English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass

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English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass

English Heritage is a charity and is the guardian of over 400 historic buildings, gardens, monuments, medieval castles, forts and defences in England. They also conduct researches, support or carry out archaeological work and advise on what to do with a historic site. For the most part, English Heritage receive funding from the UK government, ultimately the UK tax payer but the costs of running, funding research and supporting excavations requires more. For this reason, the English Heritage charges its visitors a fee. This fee is levied on visitors from UK and visitors from abroad. To support the costs of visiting a site, English Heritage has several schemes.

For UK residents, English Heritage offer a membership scheme ranging from individual, joint, family and senior memberships. The English Heritage Membership is an excellent value for money scheme and you could navigate to read the complete guide on English Heritage Membership benefits . However, if you are not living in UK, the English Heritage Membership is not available to you. They do have a specially curated scheme for overseas residents visiting England on a vacation, What you need is the English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass that allows for exploring the ancient historic past of over 100 heritage sites. Here’s how it works…

English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass

The English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass is a convenient way to explore England’s favourite and most historic sites. The Overseas Visitors Pass is available to visitors on vacation and gives you the flexibility to get the most out of your trip. It is available to three groups of visitors – single adult, joint or two adults and family. You have two choices to select from:

  • 9 consecutive day pass; or
  • 16 consecutive day pass.

*Effective from day of first activation

What does the Overseas Visitors Pass cost?

The price of the Overseas Visitors Pass varies according to the group specified and the length of time you need it for. The following is what is advertised on the English Heritage site:

Prices for the English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass

Group9 days
£
16 days
£
1 x adult38.0045.00
2 x adults66.0076.00
Family75.0086.00
The Family Pass – 2 adults and 4 family members up to the age of 18 living at the same address as the adults

**Prices are valid from March 27 2021 to March 31 2022

Benefits of an English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass

The Overseas Visitors Pass is a simple way to explore some of England’s best and most treasured historic sites. These are:

Unlimited access

The Pass grants access to 100+ sites including the most popular places – Stonehenge, Dover Castle and Tintagel Castle. Visit as many times as you like within the duration of your Pass;

Free Guidebook

Along with the Overseas Visitors Pass, you will receive a Guidebook to the attractions and places you could visit with the Pass. To plan beforehand and as a guide, take a look at this map by the English Heritage for Overseas Visitors Pass.

Free or reduced entry to events

The Overseas Visitors Pass gives you access to special events such as jousts and re-enactments.

Flexibility

The Pass embeds great flexibility to suit your itinerary. Depending on your selection of either nine or sixteen days, it takes effect from first activation. You do not have to rush through your vacation, thereby rush through the sites. Plan ahead and dedicate the nine or sixteen days visiting all your must-see sites.

Value for money

With over a hundred places to visit, including Stonehenge, you could start saving almost immediately after visiting two or three sites. A simple illustration to give you an idea of how much you would save although the sites may not be a representative sample of visitors most visited.

A simple illustration of how much you would save with an Overseas Visitors Pass.

Heritage SitePrice per Adult £Price per child £Price per family – 2xadults + 3 kids £
Stonehenge21.5012.9055.90
Dover Castle18.7011.3048.70
1066 Battle of Hastings13.908.4036.20
Total price54.1032.60140.80
With Overseas Visitors Pass – 9 days 38.00FREE75.00
Savings made with Overseas Visitors Pass16.1032.6065.80
Adult: 18+ years | Child: 5-17 years | Family: 2xadults + up to 4 kids living in the same address | Prices include donations.

As can be seen, there are considerable savings to be made by visiting just three sites and you have a hundred left to explore! An incredible bargain – wouldn’t you agree?

Convenience

Buying an Overseas Visitors Pass could not be easier. You could do it online – just click the link below and complete the details or navigate via the English Heritage site.

Navigate via English Heritage site

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Where and how to collect the English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass

Bring along your email confirmation, proof of overseas residency/address and the credit card used for the purchase to collect your English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass from any of the English Heritage staffed site.

On a final note…

Without a doubt, the Overseas Visitors Pass offer great value for money and is a flexible Pass that can be utilised to the max if planned well. Plan ahead and buy it conveniently online > English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass.

Whenever you choose to visit England, have a great time exploring and discovering England’s finest!

Georgina xx


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An easy yet informative guide to saving money on the English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass when visiting our priceless heritage sites. | Save money on heritage sites UK | Visit England | via @GGeorgina_timelesstravelsteps/
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By Georgina

Georgina is a Travel Blogger, Travel Writer, history buff, wine (red) enthusiast and a lover of all cultures. She gave up the corporate race to embrace a more meaningful lifestyle to travel more, to write and to share the very best of her adventures. Georgina has lived in three continents, and now, based at a stone's throw of London, which is her home. She has a special interest to bring the best of Britain to her audiences worldwide. Becoming newer from each travel, Georgina enjoys sharing her travel stories, drawing her readers into her world of boomer adventures while immersing them in the history, culture and food of a region. Together with her own informative, in-depth writing style, practical tips and suggestions on her blog, Timeless Travel Steps, Georgina make travel dreams a reality. She is happiest waking up to the chirpy sounds of the birds or sipping wine over sand in between her toes, while watching the rolling clouds melt into darkness.

2 comments

  1. Absolutely, such a great money saver Pass for non UK residents to enjoy some of England’s finest.

  2. So useful for overseas visitors doing a tour and great money savours like some of the London or NYC tickets.

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