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Houses, great and small

Uncover remarkable treasures around every corner

Summer fun

Summer holiday activities wherever you are

Get gardening

Learn from our green-fingered experts

Chirk, Wrexham

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

Seaham, County Durham

County Durham's coastline has evolved from its industrial past to become a haven for wildlife

near Saltash, Cornwall

An atmospheric Tudor house with Medieval roots, a working mill on a historic quay, a glorious garden with valley views and an expansive estate to explore.

Visiting and booking information 

Find out what's open, which places need booking and what to expect from your visit.

Photographs hanging up on string in the Wightwick dark room

Photography connections at the places in our care 

It's World Photography Day (19 August) this week, so find out more about the photography connections at National Trust places. From the earliest surviving negative taken at Lacock Abbey to images that capture the excavation of the Great Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo, there's lots to discover.

Visitors at the beach at Robin Hood's Bay

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An Adonis blue butterfly

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Everyone needs nature, now more than ever. Donate today and you could help people and nature to thrive at the places we care for.

Harvesting potatoes in the Kitchen Garden at Ham House, London

What's in season: August 

Make the most of what August has to offer, including cucumbers, chilies and aubergines. Find out from our gardening experts which fruits and vegetables are best to harvest or buy this month and get ready serve up a storm at home.

Pea and feta salad

Tuck into summer recipes 

Whether you're looking for easy picnic snacks, treats for a summer feast or something sweet to indulge in, we've got some great recipes for you to enjoy.

The garden area at The Bakehouse, Middlebere Farm, Purbeck, Dorset

Create memories this summer

Book your summer holiday with us and enjoy a break full of the things that matter when you spend it with the ones you love.

Bird and insect homes, feeders and bird baths

Make space for wildlife

As summer gets going, wildlife can be found all around us. Why not tempt some creatures to your outside space with our range of houses, habitats, feeders and bird baths?