12 November 2019
Thousands of free tickets to attractions around Scotland will be made available by Historic Environment Scotland for their 2019 St Andrew's Day ticket giveaway.
The St Andrew's Day ticket giveaway allows people to explore historic sites the length and breadth of the country, by applying for free tickets when registration opens on 12 November (closing date 28 November, 5pm).
This year’s campaign was launched at Jedburgh Abbey, with the theme 'Abbeys', inspired by the Beatles Abbey Road album which celebrates its 50th year anniversary this year.
Stephen Duncan of Historic Environment Scotland said: 'I’m delighted to announce details of this year’s Ticket Giveaway, which offers free entry to a host of our winter-opening ticketed attractions over the St Andrew’s Day weekend.
'We want to encourage communities to Come Together and explore Scotland’s history and heritage this St Andrew’s Day. Whether it be abbeys, castles, churches or palaces, there’s Something for everyone.
'Sadly, the only thing we don’t seem to have is an Octopus’s Garden, although there are gardens at some of our sites which are just as impressive!
'If you’ve never visited your local historic site, this is the perfect opportunity to get out and discover Scotland’s fascinating past for free.'
How to get your tickets
To apply for your free tickets and explore the attractions taking part, visit the giveaway website.
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