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Apply online now for Half Price Tickets to Edinburgh Castle this Weekend

10 March 2011

Half-price tickets to Edinburgh Castle for this weekend are still available in Historic Scotland’s great ticket giveaway – but as they’re in great demand anyone who’d like to take advantage of the offer will need to act fast!

There has been an excellent response to the special promotion which - in addition to the 50% discounted tickets to Edinburgh Castle - offered thousands of free tickets to a range of Scotland’s finest heritage attractions on Saturday 12th or Sunday 13th March.  All 5,000 of the free tickets to some 44 historic sites throughout the country have now been snapped up by on-line applicants.

To apply for the remaining half-price tickets to Edinburgh Castle, prospective visitors need to register their details at They’ll then be sent an email with a voucher to present on arrival at the attraction. Proof of ID will be required to redeem the voucher.

The chance to benefit from half-price admission to the Castle this weekend brings the normal admission cost of £52.60 for two adults and three children down to just £26.30.

Historic Scotland Head of Commercial and Visitor Operations Stephen Duncan said: “Our great ticket giveaway has been a resounding success; we’re delighted that so many people have taken advantage of the chance to visit one of Scotland’s outstanding historic sites for free or get an unbeatable deal to explore our country’s top heritage attraction. I’d urge anyone who wants half-price tickets to Edinburgh Castle not to delay in applying at – it’s fantastic value so they’ll be snapped up very quickly.”


  • Historic Scotland cares for over 345 heritage properties and sites throughout Scotland, 78 of which are paid-entry.  These include some of the country’s leading tourism attractions including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart Castles, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys, and Skara Brae. Visit: .

  • Historic Scotland’s mission is: to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment and to promote its understanding and enjoyment.

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Ellen Drummond Ferroni
07801 820757 or 0131 668 8070