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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass

  • 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 entrance lines at Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle with skip-the-line access
Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
From $40.78
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7 day passMost Popular
7 Day Historical Scotland Pass. Pass is valid for 7 days of use. All 7 days must be used within a 14 day period
From $55.25
3 day pass
3 Day Historical Scotland Pass Pass is valid for 3 days of use. All 3 days must be used within a 5 day period
From $40.78
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! Enjoy skip-the-line access to 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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (64)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edinburgh Scotland and its amazing sites

Edinburgh is the gateway to Scotland’s history. From the majestic Edinburgh Castle to the Scotch Whiskey of the Highlands and Loc Ness. Edinburgh is the starting point. A visit to this city in August affords an opportunity unlike anything g on earth, the Royal Military...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We got 2 passes and it was worthwhile no queuing to get into both Stirling and Edinburgh castles and added to that also got into Doune castle with it a bargain, when we travel again to Scotland will get them again

Thank malcolm w
Reviewed July 4, 2018
The explorer pass is a great deal but there is a better option - read below.

We just got back from two weeks touring castles, abbeys and churches from Glasgow to Loch Ness. !2 days and 32 different locations almost all were under the care of Historic Scotland. The Explorer pass was our first choice but when we read the details...More

34  Thank beachbums_ceo
Reviewed June 24, 2018
Best money we spent

Bought this in advance of our trip to Scotland. Got great guide books, admission to everything, a great discount price, and discount purchase prices in the shops, as well as fabulous service from your staff. Passes delivered to the house before we left, and used...More

1  Thank jimpQ2490OE
Reviewed May 21, 2018
Worth the cost

This pass is great if you plan on seeing and stopping at several castles, ruins, cathedrals etc. We were very glad that we got it as we had no need to try and figure out how to pay for the admission to each stop. We...More

7  Thank bgonyaw
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