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Castles & Legends Discovery Pass

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For discovering the legends...

Exploring castles around Scotland is a great way to learn more about the country’s history. But to discover more about Scotland’s past, you also need to visit the Scottish Isles as they have a lot of history which is worth learning more about – luckily, this has been made a lot easier with our Castles and Legends Discovery Pass. Most castles were built for their strategic locations, meaning you’ll also get a good view when visiting! Learn some history about the noble families of the time and indulge in the architecture of these beautiful castles and abandoned ruins. Check out these destinations for the perfect mix of courts and legendary discoveries around the North of Scotland and the Scottish Isles.

Where to start...

We recommend that you start your journey from Aberdeen. Start your journey by flying with Loganair to Aberdeen from:

  • England - Newcastle, Southampton, Norwich, Teesside, Manchester, Birmingham, Newquay, Bristol
  • Northern Ireland - Belfast City
  • Ireland - Dublin
  • Norway - Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen
  • Denmark - Esbjerg


Just to remind you, you must select at least five Loganair flights on your journey; there is no restriction on how many flights you can choose to build your itinerary.


Day 1


To start your tour, fly to the East Coast of Scotland and explore Aberdeen.

Did you know that there are more castles in Aberdeenshire per acre than anywhere else in the British Isles? This region has over 300 castles and stately homes, so we’ve added it to the itinerary! First up is Craigievar Castle - the famous pink castle which looks like it belongs in a fairytale. The interior is closed to the public until 2024. Still, the unique exterior architecture is worth seeing and access to its beautiful gardens remains - an idyllic spot for a picnic too. A 25-minute drive away is Castle Fraser – a must-visit for the panoramic views from the top of the round tower. Lastly, New Slains Castle (Castle Mey on the show) will not be missed by anyone who's watched The Crown. Some other castles to add to your list are; Balmoral Castle, Braemar Castle and Dunnottar Castle.

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Orkney (Kirkwall)

Day 3


Take the journey from Aberdeen to Kirkwall Airport to explore the Orkney Islands offerings.

Fly out of the mainland and onto the Northern Isles – our second stop is Kirkwall, Orkney. In Kirkwall, you can visit the Palace of the Count, which enjoyed its fame from the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance and is now in ruins. In less than a 20-minute drive, you can also visit Rings of Brodgar – the enigmatic stones of one of the most spectacular prehistoric monuments in the British Isles. This archaeological treasure is one of the most photographed attractions in Orkney – particularly at sunset. And whilst in Orkney, you can surely hear all the legends and traditional folk songs. From Selkie songs to the legend of the mermaid and Trowie Healer, you’ll learn a lot about various tales, folklore and famous myths.

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Day 5


You can continue your quest in the heartlands of Scottish legends and folklore by flying from Kirkwall Airport to Inverness.

Fly back to the mainland to discover even more castles with gripping histories. And around Inverness, there are plenty of courts to choose from! Inverness Castle is suitable in the city's heart and overlooks River Ness. If you climb the tower, you get spectacular 360-degree views of the city. Another must-visit is Urquhart Castle, which has played host to some of the most pivotal episodes in Scottish history. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of Loch Ness, and whilst you’re around the area, don’t forget to try and spot Nessie, the famous Loch Ness Monster! Within a 30-minute drive, you can also explore Cawdor Castle, where the Dowager Countess Cawdor still resides. Brodie Castle, Castle Leod, and Dunrobin Castle also make great day trips.

Hop back on a Loganair flight to Kirkwall Airport before returning to Aberdeen and completing your journey.

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Castles in Scotland

Please remember, this is just our suggested itinerary, but there are many more Castles & Legends in Scotland to explore.


Central Scotland
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Dungeons
Stirling Castle
Doune Castle
Craigmiller Castle
Blackness Castle

Tayside & Perthshire
Glamis Castle
Blair Castle
Huntingtower Castle

Lews Castle (Stornoway)
Calanais Standing Stones (Stornoway)
Blue Men of Minch (Stornoway)
Kisimul Castle (Barra)
Scalloway Castle (Shetland)

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Through our GreenSkies sustainable flying programme, every fare contributes to accredited carbon offsetting schemes to meet our carbon-neutral target by 2040.

Furthermore, Loganair proudly serves more island communities in the UK than any other airline.

These small but unique destinations have a delicate ecosystem, flora and fauna. Therefore, extra-special care must be taken to ensure we minimise our impact and protect our beautiful islands for generations to come, not to mention protecting yourself and others when you're exploring.

Our Island Visitor Pledge lists a few do's and don'ts to help ensure we all meet that aim together.

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Please note - An ADS login is not a requirement to book a Scotland Discovery Pass.

The Air Discount Scheme (ADS) is a mechanism designed to deliver lower airfares for the residents of Scotland’s remotest communities whose main residence (including students studying away from home) is in one of the following defined eligible areas:

Western Isles, Orkney Isles, Shetland Isles, Colonsay, Islay and Jura, Caithness and North West Sutherland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Scotland Discovery Pass is an electronic flight-based product comprising several one-way tickets for Loganair routes. You select your destinations and build your itinerary based on our flight schedules, and our Scotland Discovery Pass booking tool will price your bespoke itinerary.

  • Start your journey by flying to Edinburgh with Loganair from:

    • Southampton
    • Exeter
    • Cornwall Airport Newquay
    • Isle of Man
    • Cardiff
    • Bergen
    • Stavanger
  • You must select a minimum of 5 flights; otherwise, there is no restriction on how many flights you choose to build your itinerary.

  • No, that’s not the intent of the Scotland Discovery Pass – you create an itinerary with a minimum of 5 flights to various destinations.

  • No, you can start and end your itinerary anywhere – you have to travel on 5 Loganair flights.

  • Yes, but please contact our Customer Help Centre on 0344 800 2855 to help with any amendment. As the Scotland Discovery Pass fares are subject to availability, your itinerary change may incur a fare difference. There won’t be any change fees for changing a Scotland Discovery Pass itinerary.

  • Yes, if you want to extend your itinerary, or change your itinerary, call our Customer Help Centre on 0344 800 2855, and an agent will assist in updating your plans.

  • Our extensive Highlands and Islands network, but some gaps link the smaller islands, e.g., Barra and Benbecula. If there’s no air service, you can still build your itinerary – you don’t have to arrive and depart from the same airport. Hence you can travel by surface transport between places before rejoining our air network.

  • Loganair offers a discount for children, and infants only pay taxes.

  • Yes, if you’re a member of the Air Discount Scheme travelling for leisure, then the Scotland Discovery Pass fares will be discounted.

  • The Scotland Discovery Pass is non-refundable. We’d always recommend taking out travel insurance for unforeseen instances where you may have to cancel your trip.

  • Clan Points may not be redeemed or collected for the Scotland Discovery Pass.

Terms & Conditions

The Scotland Discovery Pass comprises several one-way tickets for routes operated by Loganair across our network to build a bespoke itinerary or one based on Loganair's suggested itineraries. Travel between the same origin and destination airports multiple times is strictly prohibited; these itineraries will not be valid for travel. Customised itineraries may start and end at any Loganair-operated airport in the UK, Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Norway or Denmark. Bookings can be made online. Changes can be made via our Customer Help Centre. A minimum of five one-way Loganair flights must be booked for the Scotland Discovery Pass. There's no limit on the maximum number of flights you can take. Scotland Discovery Fares are subject to availability. Surface travel between Loganair-operated airports is the responsibility of the customer - Loganair accepts no liability for missed flight connections due to travel booked independently.  Scotland Discovery Pass is ADS eligible. Scotland Discovery Pass is non-refundable. Itinerary changes and extensions are permitted. No change fees are charged but fare differences may apply. Changes to routing may incur a fare difference. Hold luggage allowance is 20kg. Clan Points cannot be redeemed or collected for the Scotland Discovery Pass.