Historic Scotland press release:
“Free tickets are still available for more than 40 of Scotland’s top heritage attractions to people who pre-register online as part of this year’s St. Andrew’s celebrations.
The ticket giveaway, which is being run by Historic Scotland, includes attractions such as Stirling Castle, recently voted the UK’s best loved heritage attraction by members of Which ? magazine and Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness.
Edinburgh Castle’s 10,000 free tickets have now all been allocated for the weekend of 1st and 2nd December however there are still lots of great sites across Scotland to explore.
Visitors need to register in advance at a special website, www.ticketgiveaway.co.uk
in order to download a free ticket for each person for the attraction they would like to visit over the weekend of Saturday 1st December and Sunday 2nd December 2012.
The Ticket Giveaway is part of the Scottish Government’s Winter Festivals programme – which celebrates three of the country’s most distinctive festivals – St. Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night.
Stephen Duncan, Director of Commercial and Tourism at Historic Scotland said;
‘This is a great way to enjoy some of Scotland’s best loved heritage attractions and uncover some hidden gems along the way.
‘There is no limit on the number of sites that people can sign up for however there are some restrictions on the number of tickets available at certain sites to maintain a quality visitor experience.
‘Visitors need to register in advance to gain free access so we’d advise people to sign up as soon as possible so that they don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit a great heritage attraction for free.’
· People can register until 4pm on the day of their visit (Saturday 1st or Sunday 2nd December) to access a free ticket however it is advisable to register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment in obtaining tickets for the site you wish to visit. Please note that there are restrictions on the number of tickets available at some sites.”