Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Edinburgh Castle may cut ticket prices to attract more visitors

If the high price of getting into the famous castle overlooking Scotland's capital has so far put you off looking at it from the inside, there may be hope yet. In an effort to increase income (in view of a projected shortfall in earnings of £500,000) Historic Scotland, the manager of the famous landmark, is looking at various alternatives. GDBFVDH14201824

Options being examined at Edinburgh Castle include a cheaper entry price after 4pm and reduced admission in the winter months.

It is definitely worth going in, once on the inside you can stay there for hours, there is so much to see in the various museums and outdoors as well.

If you are a member of Historic Scotland entry is free (we joined as a family at the gates of Edinburgh Castle, it cost £58 a year for 2 adults and 2 children; in the second year you also get free entry to over 500 historic sites in England, Wales and the Isle of Man ), and you get 20% reductions on all sorts of things, including the electronic hand-held "speaking" guides.

A money saving tip with regard to these gadgets: just get one for your child, if you have one, and share it - it costs a lot less than for an adult (and another 20% off for members!).

Read more here: News - Scotland's holiday industry - Castle may cut ticket prices to attract more visitors