The Great British Heritage Pass, a discount admission pass for overseas visitors to the United Kingdom, has been discontinued and will no longer be available for use after December 31, 2011.
I've long recommended this wonderful discount ticket that gave overseas visitors pre-paid admission to just about everything they might want to visit in England, Scotland and Wales. But sadly, it is no more.
The English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass
The English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass is a partial alternative. It offers admission to about 400 attractions and historic places - but only in England.
I'm afraid this is not one that I can recommend. While the old pass offered admission to National Trust and privately owned historic cites (which often have pretty pricey admission tickets), the new pass only includes sites that are managed by English Heritage. They try to make a case for all the money you can save but, frankly, admission to these sites tends to be cheaper than other attractions and they are most often ruins. You'd have to run around like a mad person and have a keen interest in looking at lots of ruins to make this pass worthwhile.
Nevertheless, if you think this pass is for you, here are the essential details:
- 7 or 14 consecutive days
- Adult Single, Two Adults or Family (for two adults and up to four children under 19)
- Prices start at about £20.40
- Buy it Online