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It is a great experience with the Historic pass, It save me money.
MUCH better value. Fewer attractions to see on this but they are all the MUST SEE places and very 'do-able' in the time frames offered.
Good value for money and no waiting in queues.
Very high value for the price. Was able to use it at several places. Wished we could have seen more
On our trip we visited Glasgow Cathedral, Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle, Balvenie Castle, St. Andrew's Castle, St. Andrew's Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle. We purchased out pass before leaving home and it was well worth it. The lines to get in weren't too long when we visited with the exception of Edinburgh Castle and there it was so nice to have a separate line to get to the ticket office. Well Worth It.
Really liked the pass! Next time we need to rent a car in order to see more places.
Nikos P Greece
Visit as many historical places of Historic Scotland not Royal as you can and it is great value for money.
The pass was wonderful and wonderfully priced from viator. We used it 6 times over the 3 days - well worth the money
This is well worth it to buy if you are visiting more than a few castles. You still have to wait in line. The only thing is there are only a few places that you can convert this purchase into the actual pass. Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and a few others. So you need to make sure one of the spots is one of the first places you visit. Luckily we stopped at Stirling on our first day.
Mike_in_Kyiv United States of ...
I'm giving it 5 stars. But we never went to the Edinburgh Castle. We visited Elgin Cathedral, Duffus Castle and Glasgow Cathedral. Nice venues, easy using the pass.
We were so glad we bought this pass! If you are going to visit several places that are listed on the pass, it's well worth the money. We even used it a couple of places that we hadn't planned on.
Go to the Explorer Pass website to see what places are included. There are about 75 throughout the country.
When you purchase this pass on Viator, you print off a voucher, and the turn the voucher in for the pass at one of three places listed on the voucher. It's very simple.
It was brest going to customer service and picking il our pass and then using it immediately to go into the castle.
A breeze to swap our vouchers for the passes and they have saved us lots of money on entrance fees, well worth it.
So glad we purchased the tickets ahead of time, helped with the lines. We discovered the Holyrood House was not included. Had to buy additional tickets for the tour.
Excellent. favourite castle near Edinburgh was Craigmillar. Top Abbey - Dunfermeline.
If you are into old castles and/or abbeys and you have your own car this is awesome!! We were able to see only 12 out of 78 but definitely got our moneys worth. I will buy one again when we go back!
The tour guide was very good, telling historical facts interspersed with fun stories. This short trip gave us a taste of Scotland and certainly made us want to come back again and see more of the country.
BeachyCal United States of ...
We liked the ease of using our passes, however, I truly feel that a mention of where the passes can be used at prior to purchasing it is necessary. We didn't realize that the passes are primarily used for the castles and few other historic places...but mainly castles. Since we visited 2 castles during our stay Stirling and Edinburgh, it paid for itself. We weren't able to use it at the St. Andrews Castle or the cathedral since we were not able to redeem our vouchers at one of the four locations prior to arriving in St. Andrews. If you don't plan to be near one of the 4 redemption stops...you may want to re-think as to whether or not you will be able to at least get your money's worth.
Having the pass did save time lining up, but it was still a requirement to convert it into a ticket for entry - the Viator voucher was not the access ticket alone.
The guides are very helpful though and it was awesome visiting historic Scotland!
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