Many historic places are still open for visitors, outwith Level 4 COVID protection areas. Book in advance and check if Scottish Government travel restrictions apply before travelling.
Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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A teacher-led trail exploring maths around Edinburgh Castle
This trail is a cross-curricular activity covering the Numeracy and Mathematics and Social Studies areas of the Curriculum for Excellence.
Illustrated Activity Booklet
A partnership project between Historic Environment Scotland & National Records of Scotland, this booklet for young learners commemorates the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath.
Updated 2019 in English and other languages
Visit key locations in the castle and see if you can discover the answers to these questions about the Jacobite Risings
The Go Roman Handling Box contains replica Roman objects for use in the classroom.
A publication for teachers investigating abbeys and priories in Scotland.
A resource for teachers planning a visit to Arbroath Abbey.
A resource for teachers planning to visit Blackness Castle.
A resource for teachers planning to visit Bothwell Castle.
A resource that looks at the rise and fall of castles built between the 12th and 16th centuries.
A Gaelic language resource that looks at the rise and fall of castles built between the 12th and 16th centuries.
A resource for teachers planning a visit to Claypotts Castle.
Available in English and Gaelic
A resource for teachers planning a visit to Corgarff Castle.