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English Heritage: Attractions Pass for Overseas Visitors

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Activity provider: English Heritage

English Heritage: Attractions Pass for Overseas Visitors

Activity provider: English Heritage

From US$ 48.35 per group up to 1

Valid at over 100 places including Stonehenge and Dover Castle, this Pass gives you the flexibility to get the most out of your trip to England. Get the best value for money and a simple way to explore England's greatest historical attractions.

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Valid 9 - 16 days
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  • Enjoy free entry to over 100 English Heritage sites
  • Save money, even on a weekend break
  • Get free or reduced price tickets to special events
  • Explore stately homes, monastic ruins, prehistoric sites and more
  • Benefit from a free overseas visitor guidebook
Full description
Get a range of benefits with a 9-day or 16-day single or family English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass, offering free entry to more than 100 stately homes, castles, prehistoric remains and gardens the length and breadth of England. Only available to non-UK residents, the great value pass will save you money even if you only visit 2 or 3 attractions, making a 9-day pass suitable for a weekend break. You can visit as many English Heritage attractions as you like, and come back as many times as you want to. But the more places you visit, the more money you save! Plan your vacation with the help of our overseas visitor Guidebook. The English Heritage website will also help you plan your visit before you travel. Once you have decided which attractions to explore, there is no need to get your money out at every attraction, and no need to keep track of your spending. The monuments bring the story of England to life, and have all been selected for their historic significance. Located in some of the most beautiful settings in England, they include mighty castles, tranquil monastic ruins, pleasant gardens and grand stately homes. Many host special events throughout the year, and your pass also gives you free or reduced price entry. You might even come face-to-face with a knight in shining armor. All sites have reduced opening times during the winter months (October to March). Detailed information available after booking. The full list of places you can access with your pass is as follows: In London:
  • Apsley House
  • Chiswick House
  • Eltham Palace and Gardens
  • Jewel Tower
  • Marble Hill House
  • Ranger’s House - The Wernher Collection
  • Wellington Arch
In the South East:
  • 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield
  • Bayham Old Abbey
  • Carisbrooke Castle
  • Deal Castle
  • Dover Castle
  • Fort Brockhurst (as part of a pre-booked group)
  • Home of Charles Darwin (Down House)
  • Lullingstone Roman Villa
  • Medieval Merchant’s House
  • Osborne House
  • Pevensey Castle
  • Portchester Castle
  • Richborough Roman Fort
  • Rochester Castle
  • St Augustine’s Abbey
  • Walmer Castle & Gardens
  • Yarmouth Castle
In the South West:
  • Berry Pomeroy Castle
  • Chysauster Ancient Village
  • Cleeve Abbey
  • Dartmouth Castle
  • Farleigh Hungerford Castle
  • Hailes Abbey
  • Launceston Castle
  • Muchelney Abbey
  • Okehampton Castle
  • Old Sarum
  • Old Wardour Castle
  • Pendennis Castle
  • Portland Castle
  • Restormel Castle
  • St Mawes Castle
  • Sherborne Old Castle
  • Stonehenge
  • Tintagel Castle
  • Totnes Castle 
In the East of England:
  • Audley End House & Gardens
  • Berney Arms Windmill (as part of a pre-booked group)
  • Castle Acre Priory
  • Denny Abbey and the Farmland Museum
  • Great Yarmouth Row Houses and Greyfriars’ Cloister
  • Grime’s Graves
  • Framlingham Castle
  • Orford Castle
  • Saxtead Green Post Mill
  • Tilbury Fort
  • Wrest Park 
In the East Midlands:
  • Ashby de la Zouch Castle
  • Bolsover Castle
  • Hardwick Old Hall
  • Kirby Hall
  • Kirby Muxloe Castle
  • Lyddington Bede House
  • Peveril Castle
  • Sibsey Trader Windmill
  • Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace
  • Rushton Triangular Lodge
In the West Midlands:
  • Boscobel House and the Royal Oak
  • Buildwas Abbey
  • Goodrich Castle
  • Haughmond Abbey
  • Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden
  • Stokesay Castle
  • Wenlock Priory
  • Witley Court and Gardens
  • Wroxeter Roman City
In Yorkshire:
  • Aldborough Roman Site
  • Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
  • Byland Abbey
  • Clifford's Tower
  • Helmsley Castle
  • Kirkham Priory
  • Middleham Castle
  • Mount Grace Priory
  • Pickering Castle
  • Richmond Castle
  • Rievaulx Abbey
  • Roche Abbey
  • St Peter's Church
  • Scarborough Castle
  • Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse
  • Whitby Abbey
  • York Cold War Bunker (pre-booked visits only)
In the North West:
  • Beeston Castle and Woodland Park
  • Brougham Castle
  • Carlisle Castle
  • Furness Abbey
  • Lanercost Priory
  • Stott Park Bobbin Mill
At Hadrian's Wall:
  • Birdoswald Roman Fort
  • Chesters Roman Fort
  • Corbridge Roman Town
  • Housesteads Roman Fort
In the North East:
  • Aydon Castle
  • Barnard Castle
  • Berwick-Upon-Tweed-Barracks
  • Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens
  • Brinkburn Priory
  • Dunstanburgh Castle
  • Etal Castle
  • Lindisfarne Priory
  • Prudhoe Castle
  • Tynemouth Priory and Castle
  • Warkworth Castle
  • Free entry to more than 100 stately homes, castles, abbeys, Roman and prehistoric remains
  • Free or reduced entry to hundreds of action-packed events
  • 300-page color souvenir guidebook, with maps and information to over 100 staffed attractions and 300 free attractions

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    Meeting point

    Please exchange the voucher confirmation for your OVP pass upon arrival at the first English Heritage site visited.

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    Important information

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    • Please note: a family pass is valid for 2 adults and up to 4 other family members under the age of 19 and living at the same address. Other than the family pass, there is no reduced child pass. Children under the age of 5 are admitted free of charge to English Heritage attractions, and children up to the age of 15 qualify for reduced entrance fees
    •  The Pass will be validated at the first property you visit, and can then be used for the following consecutive 9 or 16 days
    •  Print out your booking confirmation (voucher). You must also have proof of identity in the form of a passport, ID card or driver’s license, to authenticate you are the rightful owner of the voucher and as proof of overseas residency (this can be a photocopy)
    • You can exchange a voucher for your pass at any staffed English Heritage attraction listed in the description above
    • All sites have reduced opening times during the winter months (October to March). Detailed information available after booking
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    We picked up our 16-day pass in Battle Abbey (near Hastings) and were received there in a very friendly and courteous manner with all of our questions. The exchange of the GYG voucher went smoothly. - Unfortunately, there was information on the GYG explanation pages that the family pass included 4 children under the age of 19. Unfortunately, as we learned in Battle Abbey, this is not the case; it only applies to children under the age of 18. So we had to buy an extra “adult” pass for our 18 year old son. But English Heritage cannot help it; please change the information on the Get Your Guide pages. Otherwise, the whole booking procedure was very pleasant, quick and flawless. And I think it's great that there are short-term passes for overseas tourists that save you having to take out an annual membership.

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    August 4, 2022

    if you look at a few things it has already paid off, the sherborne old castle is included but at the sherborne castle you only get a discount, you have to have your passport issued and I would recommend not doing this at Stonehenge as you are there then can wait a long time

    August 23, 2019

    Outstanding Value

    We traveled the length of Britain from Dover to Hadrian's Wall over 16 days and were extremly pleased at the value the English Heritage pass. We saved over a third of the costs over eight sites including parking. Our EH guidebook is dogeared and worn and is a great souvenir of our journey. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

    September 20, 2016

    Product ID: 33717