Leaving a gift in your Will

A man and woman walking through the gardens at Sizergh © NTPL/Paul Harris

A man and woman walking through the gardens at Sizergh

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.

If this is something you are thinking about, 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.

Your gift would mean so much to us
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 any of the events listed, please call us on 01793 817699 or email us at legacies@nationaltrust.org.uk. There is a reasonable charge per person to help us to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments during the day.

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Simply get in touch
Our team is on hand to help 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 at legacies@nationaltrust.org.uk 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 National Trust.

Info for executors

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

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.

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 National Trust.