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 for members - Book Here 

Maeshowe Chambered Cairn requires a reservation for the tour for members - Book Here

Inchmahome Priory requires a reservation for the tour for members - Book Here

Trinity House requires a reservation for the tour for members. Call 0131 554 3289 or, for Tuesdays only, book online - Book Here

St Vigeans Stones and Museum is open by appointment only.  More 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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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 [9MB].

Site Map

Historic Scotland Site Map

To see sites by region, view our site map [pdf, 3MB]. Our free app is the easiest way to explore Scotland's most iconic historic attractions when you're on the move.  Download 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.

Visit Partnership Organisations for further information.