Bag free family days out in Scotland this summer – including Edinburgh Castle, bus tours and loch cruises

YOU can secure yourself a fantastic fun-free day out at some of Scotland’s top attractions this summer – and all you need is to buy a lottery ticket.

To make this summer fun and affordable Visit the UK has teamed up with National Lottery is offering 240,000 discount vouchers for over 500 top UK attractions including Edinburgh Castle and a Loch Ness cruise.

Travel for free on Loch Lomond with your National Lottery ticket


Travel for free on Loch Lomond with your National Lottery ticketPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty

The £25 vouchers can also be used to get discounts on tours and entry to attractions including a day trip to Glencoe and the Highlands from Edinburgh.

Choose from hundreds of venues, from world-renowned attractions, exhilarating theme parks and iconic filming location tours to outdoor adventures, glorious gardens and animal encounters – there’s plenty on offer including;

Attractions on offer include entry to Edinburgh Castle, one of the most exciting historic sites in the world, as well as a tour of the Great Hall, St Margaret’s Chapel (the oldest building in Edinburgh) and the One o’clock Gun.

Pass under the pinnacles of the raised portcullis, a fortified gateway built almost 450 years ago, and be enchanted by the British Isles’ oldest crown jewels, the Royal Scottish Honours, first awarded at the coronation of Mary Queen in 1543 of Scots were used together. Tours cost £18 per person and are free with your discount voucher.

The little-known train journey, ideal for lovers of whisky, castles and great views
Stunning beachfront holiday park with outdoor pool - just 2 hours from Glasgow

Or use your voucher to get a discount on a tour of Loch Ness, Glen Coe and the Highlands, currently £68 per person. The unforgettable day tour departs from Edinburgh and takes you to the Cairngorms National Park, Inverness Castle and the world famous Loch Ness where you can look out for its monster and visit the charming village of Drumnadrochit.

Embark on a Complimentary Loch Lomond Island Discovery Cruise with your voucher, normally £23.50 per person, and enjoy a leisurely 2-hour cruise on the famous Loch, taking in the Center Island, The Narrows and the village of Luss explore.

Relax with a small sip or a hot drink from the well stocked bar and listen to commentary from Neil Oliver, the Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer, widely recognized as the presenter of the BBC TV series ‘A History of Scotland’ and ‘ Coast” is known.

Visit Will and Kate’s favorite spot in Scotland and get a tour of St Andrews, the Falkland Palace and the fishing villages for less than half the price (usually £49 per person).

Visit glorious St Andrews for less than half the price on a day trip to Fife from Edinburgh


Visit glorious St Andrews for less than half the price on a day trip to Fife from EdinburghPhoto credit: Getty

Explore the charming village of Falkland featured in Outlander and visit its palace, a favorite of Mary Queen of Scots. Check out the stunning St Andrews Cathedral, the largest in the country.

Then explore East Neuk, a beautiful corner of the Fife coast dotted with charming fishing villages, and the Isle of May, a National Nature Reserve with a surprising past. Departs Edinburgh.

You can also redeem your vouchers for top attractions in the rest of the UK including Blackpool Tower Circus (from £16 per adult); The British Music Experience (from £17 per adult) in Liverpool and Chessington World of Adventures Resort (from £34 per adult) with 40 rides and attractions including the unique World of Jumanji themed land.

Fans of the show can take the Game of Thrones Studio Tour (from £39.50 per adult) in Northern Ireland and families can visit LEGOLAND Windsor Resort (from £34 per adult) which has over 55 LEGO and DUPLO themed rides as well as Live -Shows are on display and attractions set amidst over 150 acres of parkland.

Use your voucher to get into Legoland for just £9 per adult.


Use your voucher to get into Legoland for just £9 per adult.Credit: Alamy

To secure your £25 day trip voucher at The National Lottery this summer, visit us NationalLotteryDaysOut. The promotion is open to at least 18 players of all National Lottery games including Lotto, Euromillions, Set for Life, Thunderball, National Lottery scratch cards and instant win games purchased on or after January 1, 2023.

Vouchers must be redeemed within seven days, are subject to availability and one voucher is valid per booking during the promotional period. The promotion runs until September 30th, subject to the availability of the voucher. One voucher per booking.

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