Free Entry to Historic Scotland Sites:  1 weekend only!

Free Entry to Historic Scotland Sites: 1 weekend only!

Found 15th Apr 2007
For one weekend only, entry wont cost you a penny at Historic Scotlands magnificent attractions. On 21 and 22 April 2007, Historic Scotland opens the doors, drawbridges, hatches, portcullises and gates to over 70 of their attractions for the Free Weekend. The annual event encourages visitors to discover more about the nations fascinating history and heritage

Historic Scotland sites included in the Free Weekend promotion:

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY : Caerlaverock Castle * Cardoness Castle * Dundrennan Abbey * Glenluce Abbey * MacLellans Castle * New Abbey Corn Mill * Sweetheart Abbey * Threave Castle * Whithorn Priory (open 10.00am to 5.00pm)

SCOTTISH BORDERS : Dryburgh Abbey * Hermitage Castle * Jedburgh Abbey * Melrose Abbey * Smailholm Tower

EDINBURGH AND LOTHIANS : Blackness Castle * Cairnpapple Hill * Craigmillar Castle * mCrichton Castle * Dirleton Castle and Gardens * Edinburgh Castle (open 9.30am to 6.00pm; last admission 5.15pm) * Linlithgow Palace (last admission 4.45pm) * Seton Collegiate Church * Tantallon Castle * Torphichen Preceptory (open 1.00pm to 5.00pm) * Trinity House, Leith (open 12.00pm to 4.00pm; last admission 3.30pm) (Please note that the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Holyrood Abbey are not included in the Free Weekend)

GLASGOW, CLYDE AND AYRSHIRE : Bothwell Castle * Craignethan Castle * Crossraguel Abbey * Dumbarton Castle (last admission 4.45pm) * Dundonald Castle (open 10.00am to 5.00pm) * Glasgow Cathedral (open Saturday 9.30am to 5.00pm; Sunday 1.00pm to 5.00pm) * Newark Castle * Rothesay Castle

CENTRAL AND WEST : Argylls Lodging (open 9.30am to 6.00pm; last admission 5.15pm) * Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace * Castle Campbell and Garden * Doune Castle * Dunblane Cathedral (open Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm; Sunday 2.00pm to 5.30pm) * Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel * Inchmahome Priory (last ferry sailing at 4.30pm) * Iona Abbey * Kinneil House (open 12.00pm to 3.00pm; numbers allowed indoors are limited at any one time) * Stirling Castle (open 9.30am to 6.00pm; last admission 5.15pm)

FIFE : Aberdour Castle and Gardens * Dunfermline Abbey and Palace * Inchcolm Abbey (charge for ferry crossing) * St Andrews Castle and Cathedral

PERTHSHIRE, KINROSS AND ANGUS : Arbroath Abbey * Edzell Castle and Garden * Elcho Castle * Huntingtower Castle * Lochleven Castle * Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum * St Serfs Church, Dunning

NORTH AND GRAMPIAN : Balvenie Castle * Corgarff Castle * Dallas Dhu Distillery * Elgin Cathedral * Fort George (last admission 4.45pm) * Huntly Castle * Kildrummy Castle * Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse and Museum * Spynie Palace * Tolquohon Castle * Urquhart Castle (open 9.30am to 6.30pm; last admission 5.45pm)

THE WESTERN ISLES : The Blackhouse, Arnol (open Saturday only) * Calanais Standing Stones and Visitor Centre (Visitor Centre open Saturday only) * Kisimul Castle, Barra

ORKNEY : Bishops and Earls Palaces * Broch of Gurness * Hackness Battery * Maeshowe * Skara Brae and Skaill House

SHETLAND : Jarlshof prehistoric and Norse Settlement


Good fine Gaia

Definitely a good find, thanks.

thats brilliant!

Wow!!! I can't believe these attractions are free!!!

Surely a great find. Many thanks for your post

excellent. i will be off to melrose this weekend now!

Brill,i guess i'll be in a castle at the weekend,thanks for this.voted & rep.:thumbsup:

i want to go! ive never been!

Brilliant deal, voted hot and rep added.
It costs a few bob for Edinburgh. Was hoping Culzean Castle would have been there as I fancy a visit to this, have not been for years.

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Make One Visit With Family To Edinburgh Castle And Its All But Paid For As Well As Being Able To Park On The Esplanade For Free When You Are A Member

I Think Culzean Castle Is National Trust Or Local Authority Maintained
Try Craignethan Castle In Tillietudlum (south Lanarkshire) Its Brilliant For The Kids And Its Haunted

why is every word i type got a capital letter

oops caps lock was on sorry!!!!:oops: :oops:

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Brilliant deal, voted hot and rep added.It costs a few bob for Edinburgh. … Brilliant deal, voted hot and rep added.It costs a few bob for Edinburgh. Was hoping Culzean Castle would have been there as I fancy a visit to this, have not been for years.

I think this is national trust ... but if you go to maidens, go through the caravan park at the shore, there is a back entrance you can walk through to Culzean. I think it is marked footpath to Culzean. Sneaked in many a time :oops:. PM if you need more details. Does not ofc give you access to the castle only the grounds.

I didn't even know there was a castle in Aberdour, and it's about 2 miles from my home town!
Thanks for the tip, it might give us something to do at the weekend other than shopping ;).
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