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St Andrew's Day Free Opening to Historic Scotland Properties

Posted: 2010-11-22

St Andrew's Day Free Opening to Historic Scotland Properties

St Andrew’s Day is fast approaching, and Historic Scotland has come up with a way to celebrate the event - the organisation charged with preserving historic sites in Scotland is offering free entry to 48 outstanding heritage attractions throughout the country for four days: Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th, Monday 29th and St Andrew’s Day itself, Tuesday 30th November.

For the past four years, Historic Scotland has opened its doors for free at a wide range of its properties as part of a special Scotland-wide St Andrew’s Day promotion. This has proved extremely popular with visitors from within Scotland and overseas. As a result, the free entry offer has been extended to four days for 2010.

The St Andrew’s free entry offer covers a selection of leading historic attractions across the length and breadth of Scotland.

A complete listing of all properties included in the St Andrew’s Day free entry offer is provided below, but you can also find out your nearest participating attraction and details of opening times,by texting GO FREE to 84118.

Historic Scotland sites open for free are:

Arbroath Abbey
Arnol Blackhouse (not open on 28th November, Sunday)
Blackness Castle
Bothwell Castle
Caerlaverock Castle
Cardoness Castle
Castle Campbell
Corgarff Castle
Craigmillar Castle
Craignethan Castle
Dallas Dhu Distillery
Dirleton Castle
Doune Castle
Dryburgh Abbey
Duff House
Dumbarton Castle
Dunblane Cathedral
Dunfermline Palace
Dundrennan Abbey
Dunstaffnage Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edzell Castle
Elgin Cathedral
Fort George
Glasgow Cathedral (normally a donation only based site without admission charges)
Huntingtower Castle
Huntly Castle
Iona Abbey
Jedburgh Abbey
Linlithgow Palace
Maeshowe Visitor Centre
Melrose Abbey
New Abbey Corn Mill
Rothesay Castle
Skara Brae
Smailholm Tower
Spynie Palace
St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Cathedral
St Vigeans
Stanley Mills
Stirling Castle
Sweetheart Abbey
Tantallon Castle
Tolquhon Castle
Trinity House
Urquhart Castle

Opening Times
Opening times for Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle are from 9.30am to 5pm. For all other properties listed above, opening times are from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Historic Scotland website
About Historic Scotland
List of Historic Scotland Properties

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