National Trust

Places make us

Explore the stories that will show you why

Spread your wings

Time to enjoy your wild side

Dramatic moments

Lose yourself in the power of nature

near Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxfordshire

Discover the myths and memories of an ancient country house, a compelling time capsule of 400 years of family life

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Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire

Dutch water garden - a rare and beautiful survival

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Ely, Cambridgeshire

The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen

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Sylvia taking a well earned rest on Great Gable

These are the places that make us  

Whether it's the place where you first fell in love, somewhere to escape the bustle of everyday life, or where you go to get closer to nature, we all make special connections with different places. These are the places that make us who we are.

For Sylvia, her fondest memories of the last 50 years have been found on Great Gable in the Lake District. Join her as she takes a trip back to the mountain that has shaped her life.

Bodiam Castle viewed through a frame of autumn leaves

Ten castles to visit 

Wars, ghosts and royal skullduggery abound in ancient castles. Lose yourself in history as you search for bats among the battlements, discover secret, hidden passageways and retrace the steps of smugglers of old.

Walking through autumn woods


Explore special places with National Trust membership. Your support helps to protect and maintain these places – for ever, for everyone.

House Manager Sarah looking after Nostell collection, Wakefield.


It’s only with your support that we can look after the places that make our world a bit more special.

Visitors crossing the Debdon Burn stream at Cragside

Annual General Meeting 

This year’s AGM will be held on Saturday 20 October 2018 at the STEAM Museum in Swindon. You can tune in to watch a live stream of the event from 10.20am on Saturday.

Close up of poppies in a field for remembrance

Remembering the First World War: Centenary exhibitions and events 

2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. Places across the country will be hosting exhibitions and events to commemorate the Armistice, where you can discover the stories of those whose lives were affected by the conflict.

The sitting room at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Half-term holidays

Make the school holidays extra special and treat the whole family to a half-term getaway at one of our cosy holiday cottages.

Add a touch of style to your home with our collection of throws and rugs

For the fireside sitters

Add a touch of style to your home with our collection of throws and rugs.