Member Tickets - Advanced Booking Recommended

Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to some of our sites. Find out more about our conservation work and read the latest update on our blog.

For our ticketed sites that are open, we do recommend booking in advance to guarantee entry. Plan your visit and see our frequently asked questions

On our dedicated page about visiting, select the site you wish to visit. There will be an option to book member tickets. You do not need your membership number to book. Select the tickets appropriate to your membership category and for the date/timeslot you require. You should include any children under 5 visiting with you on your booking. If you wish to book tickets for non-members, you should do that as a separate transaction. 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.

For enquiries about tickets or ticketing issues, please contact

We appreciate your support and understanding.

Members and a young relative visit Fort George on a sunny day
Fort George


While the inspection programme is taking place, HES is looking at alternative ways to share Scotland’s story... including interpretative performances, the use of innovative technology and new audio tours, videos and trails.

HES is committed to opening up as much access as possible as the work progresses.

Many of Scotland’s most loved historic visitor attractions remain open to the public, including Edinburgh Castle, Skara Brae, Stirling Castle, Fort George, Arnol Blackhouse, Urquhart Castle, Blackness Castle, Craigmillar Castle, Glasgow Cathedral and many more across the length and breadth of Scotland. Plan your visit

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...

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

Useful Resources

Members' Handbook

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Your Members' Handbook is a comprehensive guide to all of our properties. View the Handbook online or download an accessible PDF copy [6.3MB]

Visitor App

Photo of a mobile phone with the Historic Scotland app on the screen. Blackness Castle features in the background.

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.