Friday, October 30, 2015

English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass

Stonehenge April 2015
Are you planning a trip to England with plans of hitting three or more the the English Heritage Sites during your stay? If so, I highly recommend getting the English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass. We saved about $100 by purchasing this pass.

Here is the breakdown of entry fees for a family of 2 adults with up to 3 children for each place we visited during our stay:
Old Sarum £12.20
Avebury £7.00 for parking; visiting the stones is free
Stonehenge a wapping £41.60
Carlisle Castle £17.40
Housesteads £19.00

We would have paid a total of £130.40 in entry fees for these stops which equals approximately $200 US. We paid half that for our Overseas Visitor Pass.

You can buy them online before you leave home or at one their staffed heritage sights. Proof of foreign residency is required. There are many heritage sites that are free but those may have parking fees. The more popular castles and manor houses as well as famous sites like Stonehenge and Hadrian's Wall have some pretty hefty entry fees. 

So, if you are planning a trip to England, save some money with the English Heritage Overseas Pass. And don't miss my post An American Driver in Great Britain for ideas on renting a car and driving during your stay. Cheerio!

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