice cream in Stonehaven.


Feeling adventurous? Take a walk along the cliff-top footpath towards the ruins of Dunnottar Castle. 


North East England

Brand new for 2019, hop on board the  coastal open top service, the Seasider, between North Shields Ferry and Whitley Bay! Hop on and off along the route, enjoying attractions like Tynemouth Priory and Castle, Tynemouth Market and the Blue Reef Aquarium.


Tynemouth Longsands features golden sands, perfect for a long walk on a sunny day, working up a appetite for some fish and chips at Whitley Bay.

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Lake District 


With its incredible mountain backdrop and Derwent Water, Keswick is the gateway for walking, sailing and scenery. Explore Derwent Water on the Keswick Launch, or enjoy the stunning lake views from the National Trust's Friar's Crag walk.

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To fully appreciate the beauty of the Lake District, grab a seat on the top deck of the service 78 open top bus. The unrivalled vantage point means there are plenty of photo opportunities along the lakeside heading towards the Borrowdale Valley. Great for Ramblers, the 78 bus is a frequent service throughout holidays and high season taking you to numerous walks in one of the most scenic valleys in the Lake District.


It's never been easier to hop on the bus and be on your way - just Tap and go with contactless now on all our buses.

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