Plan your summer holidays today!

We look forward to welcoming you to our castles, cathedrals and abbeys this summer. 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.

If you have booked your ticket and can no longer make it, please email to cancel, so the tickets become available for others to book.

We are committed to conserving Scotland’s heritage and protecting it for future generations. To allow for essential conservation works, some of our sites may have access restrictions in place. Please check the HES website for up-to-date information on access to your favourite sites.

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

For enquiries about tickets or ticketing issues, please contact

A birds-eye view of the ruins of Urquhart Castle on a sunny spring day. A family stand looking out over the loch and watch a pleasure boat full of visitors sailing past.
Urquhart Castle

Useful Resources

Members' Handbook

Family of 3 holding a film clapperboard posing for the camera which is being held up in the foreground.

Your Members' Handbook is a comprehensive guide to all of our properties. View the Handbook online or download an accessible PDF [8MB]

Visitor App

A woman in a garden holds up a mobile phone; the Historic Scotland app can be seen on the phone's screen

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 are advised to be pre-booked online in advance to guarantee entry. Visit Partnership Organisations for further information.