Itinerary ideas

From the wilds of North Wales to the lovely gardens of Surrey, there's so much to see and do in the UK that it can be hard to know where to start when planning a group visit. To help you out, here's a selection of great itinerary ideas:

Visitors in the laurel maze at Glendurgan Garden
Visitors in the laurel maze at Glendurgan Garden, Cornwall National Trust Images / John Millar

Glorious gardens of Cornwall 

Discover the best gardens in Cornwall with our hand-crafted itinerary for a day trip or short break.

Beningbrough Hall visitors looking at room and paintings
Discover grand rooms and lavishly decorated interiors on your day out © National Trust Images / Chris Lacey

Going behind the scenes in Yorkshire 

A quick tour round Yorkshire that features the Treasurer's House and Beningbrough Hall and Gardens.

The garden at Fenton House
Escape the city in the idyllic garden ©National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Captivating collections in the capital 

Take a look at some of our collections of porcelain, musical instruments, furniture, art and more with this group itinerary for London.

Visitor taking photos in Hill Top Garden, Cumbria
Capture the beauty and history of Hill Top National Trust Images / Arnhel de Serra

Highlights of the Lake District 

Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous stories at Hill Top farmhouse in the Lake District, and it's now one of many interesting places to visit in the area.

View of Chartwell House, Kent
Chartwell House - a National Trust treasure National Trust Images / Chris Lacey

Famous London homes 

Explore fascinating family histories at the former homes of famous writers, statesmen, and stars of the stage.

The picture shows a couple sitting on the rocks
Wind down together at the Giant's Causeway Brian Morrison

Views of Northern Ireland 

There's loads to see in Northern Ireland, from the wildlife of Strangford Lough to the natural beauty of Giant's Causeway.

The parterre and south front of the house at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire
Benjamin Disraeli and his wife adored the gardens at Hughenden National Trust Images / Andrew Butler

Behind the scenes at London productions 

Our properties have featured in countless films, from Help! starring the Beatles to Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.

Morning sunlight coming through the columns of the Temple of Apollo at Stourhead
Temple of Apollo at Stourhead National Trust Images / James Dobson

Paintings and parks in the South West 

World-famous gardens, Renaissance houses and a gallery full of portraits make this an appealing itinerary for the South West.

A view of the Ickworth Monument
Ickworth Monument National Trust

Secrets of Suffolk 

See an eccentric stately home at Ickworth, visit the hauntingly beautiful Anglo-Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo, and take in a performance at the only surviving Regency playhouse in Britain.

The lake in high summer at Nymans
High summer at the lake in the heart of Nymans woodland National Trust / Nymans

Spectacular gardens of Sussex 

The beautiful and exotic gardens of Sussex make a great destination for a day out or short break.

A lovely day at Penrhyn Castle
Take a look inside this marvellous 19th-century castle Rosie Anthony

Wonders of North Wales 

Spectacular castles, beautiful gardens and the stunning Snowdonia National Park make North Wales the perfect place for a group visit.

Volunteers at The Workhouse
Volunteers hard at work at Southwell's Workhouse Ian Stewart

Working lives in the Midlands 

Discover what life was like for people in the Midlands during the 19th and 20th centuries, from the segregated dormitories of The Workhouse at Southwell to the perfectly preserved home and furnishings of a 1920s grocer.

Evening sun on Souter Lighthouse, Tyne and Wear
Souter Lighthouse glows at sunset National Trust Images/John Millar

Sights on the North East coast 

A trip to the North East has plenty to offer, including some inspirational coastline.

Rear view of Wimpole Hall
Come in and explore Wimpole Hall National Trust Images / Andrew Butler

Walking with wildlife in Cambridgeshire 

Walk with wildlife at one of Europe's most important wetlands before heading to the working estate of Wimpole.

A view of the front of Florence Court house
Florence Court, County Fermanagh National Trust / Florence Court

Fabulous Fermanagh 

Come and explore some of what Northern Ireland has to offer all in one day.

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