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A year packed full of great days out

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Becoming a member means you can enjoy these fantastic benefits:

  • Free entry to all Historic Scotland properties including Edinburgh Castle and the refurbished Stirling Castle Royal Palace
  • Half price entry to over 500 heritage attractions in England, Wales and the Isle of Man in the first year of membership, and free entry for renewal or life members
  • Free entry to over 400 Historic Scotland daytime events from living history and music to battle re-enactments and spectacular jousting tournaments
  • 20% retail discount in all Historic Scotland shops - includes books, clothing and gifts
  • 10% discount in all Historic Scotland cafés
  • Free quarterly magazine keeping you informed with features on Scottish history and heritage, conservation projects and places to visit
  • The opportunity to take part in members' activities from guided tours and lectures to lunches and concerts
  • Membership pack containing membership cards, handbook and full information on all membership benefits
  • Exclusive online area allowing you to manage and update your membership details

We think membership is great value for money - but don't just take our word for it... Read what our members have to say.

View a List of categories and prices

Example of Savings

Scenario 1 Cost
Visit Urquhart Castle £27.20
Visit Fort George £27.20
Visit Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery £17.60
Visit Spynie Palace/Elgin Cathedral £32.00
Visit Corgarff Castle £17.60
Total £121.60
Annual membership £86.93
SAVING £34.67
Scenario 2 Cost
Visit Edinburgh Castle £52.80
Visit Stirling Castle £46.40
Visit Linlithgow Palace £17.60
 Visit Melrose Abbey £17.60 
Total £134.40
Annual membership £86.93
SAVING £47.47

Savings based on:

  • 2 adults and 2 children paying peak admission to the above sites;
  • Compared with a 2 Adults plus children category annual membership by Direct Debit.

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