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Build your own custom (and cost-efficient!) tour of Scotland’s best attractions with the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass! With your 3- or 7-day pass, visit castles, cathedrals, distilleries and more! Make the most of the advanced ticket entry at popular sites like Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle, and discounted audio tours at select venues. With free entry to more 78 attractions around the country, the Explorer Pass offers something for the whole family.
  • Choose between a 3-day or 7-day Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
  • Enjoy free entry to 78 of Scotland's top heritage attractions
  • Avoid the queues at the ticket offices at Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle with your advanced ticket
  • Visit attractions all over the country including Glasgow Cathedral and Melrose Abbey
  • Receive a 20% discount on an audio tour at Edinburgh and Stirling Castle plus a map and souvenir passport

Explore the best of Scotland more affordably with the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass, a 3- or 7-day ticket to the country’s key attractions. Choose whichever duration suits your schedule and design your perfect itinerary. (Please see itinerary below for sample list of attractions.)

Each pass includes free entry to 78 sites throughout Scotland, as well as the bonus ‘Skip-the-Line’ option at busy attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle. With your pass, you’ll also enjoy discounts on audio tours at certain sites, and a helpful country guide that includes maps, venue information and a souvenir ‘passport’ book to have stamped. Tour the country's majestic castles and mansions to learn about Scottish royalty, discover the lifestyle of ancient Scottish clans at Skara Brae Prehistoric Village, and pop into a traditional whisky distillery for a tour and a cheeky dram to warm the belly. 

Note: Both passes are valid from first use. The 3-day pass must be used on any three days in a period of five consecutive days. The 7-day pass, on any 7 days in a period of 14 consecutive days.


Free Skip-the-Line Entry to Scottish Attractions:
• Dallas Dhu Distillery
• Edinburgh Castle (includes 20% discount on an audio tour)
• Jedburgh Abbey
• Linlithgow Palace
• St Andrews Castle
• Stirling Castle (includes 20% discount on an audio tour)
• Urquhart Castle

Free Entry to Scottish Attractions Including:
• Aberdour Castle and Gardens
• Duff House
• Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
• Fort George
• Glasgow Cathedral
• Melrose Abbey
• Skara Brae Prehistoric Village
• St Andrew’s Cathedral


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Dec 2018

We used this on our trip to Scotland in July and it was truly a benefit to us. We choose the extended ticket option and used it as we drove around Scotland. Just remember that if you pick it up in Scotland it will come in the form of a receipt and to take care of it. It saved us lots of money, and we even stopped at a few castles that were free that we normally would have skipped, like Doune Castle!

, Jul 2018

When castle touring, this is a great value! We did 5 castles in a day, so it was well worth it. Definitely recommend.

, Jun 2018

This was easy to redeem at Sterling Castle and used throughout. Work the money and having it set up ahead of time!

, Apr 2018

This pass was a wonderful way to explore Scotland. Great value!

, Apr 2018

Definitely worth getting. It got me into 5 sites over the 4 days I used it, and saved me money.

, Mar 2018

Thanks for offering me to reschedule my ticket you have saved me from the beast from the East.

, Mar 2018

A MUST TO HAVE. The explorer pass was a very good buy. We saw more of museums, sites, etc, in Scotland because of it. I would recommend this pass to anyone who visits Scotland.

, Jan 2018

AWESOME pass. We wish we just had more time to do all the castles. Well worth the cost.

, Nov 2017

Edinburgh trip was fantastic but this Explorer Pass was not at all what was needed. I see it as 60 wasted. I was looking for entry to key Edinburgh historic sites plus travel on the tram to and from the airport. This is what I understood the pass covered but it did not. It would be suitable only for someone touring Scotland as it covers 77 Castles we later discovered.

, Nov 2017

Simply amazing line skipping

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