Enjoy free admission to 77 Historic Scotland attractions with an Explorer Pass.

• 3 and 7 day passes are available to book and can be used on non-consecutive days.

• Get free access to Historic Scotland daytime events.

• Booking confirmation is sent immediately via email.

• Pick-up your Explorer Pass at 4 locations (see below).


About The Historic Scotland Explorer Pass:

Historic Environment Scotland is the executive agency of the Scottish government tasked with maintaining and promoting Scotland's historically significant buildings, landscapes, famous sites, relics and much more.

This offer courtesy of their organisation is the ultimate money and time saving discount pass to more of the country's historic sites than you could possibly do in a week.

By visiting just 2 of their 77 attractions you start to save money and in some cases jump to the front of lengthy queues. 3 and 7 day Explorer Passes available - ideal for long holidays or short breaks. A handful of the great attractions include: Edinburgh Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle.

3-Day Explorer Pass (Adult Savings):

  • Edinburgh Castle | £17.00.
  • Stirling Castle | £15.00.
  • Linlithgow Palace | £6.00.
  • Urquhart Castle | £9.00.

Total: £47.00

3 Day Pass Costs: £31.00

Saving: £16.00

Explorer Pass Pick-Up Points:

The email voucher you receive from this site can be exchanged for a valid pass at any one of these 4 locations: Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle or Glasgow Cathedral.

Historic Scotland's excellent attractions are by no means limited to a particular geographic area. If you have the time and want to see and do as much as possible then your itinerary could take you from the Borders, all across the central belt and up to the Highlands and Islands.

Tickets are also very flexible, with 3-Day passes usable over 5 days, and 7-Day passes usable over 14 days.

Note. A couple of the Explorer Pass attractions require advanced booking, these are:

  • Rowallan Castle and Cairnpapple Hill (0131 550 7603).
  • Trinity House Maritime Museum (0131 554 3289).
  • Maeshowe Chambered Cairn (01856 761606).
  • St Vigeans Sculptured Stones (01241 878 756).

Select your ticket type(s)

Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

Once you have completed your purchase a pass voucher will be sent immediately via email.

Please print this out and exchange it for the requested number of Explorer Passes at the following pick-up points: Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle or Glasgow Cathedral.


• Adult passes aged 16-59 years.

• Child passes aged 5-15 years. Those aged 4 years and under access Historic Scotland attractions for free.

• Senior passes aged 60+ years.

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