Explorer Pass

Pay once for a 3, 7 or 14 day Explorer Pass and get free entry to over 70 heritage attractions within that time – plus any of our daytime events. It’s a flexible and cost-effective way to see some of Scotland’s top visitor attractions.

  • Free admission to over 70 paid attractions (40 in winter)
  • Free entry to daytime events
  • Guaranteed entry to Edinburgh and Stirling Castles
  • 20% discount on audio tours at Edinburgh and Stirling Castles and Glasgow Cathedral


Historic days await with our annual membership. It’s the best way to discover Scotland’s 5,000 years of history.

Our membership gives you unlimited access to all Historic Scotland sites including Edinburgh Castle, amazing abbeys and palaces and unmissable events. The days we remember aren’t spent in front of the telly or glued to our news feeds, go and have an adventure. What are you waiting for? #HistoricDaysAwait

We offer a range of membership categories. You can also give the gift of Historic Scotland membership.

  • Free admission to over 70 paid attractions (40 in winter)
  • Free entry to over 400 daytime events a year
  • Discounted entry to English Heritage, Cadw and Manx Heritage sites
  • A 20% discount in our shops and a 10% discount in our cafes
Woman and child exploring Craigmillar Castle and using torches

Historic Scotland app

Plan your next visit even if you’re on the go. Our handy app has essential visitor information for over 70 heritage attractions – and it can tell you which of our sites are nearby.

Download the App