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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass

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What's included

Free entrance to over 70 heritage sites all over Scotland, including guaranteed entry to Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle
Pass validity of 3, 7, or 14 days, depending on your choice
Entry to daytime events at the included venues
20% discount on audio guides at Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, and Glasgow Cathedral

What's not included

Audio guides
Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Enjoy free entry to over 70 paid attractions covering the span of Scotland
  • Step inside of Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle as part of your pass, and save 20% on audio guides
  • Get entry to Historic Scotland's daytime events across the country

If you were to visit just two of Historic Scotland's attractions using an Explorer Pass, you would have already started to save money!

You'll be able to visit the very best of Scottish heritage, including the country's finest castles, palaces, cathedrals, abbeys and prehistoric sites.

Head to the Neolithic village of Skara Brae, world-famous attractions including Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle, and take in dramatic views overlooking Loch Ness at Urquhart Castle.

If you're interested in discovering the mysterious nature of Scotland's rugged terrain and ancient sites, you can visit more than one attraction each day with your Explorer Pass.

Valid for: 3 days, 7 days, or 14 days

Once activated, your ticket is valid for the number of consecutive calendar days you’ve chosen.

Pick up your Explorer Pass by showing your smartphone voucher at Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle, Skara Brae, Iona Abbey, Fort George, Melrose Abbey, St Andrews Castle, Linlithgow Palace, or Doune Castle.

Edinburgh Castle
Castlehill, EH1 2NG, Edinburgh
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