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Visitors walking with their dog on the beach at Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland

Top coastal walks 

Explore some of the UK's most famous natural landmarks on a coastal walk. With a variety of walking trails offering clifftop views, golden sands and local wildlife, there's a walk for everyone.

Starry night sky over Cragside, Northumberland

Best places to see Northern Lights 

If you missed the recent Northern Lights show this weekend, there are still many places in our care where the aurora borealis has been known to appear. Discover the best places to catch a glimpse of this natural phenomenon.

Visitors in the 16th century kitchen at Buckland Abbey, Devon

Places with famous connections 

Walk in the footsteps of famous people. From The Beatles to Sir Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie to Isaac Newton, discover more as you step into their former homes.

Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire, on a sunny day

Top parklands to explore 

Discover wildlife, woods and wide open spaces when you visit one of these impressive parklands. Walk, cycle, picnic, play or simply relax in nature.   

Start your journey of discovery

Delve into history, get tips from our experts, learn a new skill and go behind the scenes of your favourite places.

Things to see and do

Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott being filmed cooking in an outdoor kitchen at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off 

Find out about ITV's new series, Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off, where celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott hosts a friendly cooking competition at some of the kitchen gardens in our care. The first episode airs at 11.40am on 18 May 2024 on ITV1 and ITVX.

Visitors walking the Ridge Trail at Divis and the Black Mountain, County Antrim.

How walking in nature can help wellbeing 

This Mental Health Awareness Week (13–19 May), discover how walking can help improve your fitness, give you a better night's sleep and lift your mood.

Adonis Blue butterfly

Top tips for butterfly spotting 

Learn how to spot butterflies without scaring them away, and find out what types of plants will attract them to your garden.

A tall pointed stone obelisk stands in front of a old mansion that resembles a Venetian palace

National Trust Podcast: series eight 

Immerse yourself in the past or explore the natural world from your armchair in series eight of the National Trust Podcast. Solve a medieval murder mystery, journey to remote corners or learn how to garden in unconventional spaces.

In the news

His Majesty The King, our Patron, and Hilary McGrady, Director-General of the National Trust

His Majesty The King will continue as our Patron 

We're delighted that His Majesty The King will continue to be our Patron. King Charles is a passionate supporter of our work, particularly of our campaigns on rural and conservation issues.

Holidays and shopping

The exterior of Portbraddan Cottage, County Antrim

Plan a summer break 

Before the summer holidays start, get ahead of the crowds and enjoy the longer days relaxing in a fairytale hideaway or a riverside woodland cottage.

The Grand Adventure Map laid out on a wooden table

Introducing the Grand Adventure Map 

Tick off more than 700 places across the UK with the Grand Adventure Map, created in collaboration with National Trust Scotland. The map includes everything you need to plan your visit, so you can find houses, parks, woodlands and beaches all the way from Cornwall to the Shetland Islands.

A young child and her mother bending down to look at flowers in the Sunken Garden in May at Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland


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