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.
Days out with a difference
Spring is here and now is the time to get together with family and friends at National Trust places near you. Kids can channel their energy into romping around beautiful gardens and parks, enjoying play areas and having a go at discovery and nature trails. Meanwhile you can indulge your many passions for rambling, gardens, music, crafts, good food and much more.
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.
Mount Stewart House and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Go wild outdoors
Spring is here and it's time to get outdoors and take on the challenge of 50 things to do. Here's some thoughts on climbing from one of our outdoor explorers, Joseph.
Which one of our 50 things would your mini explorers prefer? Check them out here
Be an eggsplorer this Easter
Join the Cadbury Eggsplorers and win a Cadbury chocolate egghead in some of the most amazing locations in Northern Ireland. From spring woodlands and craggy coastlines, to historic houses and enchanting gardens, we've lots of Easter Egg Trails to choose from.
Find your nearest trail and join in with the fun.
Country house tour
Find out more about the technology associated with comfort and convenience on a unique Country House Tour. Key experts explore the impact of technology on our great country houses and the people who lived and worked there. The Northern Ireland tour, 19–23 May 2014, visits a number of our places including Mount Stewart, Castle Ward, Rowallane Garden, Castle Coole, Florence Court and The Argory.
Take a break close to home
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.
What's on at a place near you
Our spring and summer event guide is bursting with exciting events for memorable days out with family and friends. Come along and join the fun at a place near you.