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Overview

Go Explore! 

From only £26.50, The Explorer Pass gives you access to all our attractions - a great value way to discover Scotland's history. By visiting just 2 of our attractions you start to save money.

Only visiting a specific area of Scotland? Our Regional Explorer Passes could be for you! Available to purchase for use between 1 Apr and 30 Sept the passes are exclusively for Orkney, the Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway and the Islands.

Check out what sites you can visit by downloading our app, explore our sites online or alternatively download our Explorer Pass leaflet and map.

Please note: the Palace of Holyroodhouse is not included in the Explorer Pass and to access Holyrood Abbey (within the palace grounds), you must pay the entrance fee to the palace.

If you are purchasing an Explorer Pass, please make sure you read our terms and conditions.

Buy your Explorer Pass

Pre-booking is required at: 

Maeshowe Chambered Cairn - book your visit online

St Vigeans Sculptured Stones - call 01241 878 756

Trinity House - call 0131 554 3289

Urquhart Castle – coach groups please email ticketing@hes.scot

Savings

See how much you can save!

Savings shown are for our winter offer (31 Oct 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)

3 Day Explorer Pass, visiting... Cost (Adult)
Edinburgh Castle £19.50
Stirling Castle £16.00
Urquhart Castle £12.00
TOTAL COST £47.50
3 DAY PASS PRICE £26.50
SAVING £21.00
7 Day Explorer Pass, visiting... Cost (Adult)
Edinburgh Castle £19.50
Jedburgh Abbey £6.00
Stirling Castle £16.00
Doune Castle £9.00
Urquhart Castle £12.00
TOTAL COST £62.50
7 DAY PASS PRICE £32.00
SAVING £30.50
14 Day Explorer Pass, visiting... Cost (Adult)
Edinburgh Castle £19.50
Jedburgh Abbey £6.00
Stirling Castle £16.00
Doune Castle £9.00
Urquhart Castle £12.00
St Andrews Castle £9.00
Dallas Dhu Distillery £6.00
TOTAL COST £77.50
14 DAY PASS PRICE £36.00
SAVING £41.50
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Prices

Visit more, save more!

Our amazing winter offer prices are valid from 31 October 2019 - 31 March 2020. 

Pass duration Adult Concession Child Family
3 Day £26.50 £21.00 £17.00 £53.00
7 Day £32.00 £25.50 £20.50 £64.00
14 Day £36.00 £29.00 £23.00 £72.00

Pass prices from 1 April 2020 will be: 

Pass duration Adult Concession Child Family
3 Day £33.00 £26.50 £21.00 £66.00
7 Day £40.00 £32.00 £26.00 £80.00
14 Day £45.00 £36.00 £29.00 £90.00
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Categories Definition
Adult Aged 16-59yrs
Concession Aged 60yrs+, full-time student and unemployed
Child Aged 5-15yrs. Under 5s free
Family 2 Adults and up to 6 Children (5-15yrs)

If you are staying in Edinburgh only, then the Royal Edinburgh Ticket, which covers Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Yacht Britannia and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, is the ticket for you. It also offers unlimited travel on board all of Edinburgh Bus Tours' city tours. 

Historic Scotland

Explorer Benefits

  • Free admission

    Free entry to over 70 Historic Scotland attractions (over 40 in winter)

  • Free events

    Free entry to Historic Scotland daytime events

  • Discounted audio guide

    20% discount on audio tours at Edinburgh and Stirling Castles and Glasgow Cathedral

Two knights on horses at the entrance of Linlithgow Palace