Grab a free ticket to Arnol Blackhouse

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Free tickets are still available for more than 40 of Scotland’s top heritage attractions to people who pre-register online as part of this year’s St. Andrew’s celebrations.

The ticket giveaway, which is being run by Historic Scotland, includes Arnol Blackhouse on Lewis.

Across Scotland there are also lots of fantastic sites participating. Edinburgh Castle’s 10,000 free tickets have now all been allocated however there are still many great sites to explore from Stirling Castle – recently voted the UK’s best loved heritage attraction,. to Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness.

Visitors need to register in advance at a special website, here in order to download a free ticket for each person for the attraction they would like to visit over the weekend of Saturday 1st December.

The Ticket Giveaway is part of the Scottish Government’s Winter Festivals programme – which celebrates three of the country’s most distinctive festivals - St. Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night.

Stephen Duncan, Director of Commercial and Tourism at Historic Scotland said; “This is a great way to enjoy some of Scotland’s best loved heritage attractions and uncover some hidden gems along the way.

“There is no limit on the number of sites that people can sign up for however there are some restrictions on the number of tickets available at certain sites to maintain a quality visitor experience.

“Visitors need to register in advance to gain free access so we’d advise people to sign up as soon as possible so that they don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit a great heritage attraction for free.”