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Great Savings at Historic Attractions

10 July 2009

Visitors can make great savings at top Scottish historic attractions as part of the 2009 Year of Homecoming.

The special offer lets visitors to one site visit a second for 20% off.

The options are:

  • See Urquhart Castle and get cut 20% off at Fort George.
  • Go to Fort George and save 20% at Culloden
  • Visit Culloden and get into Fort George for 20% off.

The offer has seen Historic Scotland, which cares for Urquhart Castle and Fort George, team up with the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), which looks after the battlefield and visitor centre at Culloden.

Kari Coghill, Historic Scotland acting head of visitor services and business development, said: “By teaming up with the NTS we are able to offer even better value on great days out to some of Scotland’s leading heritage attractions.

“The stories of Culloden and Fort George are intimately linked."

“Seeing both offers tremendous insights into Bonnie Prince Charlie’s uprising of 1745 and the military precautions taken to prevent further Jacobite revolts following his defeat."

“And for anyone who enjoyed the Medieval Urquhart Castle there is the chance to understand how lifestyles, and ideas about defence, developed in future centuries with the chance to see Fort George for 20% off the normal price.”

To claim their discount visitors need to present ticket from either Urquhart Castle or Culloden for their discount at Fort George, or their ticket from Fort George for 20% off at Culloden.

Tickets must have been bought since April this year to be valid and the offer lasts until the end of March 2010.  

Notes for editors:

  • Fort George is six miles west of Nairn and 11 miles north east of Inverness off the A96. Telephone 01667 460232. Normal ticket prices are £6.70 for adults, £5.20 concessions and £3.35 for children.
  • The fort was completed in 1769 and held a garrison of 1,600 men in readiness for any further Jacobite uprising.
  • Culloden was the site of the final defeat of the uprising of Charles Edward Stuart in 1746. The battlefield and visitor centre are five miles east of Inverness on the B9006. Prices are £10 for adults, concessions £7.50 and £20 for families. For further information see the website at www.nts.org.uk/culloden/.
  • Urquhart Castle is on Loch Ness near Drumnadrochit on the A82. Telephone 01456 450551. Normal ticket prices are £7 for adults, £5.50 for concessions and £3.50 for children.
  • Historic Scotland has 345 historic properties and sites in its care. These include some of the leading tourism attractions in the country, including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart Castles, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys, and Skara Brae. For further details visit: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places
  • Historic Scotland’s Mission is to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment and to promote its understanding and enjoyment.
  • Historic Scotland is delighted to be supporting the 2009 Year of Homecoming with a series of initiatives including family trails, spectacular events and the creation of a Homecoming Pass for heritage attractions in association with other heritage organisation

For further information


Rebecca Hamilton
Marketing and Media Manager
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8685 / 07788 923871
rebecca.hamilton@scotland.gsi.gov.uk