The St Andrew’s Day giveaway

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In celebration of St Andrew’s day in a fortnight’s time, Historic Scotland is offering you the opportunity to enter their 35 properties for nothing.

The rules are that you have to apply online at a special website, to gain entry for two adults and up to three children. That website will remain open until 5pm on Friday, 29th November.

People can apply for tickets for either Saturday 30th November or Sunday 1st December. In order to ensure a that visitors aren’t jostled or find it difficult to go around each property because of numbers, pre-registered tickets will be capped at each site. This includes 7,000 per day at Edinburgh Castle and 3,500 per day at Stirling Castle.

There is no limit to how many sites can be applied for, although visitors are being urged to be quick to register so they don’t miss out on the chance to visit a great historic property for free.

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.

The properties managed by Historic Scotland include Skara Brae in Orkney, Blackhouse in the Western Isles, Sweetheart Abbey, Iona and Urquhart Castle in addition to Edinburgh and Stirling Castles. A full list is available on the pre-registration website

For more about Historic Scotland, click here.

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