Grab your free entry to Scottish castles!

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh CastleIf you're planning on heading north of the border for a weekend mini-break with the family then you may be pleased to hear that entry to many Scottish heritage attractions is free later this month.

So if you've always wanted to show the kids the delights of Edinburgh Castle but have been concerned by the cost of getting a full family through the gatehouse, don't worry, because on the weekend of November 26 and 27 you can enjoy it for nothing.

Historic Scotland has announced details of its Visit For Free programme, which also includes Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle, in a bid to attract more tourists over the traditionally quieter winter months. The scheme will additionally celebrate Edinburgh's famous winter festivals of St Andrew's Day, Hogmanay and Burns' Night.

However, don't just turn up on the day and expect free entry. You need to log on to to get your hands on a free weekend pass - which provides entry for two adults and three children.

If the offer of looking around castles for free has whetted your appetite for what else is out there, why not take a look at our guide on free family festivals taking place this winter?