1 Overview

Unlock hundreds of years of history at some of the top attractions in Dumfries and Galloway.

The Dumfries and Galloway Explorer Pass is the best way to explore the abbeys and castles of south west Scotland and save money.

Benefits of the Dumfries and Galloway Explorer Pass:

  • Visit nine sites for £22 – a saving of £9 for an adult visitor
  • Pay only once
  • Valid for 30 consecutive days
  • Also available for purchase at participating sites

The Dumfries and Galloway Explorer Pass is valid from April to October only. Passes will be available to buy online or at participating sites from 1 April.

2 Where your pass can take you

The Dumfries and Galloway Explorer Pass includes entry to:

3 Prices, pass types and savings

Category Cost
Adult £22.00
Concession £17.60
Child £13.20
Family £44.00

Adult: Individuals aged 16-59 yrs

Concession: Aged 60yrs+, Students in full time education (on production of valid ID), Unemployed (proof of Jobseekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Income Support required)

Child: Aged 5-15 yrs (under 5s admitted free) *

Family: Two adults plus up to 6 children aged 5-15 yrs

* Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Price comparison

Adult prices for the Dumfries and Galloway attractions:

  • Caerlaverock Castle £6.00
  • Dundrennan Abbey £5.00
  • MacLellan's Castle £5.00
  • New Abbey Corn Mill £5.00
  • Sweetheart Abbey £5.00
  • Threave Castle £5.00

Total cost £31.00

You can visit all these sites with a Dumfries and Galloway Explorer Pass for £22 – a saving of £9.

4 How your pass works

Your Dumfries and Galloway Explorer Pass becomes valid after your first site visit and is valid for 30 consecutive days from its first day of use. Multiple sites may be visited in any one day. Only one visit per site is permitted. This pass is non-refundable and must only be used by the named signatory.

The Dumfries and Galloway Explorer Pass is valid from April to October only.

When you buy a Dumfries and Galloway Explorer Pass online, you’ll receive an email with your pass attached as a PDF. This can be printed and used at any paid site in Dumfries and Galloway. You must select the date of your first visit when purchasing a pass online – your pass will become valid from this date.

You can also buy a Dumfries and Galloway Explorer Pass in person at the first Historic Scotland property you visit.

5 Contact

Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place

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