If you’ve ever queued at an attraction with restless children in tow how you must have envied those with fast track tickets, smugly swanning past the endless line to get in ahead of you! The chorus of “are we there yet, Dad/Mum?” on the journey soon becomes “when are we going in?” and the little one needs the loo….like now!
The good news is that the London Eye, London Zoo, Madame Tussauds, St.Paul’s Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle are currently offering fast track tickets, and since these attractions are extremely popular they are a “must have” for families, or indeed for anyone with a busy schedule.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Heritage and architecture fans will be pleased to know that they can avoid the queues at Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St. Pauls Cathedral, by purchasing our discounted fast track tickets.
The iconic London landmark which survived the blitz to see it’s 300th anniversary in 2011, is just as impressive inside as it appears from the outside. Use the touch screen multimedia handsets to guide you round the beautiful baroque interior and climb the 257 steps up to the Whispering Gallery to experience it’s unique acoustic properties. Further up is the Stone Gallery which encircles the outside of the dome, and 85 mtr above the ground floor is the Golden Gallery, with breathtaking views over London.
Down in the crypt are the tombs of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and the architect himself, with a 270 degree HD screen showing the history of the cathedral plus a cafe and restaurant. Tickets for St.Paul’s Cathedral can be combined with the London Eye, Tower of London, Kensington Palace or riverboat trips
Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline of the Scottish capital from it’s perch on top of Castle Rock, and is the most visited man made attraction in Scotland, familiar to many as the venue for the famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Visitors can take a guided tour free of charge, book an audio guide with their ticket or simply explore at their own pace – a journey through 3,000 years of Scottish history.
As well as several military museums, Edinburgh Castle is home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and the ancient Stone of Scone, used in the coronation ceremonies of Scottish monarchs for centuries, and most recently for that of Queen Elizabeth II and at 1 pm a cannon is fired, which usually attracts quite a crowd.
While you’re in Edinburgh, take advantage of various discounted combination tickets available to see other places of interest in the City, like the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Queen’s Gallery, or go on a City Sightseeing Tour plus if you have children with you, the Edinburgh Dungeon has some nasty surprises in store for them for Halloween and half term!