Historic Scotland

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About this app

This app is your one-stop shop for information on Scotland’s iconic historic attractions. Packed with essential information and beautiful imagery for Historic Scotland’s 77 staffed properties - including admission price, opening times, facilities and travel - this guide will help you research your next holiday or simply plan a day trip with the kids.

Intuitive and easy to use, the Historic Scotland app allows you to search by region or interest, with best for categories such as ‘families’, ‘gardens’, ‘picnics’ and ‘military history’ to choose from. You can also view all sites attractions on an interactive map of Scotland.

Not sure where you want to go? The app includes event information, articles and itinerary features, with new content added regularly to provide a source of inspiration. A view of Historic Scotland on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram gives you the latest ‘social buzz’ all in one place.

• Create your own Historic Itinerary to share on social channels
• What’s near me? Find attractions within a 50km radius of your current location
• Featuring over 300 historic sites throughout Scotland
• Search by region or ‘best for’ category
• Image galleries
• Interactive map view
• Pricing, opening times and facilities information
• Events search
• Location and travel information
• ‘Inspire Me’ – find ideas on where to visit with the latest features and itineraries
Updated on
May 27, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info and App activity
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
302 reviews
Dave Combe
November 16, 2021
A simple but very well made app. Can guide you to local sites, gives you a generally good over view of the area, what to expect etc and also lets you track which ones you've been to. Informs you of events, opening times, costs and all other pertinent info. I honestly can't fault it.
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A Google user
May 26, 2019
Pretty, but without a reliable 'near me' (it worked once in a dozen attempts, including no luck after reinstall or removing and adding location position - Galaxy Note 9, fully updated). Also the find by region really needs a map, I've no clue what is included where, but I mostly know where I am. Had to rely on Google maps zooming in looking for HS icons. Not great.
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Ping Creates
June 6, 2019
Many thanks for the reply. Could you please contact us at https://www.historicenvironment.scot/about-us/contact-us/ so we can help you further?
A Google user
January 18, 2019
Has a good amount of info on all the properties available. Can't get the "near me function" to work though. I turn location on on my phone but the app just keeps searching for my location and never finds it.
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Ping Creates
January 21, 2019
Hello, many thanks for your review and we're sorry you're having an issue with the "See what is near me". Can you please confirm that "Location" is enabled by swiping from the very top of the device. Tap to disable, then tap again to enable. If you have further issues please contact us: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/about-us/contact-us/

What's new

Further accessibility and background update improvements