Historic Scotland 4+

Explore historic attractions

Ping Creates

    • 3.2 • 18 Ratings
    • Free

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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

What’s New

Version 2.6.0

The latest version includes a full accessibility audit, review and implementation to support VoiceOver, text sizing, contrast, colours, external keyboard control and design amends.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

MìchealAM ,

Location details not good

My iPhone has its own maps application, but when looking for directions, I’m expected to download Google maps - why?

And come to that, grid references are useful, but far more useful for most people would be an exact address with postcode, since that’s how my satnav finds places, not with grid references. These are available on the main website, so I’m not sure why they are inaccessible to the app.

kjkt01 ,

Brilliant app but just needs a couple adjustments to be perfect

An excellent app showing the locations of all Historic Scotland managed locations.
The Map of Scotland took is great for checking what’s around the area you’re planning to visit.
You can make an itinerary of what to visit and check of where you’ve been.
On the aforementioned map, it would be useful to see what locations are marked as ‘visited’ (maybe change the icon colour) and show those on an itinerary.
It would also be great if the itinerary took was more integrated into the map locations pages and map, as well as being able to select locations based on their map location rather than having to go back and forth to find the close together locations.

Developer Response ,


Many thanks for your review and all your feedback. We have added these to our list of features for a future release.

JHaslamJnr ,

Can’t see a way to log in to the app

Would be handy if you could login to the app using your Historic Scotland logins and see your membership stays and maybe sync things that you’ve seen online to the app so that you can just go to the event on the app instead of having to search for it again

Developer Response ,


Thank you for your review and feedback. We have added both feature requests to our list for future consideration.

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