To be or not to be (An English Heritage member)…that is the question?
With over 400 sites and 11M visitors a year, English Heritage (National Heritage Trust) is guardian to some of the nation’s most treasured and iconic buildings and monuments, including Stonehenge, Tintagel Castle, Osborne, Hadrian’s Wall and Dover Castle. Some of the more popular tourist attractions in England are in the care of English Heritage (National Heritage Trust) . Paid members of the organisation are given free access to all of these sites.
The question is, is it worth it? In this article, we find out if it is.
Entry to all English Heritage sites is free for members (who pay the membership below):
Family 2 Adults
* Family of two adults and up to 12 children
|£56 per year||£99 per year||£99 per year|
Membership lasts a year and allows for multiple visits to the same place in that year.
The following table compares what it would cost for an adult, a child and a family (comprising of two adults and three children) to get into five popular English Heritage sites around England:
|Attractions||Adult 18+||Child (5-17 Years)||Concession||Family (2 Adults & up to 3 Children)|
|1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield||£11.80||£7.10||£10.60||£30.70|
NB: These prices were correct at September 2018 & are priced without GiftAid. From just £4.67a month you can also choose to pay by monthly Direct Debit to help spread the cost.
What is a national heritage site? The top attractions include:
–Housesteads Fort (Hadrian’s Wall)
–Queen Victoria’s Osborne House
–Charles Darwin’s Down House
–Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island
Is it worth it?
As an adult, it is worth it if you attend 4 + attractions over the year. As a family (2 Adults & up to 3 Children), it is worth it, if you attend 3 + attractions over the year. If you are not expecting to go more than a few times, it is recommended just to pay as you go. If you are expecting to see lots of the UK either on a holiday or weekend trips, buying the membership is definitely worthwhile.
Unlimited entry to over 400 historic places &:
- Members’ magazine and handbook
- Kids go free
- Hundreds of historical events
- Money off other attractions
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Join here and use the term “PART16” for a 20% discount. on your membership
Visit the English Heritage (National Heritage Trust) site here
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