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
What better way to discover winter's secrets than on foot. 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.
Free open day on 7 March
Enjoy free admission at many of our places in Northern Ireland on Saturday 7 March. Meet our staff and volunteers and find out more about the amazing places we look after. Fermanagh places are also open for free on Sunday 8 March.
Note: Carrick-a-Rede excluded. Murlough NNR, Portstewart Strand and Downhill Demesne and are open but no facilities. Hezlett House, Derrymore House and Gray's Printing press are closed.
Caring for 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
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.
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.