In addition to the annual membership benefits, Life Members also receive:

    • A Guest Allowance - each life member can take 2 adults, or up to 6 accompanying children (aged 7-15 years) OR a combination of 1 adult and up to 3 accompanying children as guests to Historic Scotland attractions free of charge.
    • Free entry to English Heritage, Cadw and Manx National Heritage sites immediately on joining. At English Heritage and Cadw sites, the guest allowance is 1 adult or 6 children. At Manx National Heritage sites the allowance is for 6 accompanying children.

Plan your Great Days Out!

We look forward to welcoming you to our castles, cathedrals and abbeys. Booking in advance is essential to guarantee entry at some of our busiest attractions, or those with limited capacities. To find out which sites are open and where you need to prebook, visit

You do not need your membership number to book.  Select the site you wish to visit. There will be an option to book member tickets. Select the tickets appropriate to your membership category and for the date/timeslot you require. You should include any children under 7 visiting with you on your booking. You will receive an email confirmation with your order number - take this with you (printed or on your phone) for your visit, along with valid membership card(s), or membership confirmation email.

Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently restricted or no visitor access to some of our sites. Find out more about our conservation work.

Check for closures and our latest updates on visiting before you travel.

For enquiries about tickets or ticketing issues, please contact