Tickets, Tours and Products

On this page you’ll find links to my favourite products and experiences with offers that could save you bucket-loads of money during your holiday in Scotland.

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Historic Attractions Pass

Historic Environment Scotland is the main organisation in Scotland that protects, maintains, and improves the country’s castles, cathedrals and historic buildings. Most sites have an entrance fee – with some like Edinburgh Castle costing in the region of £20 per adult ticket.

Click this affiliate link to purchase a Historic Environment Scotland Explorer Pass from Viator. Your 5-day or 14-day pass allows free entry to more than 77 castles, cathedrals, distilleries and more throughout Scotland. With passes starting at just £35 (as of 2020) it’s an absolute bargain!

Guided Tours

Get Your Guide is the internet’s number 1 personal tour guide booking company. Wherever your travels take you, they’ll show you the unique and unmissable things to do in your destination. With GetYourGuide on your side, creating memorable moments has never been easier. Browse and book, and they’ll tell you when to be where. You can just focus on having a great time.


Ordnance Survey maps are the best way to find your way around Scotland. They offer maps in several different formats including handy weatherproof paper maps that you can chuck in your backpack and maps that can be instantly downloaded onto a mobile phone app. OS maps are worth their weight in gold and I seriously recommend you get one whether you’re a new visitor to Scotland or a local looking to find a new walking route.

Tour bus

City Sightseeing is the world’s leading open-top tour bus company, with tours running in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and the Scottish Borders. They feature distinctive buses and friendly staff, with multilingual commentary and expert guides. Hop-On and Hop-Off as much as you like at any of the bus stops on the route and see all the best sights and attractions your chosen town or city has to offer.

Mini-coach tours

Rabbie’s award-winning mini-coach tours of the UK and Ireland cater for 16 travellers or less. Each trip comes with its own driver-guide who knows the stories, sights, and secrets of the area you’re visiting. They receive exceptional feedback and have won countless awards because of their ethical outlook and dedication to the customer.

Home rental

Home Away is the UK’s leading holiday home letting website. Check them out to find your perfect holiday home to rent while you’re in Scotland and save a fortune on your accommodation costs. They even have a great app so you can search on the go.


The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is a club unlike any other. As well as being a place to connect with other like-minded whisky lovers, they are also internationally renowned for their mission: to provide their members with an adventurous and fun journey of discovery of the world’s widest collection of single cask whiskies.

Concert tickets

The Ticket Factory is one of the UK’s leading ticket agents, selling millions of tickets each year for the very best live events across the UK. From the biggest concerts like Justin Bieber, Adele and Coldplay, to comedians Jack Whitehall and Billy Connolly. The Ticket Factory also sells tickets for great sporting events such as Formula 1 British Grand Prix and International cricket.

Attraction tickets

365Tickets sells e-tickets to more than 1000 Visitor Attractions and Theme Parks worldwide. Whether you’re a history buff, an animal fanatic, footy mad or simply want to explore the sights of the UK’s iconic cities, they’ve got a UK attraction to suit you and your family. They feature several locations in Scotland including Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood.


Buyagift is the UK’s leading provider of experience days and gift experiences. With over 4,500 gifts and experiences to choose from – from helicopter flying and cookery lessons to supercar driving and pampering days – Buyagift have everything that you could possibly need to make someone’s special occasion absolutely unforgettable. Buyagift offers super savings all year round starting from only £10 and an amazing range of 2 for 1 deals.

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