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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass


Doune Castle

Pay only once and enjoy admission to Scotland's top visitor attractions.

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.

With attractions ranging from the Royal Castles of Edinburgh & Stirling to the ancient mystical sites of Skara Brae and Maeshowe on Orkney, you're sure to see the very best of Scotland's fascinating history.


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

Winter Explorer Pass prices & benefits


Valid from 1 April 2015. Your first visit using the summer pass must take place by 31 March 2016. Any unused passes will expire thereafter.

Summer Explorer Pass prices & benefits

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.

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

Example of Winter Pass 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.