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Dive into Scotland’s history and explore our fantastic historic sites this summer. We can’t wait to welcome you all soon.

Whether you’re looking for a fun day trip with the family to our majestic castles and cathedrals, summer walks in our flowering gardens, or action-packed events and activities, there is something for everyone.


Explore a vibrant line-up of events for 2024! Get ready for the knights as they make their way to Linlithgow and Caerlaverock with spectacular jousting this summer. Don’t also miss your chance to see our biggest re-enactment event as we host Celebration of the Centuries at Fort George.

Check out our events programme

Book ahead

Don’t miss out! To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking tickets online in advance to guarantee entry to our sites. This is essential when planning a visit to some of our busiest sites including Blackness Castle, Doune Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Inchmahome Priory, Lochleven Castle, Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, Skara Brae, Stirling Castle, and Urquhart Castle.

Explore iconic sites and Scotland's fascinating history with our Explorer Pass - a great and easy way to visit many of our properties! The pass is valid for 14 consecutive days. The pass includes entry to the sites mentioned below. Visits must be booked in advance.

Visiting us

We are pleased that many of our sites are open again. While some of the buildings may be closed, the grounds can still be enjoyed by all. Please check individual listings for more information. For our ticketed sites, we do recommend booking in advance to guarantee entry.


Many of our unstaffed sites are open

From standing stones to castle grounds, many of the sites in our care are open to visit for free. Be sure to check a site is open before you travel.

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Still have questions?

Take a look at our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about visiting our sites

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