Historic Environment Scotland, previously known as Historic Scotland, runs and cares for 360 monuments. It’s responsible for safeguarding Scottish heritage, caring for Historic Scotland sites like the Antonine Wall, Bothwell Castle, Edrom Church and more. It’s an intrinsic part of looking after Scottish history.
This public body has been protecting historic Scottish listed buildings and sites since 1991. Not only does Historic Environment Scotland care for these properties, but it also cares for the environment strategy to make sure the buildings are available for future generations. They also care for manuscripts, art collections, and other works in their archives which all tell the history of Scotland.
A Historic Scotland membership allows you to have free admission to castles and heritage attractions across Scotland. Your custom helps protect the buildings, with a magazine each month explaining what they’re doing. Your Historic Scotland pass will also give you retail and cafe discounts, discounted entry to other attractions like ones owned by English Heritage, and access to Historic Scotland events. There are different types of memberships so you can pick the one which works best for you.
If you’re looking for places to visit in Scotland, start with Historic Scotland.