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Still time to register for Historic Scotland Free Ticket Giveaway

24 November 2011

People looking to kick off their St. Andrews celebrations this weekend (Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November) still have time to access over 40 of Scotland’s top heritage attractions for free.

Visitors must register in advance at a special website www.ticketgiveaway.co.uk to download their free weekend pass which gives free access for up to two adults and three children to all ticketed Historic Scotland properties on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November.

The free admission pass to Historic Scotland’s winter ticketed attractions includes Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s number one tourist attraction and recently voted Top UK Heritage Attraction at the British Travel Awards, the newly refurbished renaissance palace at Stirling Castle, and Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness and many more.

Registration will remain open online all weekend but visitors must be in receipt of their pass to receive free entry.

The Historic Scotland Free Ticket Giveaway is part of the ‘Visit for Free’ programme. ‘Visit for Free’ is part  of the Scottish Government’s Winter Festivals campaign which celebrates three of the country’s most distinctive festivals- St. Andrews Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night.

Notes for editors:

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.


Participating sites:

Arbroath Abbey
Arnol Blackhouse (not open on 27th November, Sunday)
Blackness Castle
Bothwell Castle
Caerlaverock Castle
Cardoness Castle
Castle Campbell
Corgarff Castle
Craigmillar Castle
Craignethan Castle
Dallas Dhu Distillery
Dirleton Castle
Doune Castle
Dryburgh Abbey
Dumbarton Castle
Dunblane Cathedral
Dunfermline Palace
Dundrennan Abbey
Dunstaffnage Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edzell Castle
Elgin Cathedral
Fort George
Huntingtower Castle
Huntly Castle
Iona Abbey
Jedburgh Abbey
Linlithgow Palace
Maeshowe Visitor Centre
Melrose Abbey
New Abbey Corn Mill
Rothesay Castle
Skara Brae
Smailholm Tower
Spynie Palace
St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Cathedral
Stirling Castle
Sweetheart Abbey
Tantallon Castle
Tolquhon Castle
Urquhart Castle

Opening times for Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle are from 9.30am to 5pm. For all other properties listed above, opening times are from 9.30am to 4.30pm.


For further information


Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866
jennifer.johnstonwatt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk