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National Trust for Scotland- can I buy as a US citizen?

Can I buy a senior membership for National Trust for Scotland? I emailed them but have received no reply. Thanks

Posted by
4450 posts

The National Trust Scotland site is a mess and is a poor relation to The National Trust site. I can't find any mention of an overseas pass for NTS and whilst the National Trust site mentions access to NTS sites in Scotland it isn't explicit in the coverage on the overseas pass section.

Another option is www.visitbritainshop.com/world/scottish-heritage-pass which will allow access to many sites in Scotland plus there's a concession rate for 60+ applicants.

Posted by
169 posts

I have a Dutch friend who is a member of NTS, so can't see why people from elsewhere in the world would be excluded.

If you have e-mailed without a response then maybe you should try contacting them through their Facebook page.

Posted by
3424 posts

We bought the Scottish pass when we arrived in Scotland. At the time we went, we didn’t know you could buy them ahead of time. We’ve also had both the English Heritage and the Welsh CADW passes. The Welsh pass membership was discounted when we bought it online.

I went to the National Trust of Scotland ( nts.org.uk) website, and you can purchase a 1 year senior membership (over 60) for £48. You’ll need to create an account (just as I had to do for Wales) and it will be tied to your membership. With the Wales pass, it took a few weeks for the membership card to arrive in the mail, and we had already departed for our trip. I printed out my membership type and number from the emails I received and was given a temporary card upon arrival. There doesn’t seem to be a separate overseas pass for non UK people.

Posted by
941 posts

Hi, Linda,

You could call NTS at 011 44 131 458-0303. Or you could wait until you get to your first NTS property in Scotland and purchase your pass then. Be sure to get your parking sticker - many of the NTS properties charge for parking.

Slainte!

Mike (Auchterless)

p.s.: Have you tried the website - www.nts.org.uk/join ?