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Kids go free at Aberdour Castle

10 July 2009

Aberdour Castle and Gardens will offer free entry to children to help celebrate the local festival week.

The castle already plays an active part in the annual Aberdour Festival, but this year Historic Scotland has decided to do a little bit more.

So, from the 1st to the 8th of August we have waived the £2.10 entry price for youngsters aged five to 15.

Kari Coghill, Historic Scotland acting head of visitor services and business development, said: “The annual festival is a colourful and important local event which we are keen to support.

“We hope this offer will encourage people from the area to enjoy the heritage at the heart of their own community and attract people from outwith the area to come along and enjoy the castle and its lovely gardens.”

Aberdour Castle dates back to the 12th century and was extended and developed between the 15th and 17th centuries.

It has a delightful walled garden, terraces and is well-known for its beehive doocot.

Notes for editors

  • The castle and gardens are in Aberdour, eight miles east of the Forth bridges on the A921. Telephone 01383 860519.

  • Normal ticket prices are £4.20 for adults, £2.10 for children and £3.20 concessions.

  • 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 organisations.

For further information


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