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Explorer Pass

A look at Explorer, Group Explorer and Regional Explorer passes, and how you can earn commission on pass sales.

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1 Overview

Our Explorer Pass is a flexible and cost-effective way for groups and individuals to discover over 70 staffed attractions. For each day that a pass is valid, its owner can visit as many of our locations as they like – for no additional cost.

Commission is available on sales of our Explorer Pass. Passes can be included as part of a tour package or offered as an optional add-on. 

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Explorer Pass benefits for your clients

  • Free admission to over 70 of our paid properties
  • Free entry to our year-round programme of daytime events
  • Fast track entry to Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle
  • 20% discount on audio tours at Edinburgh Castle
Please note the pass does not include admission to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. 

How it works

Passes are valid for 3, 7 or 14 consecutive days.

A pass is activated on its first use. Multiple sites can be visited on any single day. Any specific site can be visited only once.

How to buy Explorer Passes

  • Order online through Group Sales
  • Collect on arrival using voucher exchange

Contact

Admissions & Sales Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
EH9 1SH

Telephone: 0131 668 8831
Email: trade@hes.scot

2 Explorer Pass prices

Prices for trade until 31 March 2021. Commission is available. 

Pass duration Adult Concession Child Family
3 Day £33.00 £26.50 £21.00 £66.00
7 Day £40.00 £32.00 £26.00 £80.00
14 Day £45.00 £36.00 £29.00 £90.00

Pass types

Adult

Individuals aged 16–59

Concession

  • Aged 60+
  • Students in full time education (with valid ID)
  • Unemployed (proof of Universal Credit or other qualifying benefit required)

Child

Aged 5–15 (children under 5 admitted free).  
Must be accompanied by an adult

Family

2 adults and up to 6 children aged 5–15

3 Group Explorer Pass

Save yourself time and trouble with a Group Explorer Pass. Get a single pass to cover an entire group rather than issue and validate an individual pass for each guest.

Our Group Explorer Pass offers all of the same great benefits as our standard Explorer Pass – including the same competitive commission rates. But it can make your job much easier.

The Group Explorer Pass is also available to buy online through Group Sales.

Contact

Admissions & Sales Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
EH9 1SH

Telephone: 0131 668 8831
Email: trade@hes.scot

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