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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass

St Andrews Cathedral
Explore over 5000 years of Scottish history with one great value pass!

Our Scottish Explorer Pass allows access to all of our 78 paid-for attractions across Scotland and is ideal for groups or individuals visiting our properties.

For each day that an Explorer Pass is valid, the holders can visit as many Historic Scotland sites as they like. Passes can be used as part of a package or offered as an optional add-on.

There are several ways to buy an Explorer Pass

  • Order online through Group Sales (pre-registration required - further details on how to register)
  • Collect on arrival using voucher exchange
  • On a Sale or Return basis; with passes sent to your office in advance for you to issue to clients




How it works?

A 3 day pass is valid over 5 days and can be used on any 3 days within that 5 day period. A 7 day pass is valid over 14 days and can be used on any 7 days within that 14 day period.

Your pass will not become active until your first site visit. Multiple sites may be visited in any one day. Only one visit per site is permitted.

The Explorer Pass is valid for use between 1 April 2014 & 31 March 2015.


Pass Benefits

  • Free entry to Historic Scotland's 78 properties
  • Free entry to our fantastic programme of daytime events
  • 20% commission on all sales
  • Fast track entry to Edinburgh & Stirling Castles
  • 20% discount on audio guides at Edinburgh & Stirling Castles
  • Can be used for groups or individuals

How the Explorer Pass works

If your clients are touring Scotland and want to visit a number of Historic Scotland attractions, the flexibility of the Explorer Pass is designed to fit around their itinerary.

The Explorer Pass offers groups or independent travellers one of the most cost effective ways to experience Historic Scotland attractions and the benefit of fast track entry at Edinburgh and Stirling Castles. Commission is available on trade sales of the pass - please contact our Sales Team for further details.

Explorer Passes are valid for 3 Day (over 5 days) & 7 Day (over 14 days).

Length of Pass

Adult

Concession

Child

Family

3-Day (over 5 days)

£29.00

£24.00

£17.00

£58.00

Trade Price

£23.20

£19.20

£13.60

£46.40

7-Day (over 14 days)

£38.00

£31.00

£22.00

£76.00

Trade Price

£30.40

£24.80

£17.60

£60.80


Adult Aged 16-59 yrs

Concession Aged 60yrs+, Students in full time education (on production of valid ID), Unemployed (proof of Jobseekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Income Support required)

Child Aged 5-15 yrs (under 5s admitted free) * Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Two adults plus up to 6 children aged 5-15 yrs



PDF icon Explorer Pass Terms and Conditions 2014/2015 [pdf, 562kb]


Group Explorer Pass

The Historic Scotland Group Explorer Pass offers you the same great benefits as our standard Explorer Pass and saves you the trouble of issuing and validating individual passes for each of your clients. Instead of giving each member of your group an individual Explorer Pass you can now issue just one pass to cover everyone in your group.

The Group Pass offers the same competitive commission rates as the standard Explorer Pass. Please note that the Group Explorer Pass is not available online.

PDF icon GROUP Explorer Pass Instructions 2013 [pdf, 36.6kb]


Regional Explorer Pass

This offers your clients a chance to visit all our properties within a specific region of Scotland over an unlimited time period; Orkney, Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway. Commission is available on Trade orders of more than 30 passes.

Adult

Concession

Child

Family

Scottish Borders Pass

£16.00

£12.80

£9.60

£32.00

Trade Price

£14.40

£11.52

£8.64

£28.80

Dumfried & Galloway Pass

£19.50

£15.60

£11.70

£39.00

Trade Price

£17.55

£14.04

£10.53

£35.10

Orkney Pass

£18.00

£14.40

£10.80

£36.00

Trade Price

£16.20

£12.96

£9.72

£32.40


Adult Aged 16-59 yrs

Concession Aged 60yrs+, Students in full time education (on production of valid ID), Unemployed (proof of Jobseekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Income Support required)

Child Aged 5-15 yrs (under 5s admitted free) * Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Two adults plus up to 6 children aged 5-15 yrs




























* Due to the number of sites included in the regional pass  that are closed over the winter period we recommend that you check our opening dates and times before visiting


For further details on the properties in each area, click on the region you wish to visit:

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.


For further details on any of our products please contact the Sales Team.


Contact Us

Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
EH9 1SH
Tel: +44(0) 131 668 8831 or
+44(0) 131 668 8664

Afternoon Teas

If you want to offer your group an extra special experience, why not arrange an afternoon tea at Edinburgh Castle or Duff House?

We offer delicious afternoon teas at very competitive rates, please email the Sales Team for more information.