With winter nearly over and sunnier days just around the corner, it’s time to start planning a spring adventure. Our Explorer Pass is the perfect way to dive into Scotland’s fascinating history and heritage and explore many of our properties.
The pass is valid for 7 consecutive days (changing to 14 days from 29 March 2024). The pass includes entry to Edinburgh, Stirling and Urquhart Castles, Skara Brae, and Fort George.
The number of Explorer Passes is limited. They often sell out a week or more in advance, so please plan ahead.
Find out where you can use your Explorer Pass on the Sites you can visit page above.
Before the winter is over, take advantage of our offer until 28 March 2024.
Receive a 20% discount on your Explorer Pass and visit any of our 30+ sites open throughout the winter months at no extra cost. The first date of use must be on or before 28 March 2024, any unused passes will expire thereafter. The 20% discount will be applied at checkout once you have selected dates between 1 November 2023 and 28 March 2024.
Explorer Passes do not include access to the following:
- Properties in the care of The National Trust for Scotland
- Members of the Historic Houses Association
- The Palace of Holyroodhouse and Holyrood Abbey
- Or properties in the care of private trusts including Calanais Visitor Centre and Kinnaird Head Lighthouse
Frequently Asked Questions
Explorer Pass Terms and Conditions