Northern Ireland

Truly breathtaking, from the legendary basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway to the haunting Fermanagh lakeland, Northern Ireland has a wealth of treasures to share.

Places to visit in Northern Ireland

Autumn is a great time of year to visit © National Trust / Bernie Brown

Autumn is a great time of year to visit

 Where can you scramble over the world’s most amazing landscape of polygonal stone columns, stroll along the lakeside walks of inspirational gardens, catch a glimpse of amazing seabirds and discover fascinating heritage and artefacts? The answer of course is at National Trust places near you.

Outdoors in Northern Ireland

Spectacular walk on the wildside © National Trust / Bernie Brown

Spectacular walk on the wildside

 Famed for its outstanding natural beauty, Northern Ireland’s landscape is remarkably diverse. The haunting scenery ranges from the peaceful Fermanagh lakeland and drumlin landscape of Strangford Lough, to the bizarrely shaped basalt columns of the Giant’s Causeway and the wild granite peaks of the Mourne Mountains. With many miles of beautiful coastline, huge stretches of countryside and panoramic views, we have a wealth of treasures for all to enjoy.

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's iconic World Heritage Site © National Trust / Art Ward

Northern Ireland's iconic World Heritage Site

Northern Ireland’s iconic World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to a wealth of local history and legend. Explore the basalt stone columns left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago and see if you can spot the distinctive stone formations named the camel, the wishing chair, the granny and the organ.

Castle Ward

Explore miles of walking and cycling trails © Adrian Dennis

Explore miles of walking and cycling trails

Castle Ward will take you on a journey of discovery. The 18th-century eccentric house will entice you to explore further and the truly beautiful 820-acre walled demesne, dramatically set overlooking Strangford Lough, will unlock your imagination through family history, leisure pursuits, events and industrial heritage.

Mount Stewart House and Gardens

Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the wonderful gardens © National Trust / Peter Muhly

Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the wonderful gardens

Home of the Marquises of Londonderry, Mount Stewart captures the spirit and character of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The garden reflects a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Lady Londonderry.

See conservation in action in the house with an exciting £7million restoration project underway.


Florence Court

Magical days out at Florence Court  © National Trust /Jonathan Howe

Magical days out at Florence Court

There is something for all the family at this warm and welcoming 18th-century, former home of the Earls of Enniskillen. The house enjoys a peaceful setting with a dramatic backdrop of mountains and forests. The house is brought to life on fascinating guided tours and there are glorious walks and cycle trails to enjoy.

The Argory

A hero’s home unchanged since the 1900s  © NTPL/Matthew Antrobus

A hero’s home unchanged since the 1900s

Built in the 1820s, this handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by its 130-hectare wooded riverside estate. The former home of the MacGeough Bond family, a tour of this neo-classical masterpiece reveals stories of its hero, and hidden treasures which remain unchanged since 1900s. Discover garden, woodland and riverside walks with wonderful sweeping views.

Rowallane Garden

Discover an abundance of beautiful blooms and rare species of flowers © NTPL/National Trust / Bernie Brown

Discover an abundance of beautiful blooms and rare species of flowers

An inspirational garden with many unusual features and unique plants from across the world. Seasoned gardeners and beginners alike will marvel at the range of plants found in this beautiful landscape. The mix of formal and informal garden spaces are waiting to be explored.

What's on

Caring for our coastal landscape

Enjoy events and activities and celebrate our coastal landscape © National Trust / Paul Canning

Enjoy events and activities and celebrate our coastal landscape

This year we’re marking the 50th anniversary of the Neptune Coastline Campaign by celebrating the coast. The Neptune Campaign is our longest running appeal, raising funds to help us acquire and look after over 740 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Help rebuild our Summer House

Florence Court Summer House was destroyed by fire in August © National Trust / Florence Court

Florence Court Summer House was destroyed by fire in August

The Impartial Reporter has launched a campaign in association with the National Trust to reinstate the Florence Court Summer House which was recently destroyed by fire. Joining forces with ourselves The Impartial Reporter is asking for help to rebuild the Summer House by donating to a specially set up Just Giving page.

Amazing group days out

Gloriously green and blessed with a mild climate, you'll find a warm welcome, amazing places to visit and outdoor spaces to explore in our beautiful coast and countryside.

Take a break close to home

Enjoy views of Lough Erne from your cottage © Crom / National Trust

Whether you're looking for a romantic weekend for two, a family break or a weekend away from it all, our holiday cottages offer the chance to unwind in idyllic surroundings close to home.

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What's on at a place near you

Complete some of your 50 things to do this spring © National Trust / Paul Canning

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