The Sumner family at Hatchlands Park
The Sumner family lived at Hatchlands Park for over a century from 1770. They made many changes to the house and parkland before they sold the estate to the Rendel family in 1888.
The Yorkes of Erddig - Simon or Philip?
Find out about the individuals who owned Erddig throughout its history. After the sale of Erddig following Joshua Edisbury's bankruptcy in 1709, it was bought by John Meller in 1714 and then descended within one family - the Yorkes - until its donation to the National Trust in 1973.
The Strickland family through the ages
Walk through the Strickland familys history, from the 12th-century right up to the present day.
Some of our residents
Sir John Vanbrugh was, by turns, businessman, soldier, playwright, herald and architect of some of t…
Cashiered from the Royal Navy, William Augustus Bowles, started life as a total nobody. Yet disgrace…
William and Dorothy Wordsworth's childhood at Wordsworth House in Cockermouth, Cumbria, was a time o…
This month, we transport ourselves to the 1930s and meet the family of Plas Newydd, Wales.
At this time, the Marquess of Anglesey, Charles, the Marchioness of Anglesey, Marjorie and their six children were all in residence at Plas Newydd. Find out what it was like for the family.
You'll discover even more about the people behind our places when you visit one of our houses and buildings. With stories of intrigue and mystery both above and below stairs, our places are brought to life when you imagine yourself in their shoes.