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 Availability Total sites Popular sites Perfect for... Ticket types


English Heritage Overseas Pass
England, year round*

9 days
16 days
100+ Stonehenge, Dover Castle, Kenilworth Castle Visitors on a shorter tour of England. Especially good for visitors who like castles! 1 x Adult
2 x Adult

National Trust Touring Pass
England, Wales and Northern Ireland, year round*

7 days
14 days
300+ Chartwell House, Wakehurst Place Garden, Stourhead, Waddesdon Manor Real explorers! With a huge 300+ sites this pass is perfect if you love being on the go 1 x Adult
2 x Adult

Scottish Heritage Pass
Scotland, April - September

7 days
120+ Edinburgh Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Culzean Castle, Stirling Castle Visitors staying in Scotland for around a week, who want to visit heritage sites every day or most days  Adult

Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
Scotland, year round

3 in 5 days
7 in 14 days
77 Edinburgh Castle,Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle, Glasgow Cathedral Those who want to see Scotland's biggest and most famous attractions  Adult

National Trust for Scotland Discover Ticket
Scotland, year round

3 in 7 days,
7 in 14 days
14 in 30 days

100+ Glencoe, Culloden Battlefield, Culzean Castle, Bannockburn, Inverewe Garden Those on a longer tour of Scotland who like a variety of different attractions, and don't want to visit heritage sites every day  Adult

* 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

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