Explorer Pass

Our Explorer Pass gives you great value for money and a simple way to visit many of our properties across Scotland. The pass is valid for fourteen consecutive days, and includes entry to Edinburgh, Stirling and Urquhart Castles, Skara Brae and Fort George.

  • Free entry to all Historic Scotland sites that are open
  • Includes entry to Edinburgh, Stirling and Urquhart Castles plus many more sites
  • 20% discount on audio guides at Edinburgh and Stirling Castles and Glasgow Cathedral


Become a member and support the conservation and preservation of over 300 iconic attractions across Scotland, including Edinburgh and Stirling Castles. Our role is to understand, protect, and provide access to Scotland’s heritage for everyone.

This includes a national portfolio of prehistoric and historic monuments, as well as collections that represent around 5,000 years of Scotland’s past. Together they form a precious national asset and membership helps us protect it for current and future generations.

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

  • Free admission paid attractions across Scotland
  • Free entry to daytime events
  • Discounted entry to English Heritage, Cadw and Manx Heritage sites
  • A 20% discount in our Historic Scotland shops at our attractions and our online shop 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