There are a variety of passes to purchase when visiting castles, battlefields, museums etc. Each organisation has their own (National Trust for Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland), and some have teamed up to create a pass together. Some passes are for set periods of time, such as one week, or a year. There are individual passes and family passes. Many include discounts at gift stores. What are your experiences with buying passes?
Did you know that from 1 June to the end of August the John O' Groats Ferry runs a twice daily service from Inverness to Kirkwall, travelling by coach up the lovely coast of Caithness with a 40 minute ferry (weather permitting) ? What's even better about this is that it costs only £25 one way, and if you hold a Scottish seniors bus pass you only pay for the ferry ! What a great way to get to know the country better, and completely stress-free ;-))