Get your free tickets to Arbroath Abbey

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Historic Scotland is giving away free tickets for Arbroath Abbey for up to two adults and three children for people who pre-register online.

The deal is part of this year’s St Andrew’s Day celebrations and also includes other 35 other Historic Scotland attractions.

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.

“By registering online at, visitors can apply for tickets which will provide complimentary entry on either Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th November.

“There are a huge amount of sites to choose from across Scotland – from the recently restored palace of James V at Stirling Palace to the magnificent border abbeys.

“In order to ensure a quality experience for visitors, numbers will be capped at participating sites so we would urge people to get in quick to ensure they get their first choice of venue and have the opportunity to enjoy a visit to a heritage site for free.”

The ticket giveaway is part of the Scottish Government’s Winter Festivals campaign which celebrates Scotland’s unique festivals – St Andrew’s Day, Burns Night and Hogmanay – and this year forms part of Homecoming 2014, which has seen events take place the length and breadth of Scotland.

Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop said: “We are in a privileged position in Scotland to enjoy some of the most diverse and celebrated heritage in the world.

“This ranges from magnificent prehistoric monuments to grand castles and cathedrals to symbols of our more recent industrial heritage.

“Each of these magnificent sites has its own individual story to tell as well as their wider contribution to the rich tapestry of Scotland’s past.

“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.”

For tickets and a full list of participating sites visit

For details of opening hours for individual sites, visit