Houses and gardens

The places we care for

The places we care for are waiting to welcome you © John Millar

The places we care for are waiting to welcome you

We look after a wide range of houses and gardens in the Midlands, from inner city back to back houses to grand mansions, walled kitchen gardens to restored Victorian landscaped gardens.

This page is designed to help you plan your next visit in a county near you.

Top tea-rooms

Enjoy delicious afternoon tea in the Midlands © National Trust/Attingham Park

Enjoy delicious afternoon tea in the Midlands

Whether you're looking for a hearty lunch or a nice cup of tea, we're sure there is a tea-room that will suit you in the Midlands.

Hot drinks, light lunches, afternoon tea and let's not forget delicious cakes await you and all with their own unique views.

Things to see and do

Some of our ancient tree giants are great places to explore © NTPL/John Millar

Some of our ancient tree giants are great places to explore

Not sure where to head on your next day out?

Our county by county guide will help you to plan your days out throughout the year, with new things to see and do every season.

Family fun

There's so much family fun waiting for you to explore © NTPL/National Trust

There's so much family fun waiting for you to explore

There are acres of outdoors space to burn off energy at the places we care for, perfect for completing your 50 things to do before you're 11¾  too.

Plus, you'll find intriguing indoor trails, hands on activities and plenty of dressing up are all waiting for you in the Midlands.


Explore the great outdoors

Discover new views and explore wide open landscapes © NTPL/National Trust Images John Miller

Discover new views and explore wide open landscapes

We love nothing more than a day out in the fresh air, exploring great British landscapes and discovering new views.

We've got lots of seasonal walk ideas and free downloadable trails to help you explore more of the special places you enjoy.

Wildlife spotting

The gardens and countryside are perfect places to spot British wildlife © NTPL/

The gardens and countryside are perfect places to spot British wildlife

Our wildlife experts help you to find the best places to for discovering plants, flowers, mammals and birds throughout the seasons.

From rare species to garden birds, creepy crawlies to fungi and more, what will you spot on your next visit to add to your photo albums?


Derbyshire is full of variety; with roughly 15,000 hectares (37,000 acres) of countryside to explore in the Peak District, five large halls and mansions and the National Trust Museum of Childhood.


Warwickshire is full of variety for you to explore; from large houses to small dovecotes, landscaped gardens to cosy tea-rooms, making this county perfect for a family fun day out or a full weekend away.


Worcestershire has a wide selection of places for you to choose from. From 17th century grandeur to dramatic open spaces, both indoors and outdoors are well covered helping you to explore whatever the weather.

Birmingham & the West Midlands

Situated in the heart of England, places in Birmingham and the West Midlands are easily accessible for all.  Both the back to backs and the manor house tell their own fascinating stories of their place in history.

Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire

A medieval castle, Victorian workhouse, a 17th century country house and a 1,537 hectare (3,800 acre) park are just some of the many places you can explore when you visit these two Midlands’ counties.

Leicestershire & Northamptonshire

These neighbouring counties offer a wide range of experiences. From small personal houses to cosy gardens, intimate churches to woodland habitats, including our newest acquisition in the Midlands.


In the north west of the Midlands you’ll find the stunning county of Shropshire, home to one of the most visited places in the National Trust; and a wide variety of outdoor and indoor gems.


Enjoy a wealth of experiences at the places we care for in Herefordshire. With grand houses and a tranquil riverside garden, it's the perfect county to get away from it all.


A day out in Staffordshire takes you right back to the Battle of Worcester in the 1650s, to a series of rock houses and on a trip around the world. This truly is a county worth exploring.