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With thousands of years of history, Scotland has plenty to offer those who like to explore. The Historic Scotland Explorer Pass gives holders free access to Scotland’s most famous, most spectacular and most intriguing sites, and is great value for money whether you’re on a short break or a longer tour of Scotland.

  • Access to 77 sites across Scotland
  • Comes with information pack including brochures, a guidebook and location map
  • Includes access to Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle at Loch Ness, Melrose Abbey and Skara Brae
  • Pass provided by the Scottish government's official heritage organisation
  • All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

You will be emailed an e-voucher. Please PRINT and bring with you. Valid for one year unless otherwise stated.

To place an order add the required quantity to the box below and click on Add to Shopping Basket.

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Adult (16+)$62.00
Child (5-15, under 5s free)$37.50
Concession (60+ and students with valid ID)$49.50
Family (2 ad + up to 6 children)$124.00

The name on your e-voucher MUST match the name of one of the visitors. If you are booking for someone else, including trade bookings, check this box.

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At which location would you like to collect your pass – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Urquhart, Caerlaverock, Hermitage, Cardoness, Elgin?

The Historic Scotland Explorer Pass is a great value way of discovering Scotland’s history and heritage. Historic Scotland is the official organisation responsible for many of the country’s castles, palaces, abbeys and prehistoric sites, so you can buy an Explorer Pass confident that it includes the very best that Scotland has to offer.

The 77 sites included in the pass are listed in the 'Property list' tab

Collecting your Explorer Pass couldn’t be simpler.

  • When you purchase this product, you will receive an e-voucher by email
  • Print this voucher and take it to one of the redemption properties listed below where it will be exchanged for a pass

Redemption properties:

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Stirling Castle
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Caerlaverock Castle
  • Hermitage Castle
  • Cardoness Castle
  • Elgin Cathedral

  • Some sites close in winter so please be sure to check before you travel
  • All sites are closed on 25th and 26th December

Aberdour Castle
Arbroath Abbey
Argyll’s Lodging
Balvenie Castle
Bishop’s and Earl’s Palaces
Blackhouse, Arnol
Blackness Castle
Bonawe Iron Furnace
Bothwell Castle, Uddingston
Broch of Gurness
Brough of Birsay
Caerlaverock Castle
Cairnpapple Hill
Calanais Standing Stones
Cardoness Castle
Castle Campbell
Corgarff Castle
Craigmillar Castle
Craignethan Castle
Crichton Castle
Crossraguel Abbey
Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery
Dirleton Castle
Doune Castle
Dryburgh Abbey
Duff House
Dumbarton Castle
Dundonald Castle
Dundrennan Abbey
Dunfermline Abbey
Dunstaffnage Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edzell Castle
Elcho Castle
Elgin Cathedral
Fort George
Glasgow Cathedral
Glenluce Abbey
Hackness Tower & Battery
Hermitage Castle
Huntingtower Castle
Huntly Castle
Inchcolm Abbey
Inchmahome Priory
Iona Abbey
Jedburgh Abbey
Kildrummy Castle
Kisimul Castle
Linlithgow Palace
Lochleven Castle
MacLellan’s Castle
Meigle Museum
Melrose Abbey
New Abbey Corn Mill
Newark Castle
Rothesay Castle
Seton Collegiate Church
Skara Brae & Skaill House
Smailholm Tower
Spynie Palace
St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Cathedral
St Serf’s Church
St Vigeans Sculptured Stones
Stanley Mills
Stirling Castle
Sweetheart Abbey
Tantallon Castle
Threave Castle
Tolquhon Castle
Trinity House
Urquhart Castle
Whithorn Priory

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