The grand opening of our new centre © National Trust / Richard Outram

The grand opening of our new centre

Llyn seen in new light as Porth y Swnt opens

A new light began to shine over the Llyn peninsula on Saturday 29 March when more than 250 people from across Llyn in North-West Wales gathered at the unveiling of Porth y Swnt, our new Coastal Tourism Centre of Excellence in Aberdaron.

Get in early for Dinefwr Literature Festival

Dinefwr Literature Festival, a celebration of words, music and landscape, returns to the stunning surroundings of our very own Dinefwr Park and Castle, in the heart of the Carmarthenshire countryside from 20 to 22 June this year. If you want to get your tickets then go to the festival website.

Earlybird weekend tickets are available until 28 February - discounted to £45 from the usual price of £65.

Among those appearing at the festival include Charlotte Church, Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens, writer Owen Sheers and comedian Bridget Christie. There's plenty of entertainment throughout the weekend for children. This year, for the first time, the ancient castle overlooking Newton House and the park will host performances, alongside those in Newton House and the park, especially commissioned for the mythical setting.

Welsh Bible returns to its spiritual home

An original copy of the first Welsh language Bible is going on display at the home of its 16th-century translator, owned and managed by us. The Bishop of Bangor joined the local community at the site on 4 April to welcome back the book which is one of only 20 copies remaining.

Ty Mawr Wybrnant, near Penmachno in Snowdonia, is where Bishop William Morgan was born in 1545. He was commissioned by Elizabeth I to translate the Bible in 1588 and his work is widely seen as the single most important act in ensuring the survival of the Welsh language.

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Prehistoric rock art find on the Brecon Beacons

Prehistoric rock art find in Brecon Beacons

Prehistoric rock art find in Brecon Beacons

The first known discovery of a prehistoric rock engraving on the Breacon Beacons has been found on land we care for. Specialists believe it was probably a primitive waymarker helping Bronze Age communities to find their way around prehistoric Wales.

Llanerchaeron's cabinets of curiosity

Miss Pamela Ward donated over 4,000 objects to our collections at Llanerchaeron. How do we choose what goes on display and what doesn’t?

We’d like you to become the curators of this collection, visit our Facebook page and start curating your own cabinet of curiosity.