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Which Heritage Pass?

There are plenty of heritage sites across Britain, and plenty of heritage pass options to choose from too. Whether you’re touring England and Wales or staying just in Scotland, whether you’re looking for castles or cathedrals, and whether you’re travelling alone or as a family, use our handy comparison table to help you decide which heritage pass is best for you.

Heritage Pass Coverage Free book? Total sites Popular sites Perfect for... Ticket types Duration(s)

English Heritage Overseas Pass

English Heritage Overseas Pass

England, year round* 100+ Stonehenge, Dover Castle, Kenilworth Castle Visitors on a shorter tour of England. Great if you want to visit the popular Stonehenge, and especially good for visitors who like castles!

 1 x Adult

2 x Adult

Family

9 days

16 days

National Trust Touring Pass

National Trust Touring Pass

England, Wales and Northern Ireland, year round* 300+ Chartwell House, Wakehurst Place Garden, Stourhead, Waddesdon Manor Real explorers! With a huge 300+ sites across both England and Wales, this pass is perfect for visitors and families who love being on the go

 1 x Adult

2 x Adult

Family

 7 days

14 days

Scottish Heritage Pass

Scottish Heritage Pass

Scotland, April - September 120+ Edinburgh Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Culzean Castle, Stirling Castle Visitors to Scotland between April and September who are staying for around a week, and who want to visit heritage sites every day or most days of their visit

 Adult

Child

Concession

 7 days

Historic Scotland Explorer Pass

Historic Scotland Explorer Pass

Scotland, year round 77 Edinburgh Castle,Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle, Glasgow Cathedral Those who want access to Scotland's biggest and most famous attractions

 Adult

Child

Concession

Family

 3 in 5 days

7 in 14 days

National Trust for Scotland Discover Pass

National Trust for Scotland Discover Ticket

Scotland, year round 100+ Glencoe, Culloden Battlefield, Culzean Castle, Bannockburn, Inverewe Garden Visitors on a long tour of Scotland who like a variety of different attractions. Great if you don't want to visit heritage properties every day

 Adult

Family

 3 in 7 days

7 in 14 days

14 in 30 days

Hudson's Heritage Explorer Pass

Hudson Explorer Pass

England, year round* 200+ Chatsworth House, Blenheim Palace, Roman Baths, Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Birthplace Slightly higher budgets and those staying in England. Great for visiting high-profile properties not looked after by the big heritage groups, as well as lesser-known hidden gems

 Adult

Child

 3 days

7days

14 days

28 days

* Passes are available to use all year, but some attractions may close in winter. Check seasonality and opening hours with individual attractions.

What do all heritage passes offer?

  • Huge savings - you could easily save over 50% on entrance fees by visiting just a few properties
  • Unlimited access to hundreds of UK heritage sites and popular places to visit
  • Priority entrance at many properties
  • Free guidebooks and maps for information and inspiration

How do the Passes work?

English Heritage Pass and National Trust Touring Pass

Passes are validated on the day of your first visit and each consecutive day counts.

For example: If you bought a 7 day pass and activated it on the 3rd day of the month, it will be valid until the 9th day of the same month.

National Trust for Scotland Discover Ticket and Historic Scotland Explorer Pass

These passes are valid for a certain amount of days within a limited time frame. Day 1 begins when you activate your pass at the first site you visit.

For example: if you bought a 7 day in 14 days pass and activated it on the 5th day of the month, the 5th would count as the first of your pass days plus 6 others until the 18th. The days of your visits on these passes do not need to be consecutive.

Please see individual pass pages for further information