Free tickets for Castle

Published: 21 May 2012 09:30

HISTORIC Scotland is making free tickets available to its attractions to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

HISTORIC: Dumbarton Castle

HISTORIC Scotland is making free tickets available to attractions like Dumbarton Castle to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The 30 pairs of free tickets for the attractions will be valid on Monday June 4 and will include Historic Scotland's sites from Stirling Castle to Iona Abbey and the prehistoric village of Skara Brae.

The tickets available to Historic Scotland attractions in Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire are: Dumbarton Castle, Bothwell Castle, Craignethan Castle, Crossraguel Abbey, Newark Castle and Rothesay Castle.

First Minister Alex Salmond said: "The Queen has given 60 magnificent years of service, and the official celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee are a fantastic opportunity for everyone in Scotland to celebrate the Queen's reign and reflect on Her Majesty's outstanding contribution.

"There is a huge amount happening right across Scotland over the weekend of the Jubilee itself, including this great free ticket offer, and I hope that as many people as possible take the chance to get out and celebrate by visiting one of the many royal buildings run by Historic Scotland."

People are asked to text JUBILEE to 84118 by midnight on Monday 28th May to win a pair of free tickets to one of the Historic Scotland sites in their area by midnight on Monday 28th May. The winners will be notified which site they have won tickets for by the end of May 2012.

Historic Scotland will also be offering 60 extra free days to its annual Historic Scotland membership.

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