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Over 30 of our staffed sites have now reopened and we are delighted to welcome you back. Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry. Find out more and book now


Ticket Giveaway Terms and Conditions of Use

Ticket Giveaway Terms and Conditions of Use

  • In the event of severe weather, we may need to close some of our sites. The sites will close if the weather presents a hazard and a risk to visitors. We recommend that you check our website or our Twitter account (#HSclosure) on the day you are going to visit, as a closure notice will be posted here first
  • In the event of closures at any of our sites due to COVID-19, we will be in touch with all ticket holders to offer an alternative date to use the ticket(s)
  • Free entry is only available on production of a valid print-out of your site-specific ticket(s) with barcode(s)
  • If your chosen property does close during 28 or 29 November, your Ticket Giveaway ticket will not be valid for any other date unless the site closure is due to COVID-19. In this instance we will be in touch with all ticket holders
  • Tickets are only valid for the time, date and site on the ticket
  • If you miss your chosen timeslot your entry cannot be guaranteed. Each time slot has a limited capacity and once these are full, we will not be able to accommodate additional visitors
  • Tickets are limited to one site per order, however there is no limit on the number of orders that can be placed
  • If you are visiting more than one site you must place a separate order for each site
  • A maximum of 2 adults and 3 children are allowed per site
  • Tickets must be booked online in advance before 4.30pm on Thursday 26 November 2020 for the date of visit, either Saturday 28 November or Sunday 29 November 2020
  • Tickets cannot be exchanged for any other visit date, out with the “Ticket Giveaway” weekend, product or service. There is no cash alternative
  • Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by an adult, aged 16 years or over
  • The person booking tickets must be aged 16 years or over
  • The offer is only available until the allocation of tickets has been used
  • Ticket Giveaway registration for tickets will close at 4.30pm on Thursday 26 November 2020
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • This offer is subject to change
  • Tickets cannot be copied, transferred or resold
  • Photocopies will not be accepted
  • Tickets must be printed in advance of the visit, entrance will be denied if valid tickets cannot be provided
  • Tickets presented on smart devices will not be accepted as these cannot be scanned for entry

In the event of adverse weather, some of our attractions may need to close - please check our Twitter feed and #hsclosure for closure notices in advance of your visit or visit our unexpected closures page.

The offer is only available at the following Historic Environment Scotland attractions:

  • Aberdour Castle & Gardens
  • Blackness Castle
  • Caerlaverock Castle
  • Craigmillar Castle
  • Dirleton Castle & Gardens
  • Doune Castle
  • Dryburgh Abbey
  • Dumbarton Castle
  • Dunblane Cathedral (Saturday 28 November only)
  • Dunfermline Abbey
  • Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Elgin Cathedral
  • Fort George
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Huntly Castle
  • Jedburgh Abbey
  • Linlithgow Palace
  • Melrose Abbey
  • Skara Brae Prehistoric Village
  • St Andrews Castle
  • St Andrews Cathedral
  • Stirling Castle
  • Tantallon Castle
  • Urquhart Castle

Time slots will be in operation at all sites