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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.

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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

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