All our staffed properties, sites and offices remain closed and staff are working from home. Find out how we are working on plans to gradually reopen the historic places we care for.


From brochs, castles and palaces to abbeys, towers and tombs there are over 5000 years' worth of history for you to enjoy.

Welcome to a whole host of special historic places just waiting to be discovered.  If you need inspiration view our blog, and see below for more resources...

Show your valid membership card for free entry to all staffed Historic Scotland properties, including Edinburgh and Stirling castles. Check for closures before you travel.

Sites requiring a reservation

Lochleven Castle, open summer only, requires a reservation for the boat - Book Lochleven 

Maeshowe Chambered Cairn must be booked in advance - Book Maeshowe

Inchmahome Priory, open summer only, requires a reservation for the boat - Book Inchmahome

Trinity House must be booked in advance. Call 0131 554 3289 to arrange. Tours on a Tuesday can be booked online - Book Trinity House 

St Vigeans Stones and Museum is open by appointment only.  St Vigeans information

At all other sites, your membership card will ensure your access without a reservation. Check your handbook for full details.

What's in my area?

Enter your postcode in the box below and explore the map to find out which sites are in your area.

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Legend: Free admission

Useful Resources

Members' Handbook

Historic Scotland Members' Handbook 2019-20

Your Members' Handbook is a comprehensive guide to all of our properties. View the Handbook online, or download an accessible PDF copy [5.5MB].

Site Map

Historic Scotland Site Map

To see sites by region, view our site map [pdf, 3MB].

Visitor App

Historic Scotland Site Map

Our free app is the easiest way to explore Scotland's most iconic historic attractions when you're on the move.  Find out more about the app.

Take your membership further

Take your membership card on holiday and enjoy discounted entry to attractions across the UK. Renewal and life members can enjoy free entry while first year members get in for half price.

Tickets to English Heritage and Cadw must be pre-booked online in advance. Visit Partnership Organisations for further information.