Ticket giveaway to celebrate St Andrew’s Day

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle – photo courtesy of Lisa Brown

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch and while that may be true – what about a free day out with your loved ones?

Some of Scotland’s most-loved attractions are giving away thousands of free tickets as part of this year’s St. Andrew’s Day celebrations.

Historic Scotland has announced that many paid heritage sites, such as Edinburgh Castle, will be free to people who register online.

Members of the public have until 5pm on Friday to register for a free ticket for their chosen site for either 29 November or 30 November which will provide admission for up to two adults and three children.

Stephen Duncan, Director of Commercial and Tourism for Historic Scotland said: “The ticket giveaway is a great way to visit Scotland’s iconic heritage attractions for free.

“There are a huge amount of sites to choose from – from the recently restored palace of James V at Stirling Castle to the magnificent border abbeys,”  he added.

This incentive is part of Homecoming 2014, which has seen events take place across the country from the Ryder Cup to MTV Europe Music Awards.

Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop said: “The St. Andrew’s weekend is a fantastic time to get out and about and learn more about the heritage on your doorstep or indeed further afield, helping to connect people today to the past.”

So whether you want to visit your favourite castle or try something new, a free cultural experience is not to be missed.

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