This card saved us a fortune on our recent holiday. We spent one week in the south of England, one week in the Heart of England and one week at Loch Lomond in Scotland. We purchased the month pass as we needed more than the 15-day alternative. There is no children or senior rates but we found that you still saved money. The pass at A$160 was equivalent to approx 65GBP at the time we travelled (September/October 2003). In the 22 days of our trip averaging a visit to one to two properties per day, I calculated that each adult would have spent 135GBP to gain entry into all the attractions we used the pass for, my 76 year old mother at senior rates and our 17 year old daughter at student rates would have been slightly lower at around 110GBP and our 14 year old at children’s rates would have been approx. 90GBP. On our party of five, that is a saving of 265GBP or A$660 - worth having to spend on other things! If we had stayed another week it would have been worth even more to us.
As a rule of thumb, costs at the door were: smaller properties charged 3or 4 GBP per person while the major sites charged up to 13.50 GBP, with many around the 10GBP price.
Sydney, undefined, Australia
July 27, 2004
From journal England & Scotland in the off season