National Trust

Dazzling blooms

Bursts of colour to brighten your day

Get gardening

Be inspired by our gardens and gardeners

Tasty treats

Easy-to-make bakes and more delicious, healthy dishes

Chirk, Wrexham

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

Seaham, County Durham

County Durham's coastline has emerged from a polluted industrial past to become a haven for wildlife

near Saltash, Cornwall

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

Where can I visit?

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open. Many houses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are now open to visit.

Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. When space is available, particularly on weekdays, pre-booking isn't always necessary.​ But to guarantee entry, please always book in advance, especially at busier times like weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you travel and follow government guidance when you visit.

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Read our latest statement update 24 May 2021 >

How to book your visit 

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

Summer highs

Sign in field of Dame Vera Lynn Down

Meadow renamed in tribute to Dame Vera Lynn 

A wildflower meadow on the White Cliffs of Dover has been renamed after Dame Vera Lynn to mark the anniversary of her death. The land, which you helped us save for the nation, was renamed to pay tribute to the wartime singer and her enduring connection to the landscape. In 2017, she lent her support to our £1m fundraising campaign to save 178 acres of arable land on the clifftops.

Visitors enjoying summer colours


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Bee on a chive flower at Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire


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Cherubim sundial

Summer solstice traditions 

The longest day - this year it's 21 June - has been marked as the high point of summer, or midsummer, since the Neolithic era. Curator Catherine Troiano looks at the traditions and folklore of this ancient festival and explores how it was observed at the places we care for in days gone by.

The exterior of Doyden House, which contains the Rumps apartment, Port Quin, Cornwall

Creating memories

Plan your summer break with friends or family, from woodland camping to cottages by the sea. Already got your summer holiday sorted? Why not look ahead and book a break for later in the year.

Cushions showing the new summer pattern for riverlands and summer throws are seen in the cupboard

Style of the summer

Bring the outdoors in and fill your home with the style and scent of summer with our exclusive Riverlands collection that celebrates the beauty and wildlife of the rivers in our care.