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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass

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    What to Expect
    Explore the best of Scotland more affordably with the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass, a 5-day or 14-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 77 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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Scotland
    5 days
    • 20% discount on audio guides at Edinburgh and Stirling Castles
    • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Aberdour Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Arbroath Abbey
    • Entry/Admission - Caerlaverock Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Cardoness Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Craigmillar Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Dallas Dhu Whisky Distillery
    • Entry/Admission - Doune Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Duff House
    • Entry/Admission - Dumbarton Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Dunblane Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - Elcho Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Elgin Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Fort George
    • Entry/Admission - Glasgow Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Hermitage Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Inverness Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Jedburgh Abbey
    • Entry/Admission - Linlithgow Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Lochleven Castle
    • Entry/Admission - MacLellan's Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Melrose Abbey
    • Entry/Admission - Newark Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Skara Brae
    • Entry/Admission - Spynie Palace
    • Entry/Admission - St Andrews Castle
    • Entry/Admission - St Andrews Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - St Serf's Church and Dupplin Cross
    • Entry/Admission - St Vigeans Stones and Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Stanley Mills
    • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Tantallon Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Bishop's and Earl's Palaces
    • Entry/Admission - Threave Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Tolquhon Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Trinity House Maritime Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • You will need to collect your pass from one of several redemption points
    • Pass is valid from the time of first use
    • The pass may only be used by the person that has purchased it. Identification may be required at some attractions
    • There will be no refunds or replacements for lost or stolen passes.
    • Passes are valid for either 5 consecutive days or 14 consecutive days
    • Multiple sites can be visited on any single day. Any specific site can only be visited once
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This pass is a must if you'll be visiting Edinburgh Castle and any others. It paid for itself when I added Stirling Castle to my trip.
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    Beautiful and historic and a must-see in Edinburgh. Can be busy but when you get to the views it's worth the wait. I would give a higher overall rating but I have to say, having visited a lot of castles around Scotland, I wouldn't rate it among my favourites - there's less to
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    The castle is a perfect place to bring kids. Make sure to wait for the gun at noon. But get there 20 before to get a front row view. The treasure room is something to see together with the armoury, where there is a show and tell of the various weapons used in Scotland...
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    Sitting at the end of the royal mile this castle is still in use today. I paid for the audio tour and walked the grounds at my own pace stopping at various marked points to listen to the audio. I also saw the crown jewels with very little wait but there were signs stating a
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    A great thing, top price tickets for our £90 would have cost £208.60, so excellent value. The main value come s from the places that one visits because it is already paid for. Just passing Duff House with a little time, pop in. No need to consider the £18 cost. Tip pick up your
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    • Duration: 5 days
    • Printed Paper Ticket Required
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