Membership

Enjoy free admission to our sites and daytime events and a 20% discount at our retail stores with Historic Scotland membership.

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Benefits

Membership 

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Our exclusive membership lets you explore Scotland’s rich history and stunning landscapes. With access to the country’s most iconic landmarks, including its castles, abbeys, cathedrals and much more, letting you create unforgettable memories with your loved ones.

Membership also grants free entry to our daytime events and activities. Whether you’re looking for a fun day out or an educational experience, our membership has something for everyone.

So why wait? Sign up for a Membership today and start planning your next visit.

It’s good to be a member. Joining will entitle you to:

  • free access to Stirling, Edinburgh and Urquhart Castles and heritage attractions across Scotland
  • free entry to daytime events at our sites
  • a 20% discount in our Historic Scotland shops at our attractions and our online shop
  • a 10% discount in our cafés
  • playing a part in the conservation of Scotland’s historic sites and preserving traditional skills, archives and collections
  • a free quarterly members’ magazine
  • a membership pack, including membership cards and a handbook
  • Free entry to heritage attractions on the Isle of Man (Manx National Heritage). Half price entry to over 500 heritage attractions in England (English Heritage) and Wales (Cadw) in your first year. Free entry for all renewal and life members

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If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

See a list of frequently asked membership questions.

Membership Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
EH9 1SH

Telephone: 0131 668 8999
Email: members@hes.scot

Categories & prices

Our memberships are flexible and affordable, so you can choose the type that’s right for you. We have options for:

Category DD Monthly DD Annual Credit Card
Young person (one person 16-24yrs) £2.62 £31.50 £35.50
Concession (one person 65yrs+, full-time student, in receipt of state benefit, Serving Member of British Armed Forces) £3.50 £42.00 £47.50
Concession plus children (one person 65yrs+, full-time student, in receipt of state benefit, Serving Member of British Armed Forces; plus up to 6 children (7-15yrs) in your family group) £3.91 £47.00 £52.50
Adult (one person 25-64yrs) £4.37 £52.50 £59.00
Adult plus children (one person 16-64yrs, plus up to 6 children (7-15yrs) in your family group) £4.79 £57.50 £64.00
Two concessions (one or both are aged 65yrs+, full-time student, in receipt of state benefit, Serving Member of British Armed Forces) £6.12 £73.50 £82.50
Two concessions plus children (one or both are aged 65yrs+, full-time student, in receipt of state benefit, Serving Member of British Armed Forces, plus up to 6 children (7-15yrs) per card in your family group) £6.54 £78.50 £87.50
Two adults (two people 25-64yrs) £7.66 £92.00 £103.00
Two adults plus children (two people 16-64yrs, plus up to 6 children (7-15yrs) per card in your family group) £8.08 £97.00 £108.00
Senior Life (one person 65yrs+) N/A N/A £850.00
Joint Senior Life (two people 65yrs+) N/A N/A £1,150.00
Single Life (one person 16-64yrs) N/A N/A £1,450.00
Joint Life (two people 16-64yrs) N/A N/A £1,900.00
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Gift membership

The perfect gift for anniversaries, birthdays, retirement, or any special occasion. Gift Membership gives your friends and loved ones free access to all our properties and daytime events for a whole year. Your gift will also help us to preserve and protect Scotland’s history for future generations to enjoy.

Once ordered, we will put together a gift membership pack that will be sent directly to the recipient, and you can make the present extra special by adding your own personal message.
If you are a Historic Scotland member, please log in to receive your 20% discount.

The gift recipient will receive:

  • free access to Stirling, Edinburgh and Urquhart Castles and heritage attractions across Scotland
  • free entry to daytime events at our sites
  • a 20% discount in our Historic Scotland shops at our attractions and our online shop
  • a 10% discount in our cafés
  • a free quarterly members’ magazine
  • a membership pack, including membership cards and a handbook
  • Free entry to heritage attractions on the Isle of Man (Manx National Heritage). Half price entry to over 500 heritage attractions in England (English Heritage) and Wales (Cadw) in your first year. Free entry for all renewal and life members

 

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The benefits

  • Free admission

    Free admission to Edinburgh, Stirling and Urquhart Castles and heritage attractions across Scotland

  • Preserve our heritage

    Help preserve Scotland’s heritage now and for future generations

  • Retail and cafe discounts

    A 20% discount in our shops (on site and online) and a 10% discount in our cafes

  • Free magazine

    Our magazine delivered to your door every three months

  • Free Events

    Free entry to events at our sites

  • Entry to other attractions

    Discounted entry to Manx, English Heritage and Cadw sites