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Explorer Pass


There are many benefits when you buy an Historic Scotland Explorer Pass.

The pass is great value and by visiting as little as two or three attractions you can save money. The more sites you visit the more you save.

The 3 Day (over 5 days) pass is ideal for a weekend/short break , while the 7 Day (over 14 days) pass is  perfect for a longer touring holiday in Scotland.

The pass is non-consecutive so you can go at your leisure and visit as many attractions as you like.  

There are various categories of pass and one of them is sure to fit your holiday needs.

Beat the queues
Pass scanning at Edinburgh & Stirling Castles means you do not have to queue at the ticket office for entry, you simply go straight to the scanning point and gain immediate entry.

You can download our attraction locations for your satellite navigation system, helping ensure you don’t get lost and you miss any of the highlights.

Entry to our attractions is free once you buy the Historic Scotland pass so there’s no need to get cash out at every attraction and there’s no need to keep track of your spending, removing any stress.

If you decide to buy your pass online it’s completely secure.

Programme of Events
We run a programme of events throughout the year, bringing our sites to life, including Jousting, battle re-enactments. Pass holders receive free entry to all Historic Scotland daytime evetns. Download the Events Guide from our Events Page or search for upcoming events

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Contact us

Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44(0) 131 668 8999