How you have helped

Recent achievements: Dyrham Park

17th-century Dyrham Park is threatened by damp, but is now being conserved © Beth Taylor

17th-century Dyrham Park is threatened by damp, but is now being conserved

Priceless Dutch artworks and ceramics are threatened by the damp conditions at Dyrham Park in Gloucestershire. They won’t survive without major conservation work. But thanks to your donations, we can now replace the oil-fired boiler (a fire risk) with a new biomass boiler, to protect the precious collection inside.

Recent achievements: Castle Drogo

You helped us pay for essential scaffolding at Castle Drogo © National Trust

You helped us pay for essential scaffolding at Castle Drogo

The last castle to be built in England has always suffered from the turbulent Dartoor weather. Thanks to your help, we’ve started to install a new roof membrane for Castle Drogo to make the castle watertight for ever. Our masons have been hard at work around the castle walls, repointing the iconic stonework.

Recent achievements: Knole barn

Renovations at Knole's barn are transforming it into a Conservation Studio © National Trust

Renovations at Knole's barn are transforming it into a Conservation Studio

A huge thank you to everyone who’s supported our work at Knole over the last two years. The palace is windproof and waterproof at last. In February 2014, the emergency repairs to stonework, roofing and windows were finally completed. Two years of hard work has paid off and you made it all possible.

Recent achievements: Quarry Bank

Your donations have helped restore the gardens at Quarry Bank © Emily Duignan

Your donations have helped restore the gardens at Quarry Bank

Thanks to your support, our restoration plans at Quarry Bank are underway. We’ve been especially busy restoring the Upper Garden, planting shrubs that bloomed here in the early 1800s. And at the Quarry Bank Archive, our archivists have unearthed hundreds of stories about the people who lived, worked and died here.

Traditional orchards

 Conserving and restoring traditional orchards has become a very real proposition now, thanks to the very generous contributions from donations, legacies and charitable trusts.

Hardwick Stableyard

 How a legacy from a lady whose love of Derbyshire enabled us to secure matched funding in the form of various grants towards the Hardwick Stableyard Project.

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Iconic White Cliffs saved

Our £1.2 million appeal to raise funds to acquire the iconic stretch of the White Cliffs of Dover coastline reached its target in just 133 days, raising an average of £9,000 per day.

We needed the money to buy a 0.8 mile stretch of this world-famous and much-loved piece of the Kent coastline overlooking the port, which completes the missing link of coastline under our care, uniting a stretch of more than 7km (nearly 5 miles) between our visitor centre and South Foreland Lighthouse.

Saved coastline

Aberdaron in North Wales © National Trust

Through your support of our Neptune Coastline Campaign, we have managed to save a stretch of coastline on the Llyn Peninsula that is important for its rare flora and fauna.

The Wimbury Beehive legacy

Mrs Wimbury's legacy has enabled new beehives to be established at Greys Court and Hughenden Manor, two of her favourite properties she often visited with her husband.

Tyntesfield Chapel Crosses

 With thanks to the Bristol Centre, a local Trust supporter group, and Mr and Mrs White, two crosses have been restored to their former glory at Tyntesfield.

Tarn Hows visitor centre

 On visiting Tarn Hows in the Lake District, Mr and Mrs Parfett decided they wanted to do something to help the area. They worked with us to create a new visitor centre.