Historic Scotland Explorer Pass Details Skip navigation
View Inverness activities
Start a new search
For support, call us at
1-800-EXPEDIA (1-800-397-3342) or 1-404-728-8787
Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
Photo 1 / 5
(Photo provided by Historic Scotland / Crown Copyright Historic Scotland)
Inverness
Unravel more than 5,000 years of Scottish history with the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass. With free entry to over 70 properties, you can explore the archaeological sites, war-torn castles, ancient monuments, and abbeys of Scotland.
More details below
Pricing and availability
From $41.95 each  Adults (16 to 59) *
From $34.72 each  Seniors (60 & older) *
From $24.60 each  Children (5 to 15) *
*specify age at day of event
From $83.91 each  Groups
*specify age at day of event
From $54.98 each  Adults (16 to 59) *
From $44.85 each  Seniors (60 & older) *
From $31.83 each  Children (5 to 15) *
*specify age at day of event
From $109.95 each  Groups
*specify age at day of event
To check pricing and availability, enter the dates you wish to consider. (e.g., your trip dates)
From: To:
Details

This pass offers free entry to all Historic Scotland properties. The three-day pass is valid over five days, and the seven-day pass is valid over 14 days, allowing you flexibility to enjoy Scotland's stunning heritage, while including other activities in your itinerary. The pass also offers substantial savings compared to paying individual entry. Whether you're interested in history, ancestry, or archaeology, or you simply wish to make the most of Scotland, Historic Scotland sites cater to all tastes.

Some of the most popular sites include:

  • Scotland's premier attraction, Edinburgh Castle
  • Stirling Castle
  • Urquhart Castle, with views out over the Loch Ness
  • The beautifully situated Dryburgh Abbey
  • The historic and sacred Iona Abbey
  • Fort George, one of the largest forts in Europe
  • War-torn castles, such as Caerlaverock Castle, near Dumfries
  • Archaeological gems including the Skara Brae prehistoric village and Maeshowe on Orkney
  • Plus many more!


    Inclusions :
    • Either a 3-day Historic Scotland Explorer Pass, valid within a five-day period,or
    • A 7-day Historic Scotland Explorer Pass, valid within a 14-day period
    Note: Family passes are available and include 2 adults and up to 6 children (age 5-15)

    Note:
    Passes must be redeemed at Urquhart Castle. The three-day pass is valid over five consecutive days; the seven-day pass is valid over 14 consecutive days, from the time of redemption. More than one Historic Scotland property may be visited per day. The pass does not include any car parking charges or retail purchases on-site. Transportation between the points of interest is not included. Historic Scotland properties are open daily between April and Sept. All properties are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day; between Oct. and March, some properties may close or operate a reduced timetable. Please contact Historic Scotland Customer Service for more information. Foreign language guide books and audio guide tours are available for an additional charge at Edinburgh Castle. Information leaflets containing maps and full listings of all Historic Scotland properties are available from Edinburgh Castle. Children age 4 and younger participate for free.

  • Redemption instructions

    After booking your activities or services—3 easy steps:
    1. Print
    your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
    2. Take all vouchers with you.
    3. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; you must exchange one voucher per person.

    How to exchange your voucher(s):
    Voucher(s) must be redeemed at Urquhart Castle. The address will appear on your printed voucher. Important: All Historic Scotland sites are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day; between Oct. and March, some properties close or operate a reduced timetable.
    Terms and conditions

    Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.