Explorer Pass

A flexible, convenient and cost-effective way to experience Scotland’s great historic attractions.

Explorer Passes are ideal for families, couples, individuals and groups.

Children exploring a castle

Pay once for entry to Historic Scotland’s 77 ticketed properties, from the royal castles of Edinburgh and Stirling to the ancient mystical sites of Skara Brae and Maeshowe on Orkney.

Benefits of the Explorer Pass include:

  • Free entry to 77 paid properties   
  • Free entry to fantastic daytime events 
  • Beat the queues at Edinburgh & Stirling Castles
  • Free souvenir passport to record your visits
  • 20% discount on audio guides at Edinburgh Castle

Buy an Explorer Pass

There are also Regional Explorer Passes:

Unlock thousands of years of history at Orkney and Shetland’s top attractions with an Orkney Explorer Pass.

Do you enjoy visiting the Western Isles? Yes, then our Island's Explorer Pass is for you. With four fascinating sites on four different islands and two on the mainland, it's the ideal way to enjoy the fantastic heritage sites offered in the West of Scotland. 

Scottish Borders Explorer Pass unlocks three great Border abbeys and more.

Dumfries and Galloway is steeped in history, with castles and abbeys set in a beautiful landscape. Find out more about the Dumfries and Galloway Explorer Pass.