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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass


Doune Castle
Pay only once and enjoy admission to Scotland's top visitor attractions, from as little as £13.60.

Whether you’re looking for a family day out or have an interest in Scottish History you’ll find plenty to do at our properties.

The Explorer Pass is valid for use between 1 April 2014 & 31 March 2015.

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Pass Benefits:
  • Available until 31st March 2015
  • Free entry to Historic Scotland's 78 paid properties
  • Free entry to our fantastic programme of daytime events
  • Beat the queues at Edinburgh & Stirling Castles
  • 20% discount on audio guides at Edinburgh Castle

EXPLORER PASS PRICES **Special Winter Offer**

Buy now to take advantage of our **Special Winter Offer** with even more savings on our great value pass. The offer is available until 31st March 2015 (prices listed below).

Your first visit using the pass must take place by 31 March 2015. Any unused passes will expire thereafter.

 3 days (over 5 days)          7 days (over 14 days)
Adult Pass£23.20£30.40
Child Pass£13.60£17.60
Concession/Student Pass            £19.20£24.80
Family Pass£46.40£60.80

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Ticket Types:
AdultIndividuals aged 16-59 yrs
Concession/Student                      Aged 60yrs+, Students in full time education (with valid ID),
Unemployed (proof of Jobseekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or
Income Support required)
ChildAged 5-15 yrs (under 5s admitted free) *
FamilyTwo adults plus up to 6 children aged 5-15 yrs

* Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For a list of all properties included in the Explorer Pass view our places to visit where you can also download a map of all staffed properties.

When buying the Explorer Pass online, you will receive an email with your pass attached as a PDF document. Please print out the PDF to be used for your entry to Historic Scotland sites. Explorer Passes are also available to buy in person at the first Historic Scotland property you visit.

How it works?
A 3 day pass is valid over 5 days and can be used on any 3 days within that 5 day period. A 7 day pass is valid over 14 days and can be used on any 7 days within that 14 day period. Your pass will not become active until your first site visit. Multiple sites may be visited in any one day and only one visit per site is permitted. For further information please see our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Example of savings

Visit (Adult):
Edinburgh Castle £16.00
Stirling Castle £14.00
Urquhart Castle £7.90
Total Cost £37.90

3 Day Adult Pass £23.20
SAVING £14.70

Contact us

Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44(0) 131 668 8831
or    +44(0) 131 668 8664

Regional Explorer Passes

Are you only visiting one area of Scotland....if so you may find one of our Regional Explorer Passes a good option allowing you to visit all our properties within a specific region of Scotland.