Houses and gardens

Birmingham

Sledging fun for all just outside Birmingham © Rob Ledbury

Sledging fun for all just outside Birmingham

Derbyshire

Derbyshire places promise mansions amongst acres of parkland © Mike Knowles

Derbyshire places promise mansions amongst acres of parkland

Herefordshire

Grand houses, riverside gardens and castles await you in Hereforshire © NT

Grand houses, riverside gardens and castles await you in Hereforshire

Leicestershire

Stoneywell opens to the public in February 2015 © National Trust/Susan Guy

Stoneywell opens to the public in February 2015

Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire offers an unsual bield and a cosy Elizabethan manor © Mark Bradshaw

Northamptonshire offers an unsual bield and a cosy Elizabethan manor

Nottinghamshire

A workhouse, 3,800 acres of parkland and a small residential home © National Trust / Geoff Padmore

A workhouse, 3,800 acres of parkland and a small residential home

Shropshire

Grand and cosy houses offer you totally different experiences © National Trust/B Harwood

Grand and cosy houses offer you totally different experiences

Staffordshire

Enjoy wide open countryside and more traditional houses © Phil Barnes

Enjoy wide open countryside and more traditional houses

Warwickshire

So many places to choose from in Warwickshire, where will you start? © Jana Eastwood

So many places to choose from in Warwickshire, where will you start?

Worcestershire

Town centre houses and rural escapes © Jana Eastwood

Town centre houses and rural escapes

Christmas trees

Christmas tree sales in the Peak District support our conservation work

Make your family trip to pick the family Christmas tree a tradition with us. You can visit one of the places below, making sure you don't miss a warming cuppa in the tea-room and then choose your perfect tree to take home and decorate.

Traditions through the ages

To get into the Christmas spirit, we’ve been taking a look at how Christmas has been celebrated over the last 500 years, from the way houses were decorated, to the food that was eaten, so you can experience Christmas through the ages.

Traditional Christmas recipes

Christmas pudding opened on a plate

We thought you might like a little National Trust traditional cooking in your own homes this Christmas. Treat your friends and family to these two sweet tooth favourites.

Upton House's secret Christmas pudding recipe

Belton House's Yule Feuille

Winter walking wonderlands

Many of the places we care for are now open all through the year, so you can bring your friends and family to stretch their legs and explore wider parklands and great British landscapes even when the houses are closed.

Christmas lunch

A yummy turkey, waiting to be eaten at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Can't wait until Christmas Day to enjoy a full roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings? Pre-book your place to make sure your taste buds don't miss out.

Top tea-rooms

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 all await you and all with their own unique views.