When visiting Scotland there are a few money savers that are worth looking at, like free entry attractions and discount travel passes to help your money go a little further.
Everyone wants your business, which is good news if you’re looking for some welcome ways of saving money. The information given on this page is aimed at doing just that, so when you plan your travel itinerary, at least you’ll know where to take advantage of attractions and travel that might help your money go further.
MONEY SAVERS ON ATTRACTIONS…
Historic Scotland’s Explorer Pass: This pass covers properties that are in the care of Historic Scotland. With this one you get free entry to 78 of Scotland’s top attractions, and skip-the-line entry to Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle. You can get a 3 day pass, or a 7 day pass. Get more information about the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass offer.
National Trust For Scotland Sightseeing Pass: Get free entry to 90 National Trust for Scotland attractions with a flexible sightseeing pass that allows you to visit historical sites and landmarks. Get more information about the Scotland Sightseeing Pass here.
Royal Edinburgh Sightseeing Pass: Hop-on hop-off bus tours (48 hours unlimited) includes admission to royal attractions: Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Get more info about the Royal Edinburgh Ticket offer.
If your only interest is Edinburgh Castle, get your Skip The Line Entrance Ticket here.
Are you touring the UK? You can also get a London Explorer Pass which can save you up to 35% on admission prices to your choice of 3, 4 or 5 top London attractions.
FREE ENTRY ATTRACTIONS…
Glasgow Museums: You can’t get a better money saving offer than FREE! All of Glasgow’s museums are free, including the Transport Museum, the Burrell Collection, and Scotlands top (free) attraction, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. There are 13 museums across the city, and the full list is on the Glasgow Museums website.
Edinburgh Museums: Many museums in Edinburgh are also free – The Museum of Scotland, Museum of Edinburgh, Royal Museum, and National Galleries of Scotland. More info is available on Edinburgh Museums, the official Scottish tourism website.
DISCOUNT BUS TRAVEL PASSES…
Scottish Citylink Explorer Pass: Get unlimited bus travel on any service at any time during the validity of the pass. Choose from 3 days travel out of 5, 5 days out of 10, and 8 days out of 15. Prices from £35. More information on the Scottish Citylink website.
DISCOUNT RAIL TRAVEL PASSES…
First Scotrail Freedom of Scotland Pass: This pass is valid for the Scottish rail network throughout the whole country and includes ferry services to and from the Islands. Covers any 4 out of 8 days consecutive travel or any 8 out of 15 consecutive days travel. Also valid on all Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services within Scotland.
First Scotrail Central Scotland Rover Pass: This pass gives you unlimited rail travel for any 3 days out of 7. Covers the whole Central Belt from Glasgow to North Berwick, and stops in between, including the cities of Edinburgh and Perth.
First Scotrail Highland Rover Pass: This one gives you unlimited rail travel for any 4 consecutive days out of 8, and it also covers some coach and ferry travel services. More information is available on the First Scotrail official website.
The Trainline: This is a fantastic search facility for train timetables and prices for rail travel in Scotland, the UK and Eurostar. It offers money savers tips. You can save up to 65% when you buy your tickets online. See Buy Train Tickets for more information.
DISCOUNT FERRY TRAVEL PASSES…
CalMac Island Rover Pass: Buy the car ferry money saving passes and be free to explore the Islands of Scotland on any CalMac route. You can choose from an 8 day or a 15 day pass and travel as often as you want.
CalMac Island Hopscotch Pass: Good if you want to explore some of the whisky distilleries of Scotland. Full details of all passes are on the Caledonian MacBrayne site.
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Hopefully the money savers featured here will help your money go further, and let you see more of Scotland by taking advantage of some of the great discounts on offer.