Cheat Pass to Scotland's Castles
There are so many castles all across Scotland, it can be overwhelming when you're trying to figure out which ones to visit, especially if you're limited on time. Luckily, I stumbled across the Explorer Pass which saved a lot of time, and most importantly, money! Let's face it, castles are not cheap to get into, especially if they're top tourist destinations. The smaller, less popular castles may boast a cheaper entrance fee, but if you're planning on visiting numerous ones it'll quickly add up. Now, the Explorer Pass doesn't have every single castle on it, but it does have some of the best ones, and even better, some that I hadn't even thought of visiting before. There are different versions of the pass to buy, but I opted for the 7 day pass which you can use over a span of 14 days. This was ideal because I didn't have to cram everything in, day after day, so I could really enjoy those 7 days I was actually castle hopping! There's a map online that shows you all the castles on the pass, so you can easily plan your trips and see what castles are near one another. Now, I took an electric car all over Scotland while doing this, so I had to meticulously plan each castle stop, and had I been able to locate enough charging points, I would have been able to fit in a few more intriguing castles, especially around the Edinburgh area. Not convinced? Well, what if I told you that I ended up paying well under half of what I would have done had I bought tickets for each individual castle! Yes, the pass is that amazing! Tip: Make sure you look up the entry fee's for the castles you want to visit beforehand and calculate if the pass will be worth it to you. Take a look at the castles I visited below. I hope you get inspired!
St Andrews Castle
St Rule's Tower
Bet you want to go castle hopping now don't you? As I said, not every castle is on the list, but there are a lot, and even some bonus locations that aren't castles! What are you waiting for?