Amongst the most famous historic attractions in our care are:
Mysterious Stonehenge and Hadrian’s Wall – both World Heritage Sites.
The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House, just south of London.
1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey and Battlefield, East Sussex
Dover Castle, Kent
Tintagel Castle, Cornwall – legendary birthplace of King Arthur.
Audley End House & Gardens, near Cambridge – a superb Jacobean mansion set in beautiful gardens.
Apsley House – also known as Number 1 London
Magnificent Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s beloved seaside retreat.
Save money with this great value pass by visiting as few as THREE attractions. So even if it is used for a weekend break – it can still save money! The more the pass is used – the greater the savings.
What is an Overseas Visitor Pass?
The Overseas Visitor Pass is a one-price entrance ticket to all English Heritage properties valid for either 9 or 16 consecutive days.
What is included?
FREE entry to over 100 stately homes, castles, abbeys, Roman and prehistoric remains. You can visit all attractions directly managed by English Heritage free of charge. Find out more about our historic attractions.
FREE or reduced price entry to hundreds of action-packed events.
FREE overseas visitor guidebook.
I can’t possibly visit 100 attractions in 9 days. Why should I buy an Overseas Visitor Pass?
We don’t expect you to visit that many attractions. The Overseas Visitor Pass is incredible value for money and you can start making savings from as few as two or three visits!
How much will I save?
You will realise what great value the pass is as soon as you make your first visit. For example, the price of the guidebook plus the combined normal adult admission price to Dover Castle; 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield; Walmer Castle & Gardens; and the Home of Charles Darwin, Down House – just four attractions in the South East – is £54.65. With your 9 day Overseas Visitor Pass you save £29.65.
Remember, you can visit as many attractions as you like. The more you visit, the more you save!
If I stay for less than 9 days, does it still make sense to buy the Pass?
Yes, the Pass pays for itself after approximately three visits so you can enjoy savings from the first or second day of your stay!
Who can buy the Pass?
The Pass is available for overseas visitors only. Visitors may be asked for proof of overseas residency when visiting a property.
The Pass is available to groups and individuals. Groups should contact the first property they are planning to visit with a list of names of the group’s members, so that we can prepare the passcards and make sure we have enough guidebooks on site.
Do children need their own Pass?
The family pass is valid for two adults and up to four other family members under the age of 19 living at the same address. Other than the family pass, there is no reduced child pass. Children under the age of five are admitted free of charge to our attractions, and children up to the age of 15 qualify for reduced entrance fees.
For how long is the Overseas Visitor Pass valid?
The English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass is valid for a period of either 9 or 16 consecutive days.
How is my Overseas Visitor Pass activated?
The Pass will be validated at the first property you visit and it can then be used for the following consecutive 9 or 16 days.
When are English Heritage properties open?
Many properties open daily from 10.00 in summer. Nearly all are closed 24-26 December and 1 January. All sites have reduced opening times during the winter months (October to March).
The exact opening times are listed on our website as well as in the Members’ and Visitors’ Handbook, which is included free of charge with the Pass.
What documents do I need to take with me to collect the Overseas Visitor Pass?
You need to print out your booking confirmation (voucher), and take this with the credit card used to make the booking.
You must also have proof of identity with you in the form of a passport, identity card or driver’s license to authenticate that you are the rightful owner of the voucher and as proof of overseas residency. This can be a photocopy.
What happens if my Pass is lost or stolen?
The Pass is not transferable, refundable or replaceable when lost or stolen.