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3-7 Day Historic Scotland Explorer Pass

Enjoy free admission to 77 Historic Scotland attractions with an Explorer Pass. 3 and 7 day passes are available to book.

• 3 and 7 day passes 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 key locations (see below).

Historic Scotland Explorer Pass

Stirling Castle
Linlithgow Palace
Melrose Abbey
Dallas Dhu Distillery
Iona Abbey & Nunnery

Potential Savings:

3 Day Explorer Pass (Adult):

Edinburgh Castle | £16.50
Stirling Castle | £14.50
Linlithgow Palace | £5.50
Urquhart Castle | £8.50

Total: £45.00

3 Day Pass Costs: £30.00

Saving: £15.00


Pricing Conditions:

Adult: 16-59 years.

Child: 5-15 years (under 5s go free).

Concession: Students (ID required at pick-up points) and Seniors (aged 60+).

Family: 2 adults and up to 6 children.

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About The Historic Scotland Explorer Pass:

Historic Scotland (now 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.


Historic Scotland Explorer Pass Map | 2017. Click for larger view.

Historic Scotland Explorer Pass Map



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)
Historic Scotland Explorer Pass Edinburgh Castle Pick Up Point Jedburgh Abbey
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