North West

From magnificent houses and mighty castles, to stunning coastline and dramatic landscapes, there’s plenty to explore in the North West.

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Garden evening openings

One of life’s great pleasures is watching the sun set on a glorious summer’s evening. For the first time, you can do this at Lyme Park. Sip a glass of Pimms as you listen to music drift across the garden, try a gentle game of croquet and bring a picnic or pre-order one for the evening. 

King Pocky's Derwentwater Regatta

Pick your craft and try a new watersport with taster sessions for beginners © ©NationalTrustImages/PaulDelaney

Pick your craft and try a new watersport with taster sessions for beginners

Derwentwater Regatta returns for a third year of madness and mayhem - try your hand at kayaking, paddle-boarding, rowing, or sailing a in a Viking Long Boat!

Rosa Stamford's Sanctuary

The Stamford Sanctuary rose - a lasting legacy © Peter Beales Roses

The Stamford Sanctuary rose - a lasting legacy

 A rose commemorating the Stamford Hospital and its patients was launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. You can order one for your garden. 

Renewable energy at Quarry Bank

The dramatic backdrop of Quarry Bank Mill from the Mill meadow © Andrew Butler

The dramatic backdrop of Quarry Bank Mill from the Mill meadow

A new hydro-electric scheme installed at Quarry Bank will see us take another step forward to achieving our renewable energy goals.


Take a break. Just here...

Camping pod at Low Wray Campsite © NTPL/Paul Harris

Camping pod at Low Wray Campsite

As the weather starts to turn warmer, we want to spend even more time in this amazing landscape. Take to the fells, hop on a bike, explore inside one of our houses or castles. Make your stay longer - we’ve 18 cosy holiday cottages and three beautiful campsites to choose from.

Arrive in style

The first Ullswater Steamer arriving at Aira Force Pier © Ullswater Steamers

There's a new way to experience Aira Force and Ullswater - we've partnered up with Ullswater Steamers so you can hop on the boat and sail across the lake from Glenridding. 

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