Leaving a gift in your Will

As a charity, we depend on legacies and donations to help us continue our vital work. Leaving us a gift in your Will means that we can continue to protect our places and spaces.

Together we can work to keep these places special forever © Sally Mackenzie

Together we can work to keep these places special forever

Keeping places and memories special

A gift in your Will really is a wonderful way to protect the properties and landscapes you care so much about. It's also vital to our future – making up a fifth of our annual income.

What’s more, you can rest assured we'll never spend a single penny of your legacy on administration. You can even choose a specific property or area you'd like to support. Perhaps there's one that's particularly close to your heart? If so, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to talk things through.

Find out more
Whatever your wishes, we've got plenty of information here to help you out – from our step by step guide, to examples of the lasting difference that gifts in Wills have made. You could also join us at our special legacy events to hear more about the work we do. To attend one of our events please call us on 01793 817699 or email us.

Simply get in touch
If this is something you are thinking about, our legacy team is here to give you all the help and advice you need or simply to have a chat about your plans. Feel free to get in touch on 01793 817699 during the week. We’re available between 8am and 4pm. We can answer any questions or talk about your plans – and of course everything will be in complete confidence. You can also email us, or drop us a line at: The Legacies Team, National Trust, Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA.

Leaving a legacy

Your guide on how to leave a legacy to charity and what to consider when making or updating your Will. We include some different ways to leave a bequest to the Trust.

Info for executors

Are you an executor or professional advisor? We answer some commonly asked questions. Our legacy team is here to help if you are dealing with someone’s estate.

We'd like to thank you

We appreciate that leaving a legacy is a very personal gesture. But we’d really like to thank you if you are thinking of us and show you what you’ll be helping us to achieve. Please do get in touch.

Any questions?

Our legacy team is here to give you all the help and advice you need. Simply get in touch if you need any more information.


If you’ve got any questions about making a Will, leaving us a legacy or how we use legacies, we’ve pulled together a list of the frequently asked questions.

How legacies help

We’d like to show you some of the many ways that legacies help us and why they are just so important to the Trust.