Our top parklands

Parklands are vital for wildlife and offer us time for wandering, exploration or reflection. Many of the parklands we look after have a long history. It's now up to us to care for ancient trees, acres of grassland and a variety of wildlife habitats.

Lanhydrock estate, Cornwall
Lanhydrock estate National Trust /Christopher Wood

Lanhydrock's parkland

A scenic park rich in wildlife is waiting for you to explore at Lanhydrock, Cornwall.

A man walking in the parkland at Petworth House, West Sussex
Visit Petworth and walk among trees that have fascinating stories to tell National Trust Images / David Levenson

Petworth's parkland

Discover Petworth in Sussex: a 700-acre deer park with expansive views that inspired Turner.

View across the lake towards the east front with the 'transparent' portico at Osterley, Middlesex
Discover the beautiful views across the lake to the house at Osterley National Trust Images / Andrew Butler

Osterley's parkland

Learn about Osterley Park, Middlesex, one of the last surviving country estates in London with woodland and an ancient meadow.

View of the pastures and oak trees beside the street coppice at sunset in Hatfield Forest
Discover Hatfield - Europe's last remaining example of a medieval hunting forest National Trust Images / Paul Wakefield

Hatfield Forest's parkland

Walk around Hatfield Forest in Essex and you'll be taking a step back in history, wandering among trees more than 1,200 years old.

The Quarry Oak, a 1,000-year-old sessile oak tree, at Croft Castle, Herefordshire
Find the Quarry Oak, a 1,000-year-old sessile oak tree, in the parkland of Croft Castle National Trust Images/Robert Morris

Croft Castle's parkland

Discover the secrets of the ancient parkland at Croft Castle, Herefordshire, which boasts layers of history and over 300 veteran trees.

A tree in the parkland at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire
Some of the trees at Calke Abbey date back to the 12th century National Trust Images / Robert Morris

Calke Abbey's parkland

See some of the oldest trees in Europe at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire - a National Nature Reserve and one of the special places we look after.

Light casting shadows in the park
A perfect parkland National Trust / Neil Kerfoot

A perfect parkland

Many layers of history make our beautiful park a fascinating place to visit. Stroll the leafy avenues and admire the stunning views while getting a breath of fresh air.

The deer park at Studley Royal Water Gardens, North Yorkshire
The deer park at Studley Royal Water Gardens National Trust Images / Andrew Butler

Fountains Abbey's parkland

The deer park at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire has ancient trees to discover and stunning views across Ripon to enjoy.

A view across Lough Erne at Crom, Co Fermanagh
Crom's parkland lies on the shores of Lough Erne National Trust Images / John Millar

Crom's parkland

Crom in County Fermanagh has an ancient parkland, with castle ruins and some of Britain's greatest trees.

Deer at Dinefwr Park and Castle, Carmarthenshire
Dinefwr's ancient wood pasture and deer park date back to the dark ages National Trust Images / John Millar

Dinefwr's parkland

The parkland at Dinefwr in Carmarthenshire, is a remarkable man-made landscape, which is home to fallow deer and rare wildlife.