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New tourism partnership and investment at Florence

Heather Thompson and Jim Chestnutt welcome Prince Charles to Florence Court © National Trust / Harrison Photography

Heather Thompson and Jim Chestnutt welcome Prince Charles to Florence Court

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the National Trust’s Florence Court in County Fermanagh. During the visit the Prince heard about a new partnership between the National Trust and Forest Service resulting in new visitor facilities and improved visitor experience at Florence Court

Giant’s Causeway in top ten wonders

The Giant’s Causeway is one of the world's most amazing sights © National Trust / Art Ward

The Giant’s Causeway is one of the world's most amazing sights

A new book by Lonely Planet reveals the top 50 must-see world wonders, including our own Giant's Causeway. The new book aims to explain how the wonders of the world were formed, their history and the remarkable stories behind their existence.

Lake Walk extension at Castle Coole

Enjoy the Lake Walk at Castle Coole                                 © Matthew Antrobus

Enjoy the Lake Walk at Castle Coole

An extension to the Lake Walk at Castle Coole is now open, enhancing the outdoor experience for walkers. Castle Coole is located on the edge of Enniskillen, and is a favourite spot for local walking enthusiasts.

Sights and sounds of spring

Ponds become noisy places as the frogs gather  © National Trust / Dermot McCann

Ponds become noisy places as the frogs gather

Spring is one of the best times to visit National Trust woodlands. As the days lengthen and winter starts to fade the woodlands come alive in fresh bursts of colour and the cacophony of song birds.

Music to Tweet to

Jason Singh listening to the sounds of spring  © National Trust / Andy Fallon

Jason Singh listening to the sounds of spring

A leading beatboxer has vocally recreated the nation’s best-known songbirds to celebrate the sounds of spring and to encourage people to get outdoors and experience nature first hand. The album of tweet music was commissioned by the National Trust after academic research found that listening to birdsong makes people calmer and boosts positivity .

Giro Hall of Fame at Giant's Causeway

Stephen Roche inducted into Giro Hall of Fame (also pictured John Higgins) © Press Eye / William Cherry

Stephen Roche inducted into Giro Hall of Fame (also pictured John Higgins)

The Giant’s Causeway and the Causeway Hotel today (25 February) hosted legendary cyclist Stephen Roche as he was inducted into the Giro d’Italia Hall of Fame.

Award winning arts partnership

The Rowallane Garden Plays which took place over 7 days © National Trust / Rowallane Garden

The Rowallane Garden Plays which took place over 7 days

The National Trust in Northern Ireland has picked up an Arts & Business Award for an innovative arts partnership. National Trust and their partners Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) picked up the award on 7 February at a gala ceremony at the Ulster Hall in Belfast.

Environment Minister visits Mount Stewart

Lady Rose, Mark H Durkan and Heather Thompson at Mount Stewart © National Trust / Elaine Hill

Lady Rose, Mark H Durkan and Heather Thompson at Mount Stewart

The National Trust welcomed Environment Minister Mark H Durkan to Mount Stewart on 29 October 2013 where he was treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the £7m restoration project which will bring the famous house, on the shores of Strangford Lough, back to its former glory.

Global award for Causeway’s green credentials

Esther Dobbin shows of the award at the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre  © National Trust / Peter Nash

Esther Dobbin shows of the award at the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre

The National Trust’s Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre has picked up a global award which recognises the world famous attraction for its sustainability. This is the first time any tourism project in Northern Ireland has taken the prestigious Skål International “Sustainable Development in Tourism” Award.

The Wild Network

What bugs can you find in an old tree stump © National Trust / Bernie Brown

What bugs can you find in an old tree stump

A new movement of more than 300 organisations, including the National Trust, has been launched to kick-start a revolution that will reconnect kids with nature and the outdoors.

Co Armagh cider is a winner in Fine Food Award

Greg MacNeice collecting apples © National Trust / Paul Canning

Greg MacNeice collecting apples

Mac Ivors Cider Co. is celebrating winning a prestigious National Trust Fine Farm Produce Award – the first ever award in Northern Ireland. The awards, supported by Freedom Food are now in their eighth year.

National Trust in Northern Ireland media contacts

PR and Communications: Tony Millar 028 9751 2329 / 07887 633606

Communications: Christine Rodgers 028 9751 2351 / 07899 064518

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