And the winner of Special Places 2015 is...

Family enjoying a stroll at Dyffryn Gardens © National Trust

The past 12 weeks has seen people vote in their thousands for their top Special Places in Wales, as part of our national conversation to find the nation’s most treasured place.

Seaside sound sculpture arrives in Porthgain

Martyn Ware with the beach hut © North News and Pictures Ltd

Nothing beats being beside the seaside, which is why we're inviting you to share your coastal memories when our travelling beach hut arrives in Porthgain, Pembrokeshire.

New partnership launched with Sport Wales

Getting active with a game of tennis in the grounds of Penrhyn Castle © National Trust

The splendour of Erddig’s estate will be the perfect backdrop for the launch of our new sport partnership with Sport Wales - ‘Let the Outdoors Move You’ - on Friday 26 June. As the first of its kin…

The Great Orme: a new chapter to our coastal story

Walkers enjoying a stroll around the Great Orme in North Wales © Richard Williams/National Trust

We’re pleased to announce that we have acquired Parc Farm near the summit of Pen y Gogarth/the Great Orme, near Llandudno, and the grazing rights over the majority of the dramatic headland.

Sand art in Gower marks Neptune's 50th anniversary

Standing at Whiteford Burrows on the giant sand art map  © National Trust / Light Trap

A giant sand art was created at Whiteford Burrows in Gower to commemorate 50 years of the Neptune Coastline Campaign, a project aimed to permanently protect more than 500 miles of the UK’s coastline.

Napoleon’s spyglass comes to light at Plas Newydd

After being left in storage for 150 years, a spyglass, once used by Napoleon, has been carefully repaired and will go on display for the first time at Plas Newydd in North Wales.

Clues to Powis Castle's hidden past unearthed

Survey work being carried out by archaeologists at Powis Castle © National Trust

Archaeologists carrying out survey work for the renovation of the East Front at Powis Castle have uncovered an intriguing and significant clue to what may be a previously unknown and hidden part of th…

Garden room restoration underway at Dyffryn

Guided by the watercolours of Edith Adie, three garden rooms at Dyffryn Gardens are being restored back to their 1920s splendour this summer.

Bodnant's secret garden finally revealed

Until now visitors have not been able to walk further than the famous Waterfall Bridge in the valley bottom at Bodnant Garden but now you can explore what lies beyond…ten acres of riverside haven including waterside walks, a Skating Pond, boathouse and arboretum.

Welsh plant named after Attenborough

A new plant found only on the rocky ledges of Cribyn, one of three peaks we care for in the Brecon Beacons, has been named after the naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough by a Wales-based plant hunter he inspired.