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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.

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Special exhibitions 

Visit the exhibitions hosted at some of the places we look after. From showcasing art and collections to exploring the connections between people and places, there's lots to discover.

Family exploring the gardens in spring at Sizergh Castle, Cumbria
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Family-friendly castles 

From fairytale fortresses to medieval ruins, discover the castles in our care where kids can let their imaginations run wild.

A cyclist in a yellow winter coat rides his bike through the heathland of Carding Mill Valley, with rolling hills seen in the background.
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Best places for a longer bike ride 

Discover paths across the UK where you can take a longer bike ride. You'll find a range of routes from family-friendly trails to challenging climbs surrounded by far-reaching countryside views.

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

Terracotta and black plate in Hamilton 'Collection of Etruscan Greek and Roman Antiquities' (Naples: 1766-1767), part of the Library collection at Tatton Park, Cheshire.
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Great books in our collections 

It's World Book Day on 2 March, so why not explore the highlights from more than half a million books and manuscripts in the collections we care for?

A member of staff kneeling down, checking on cuttings of the Ankerwycke yew in the plant nursery at the Plant Conservation Centre
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Plant Conservation Centre 

Learn about how we protect the rarest and most historically significant plants in our care at the Plant Conservation Centre.

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How to make a bird feeder 

If you’d like to see more birds in your outdoor space, discover how you can make a simple bird feeder with just a few items and ingredients.

The entrance hall at Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, in Cumbria
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Behind the scenes 

Explore the stories of places in our care with behind-the-scenes videos. Watch Manchester's Castlefield Viaduct transform into a 'garden in the sky', take a virtual tour of Beatrix Potter's Cumbrian home and uncover an Anglo-Saxon burial ground in Suffolk.

Free Wills Month

Two women exploring the garden in spring at Cotehele, Cornwall
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Free will writing 

It's Free Wills Month, so if you're 55 or older you can write or amend a simple will for free. Discover the legal specialists we've partnered with so our supporters can write a will for free, either online, over the phone or face to face.

In the news

National Trust Council members standing on a bridge in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
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Applications to join the council are now open 

We’re looking for inspiring people to join the Council from every background, every walk of life and every kind of experience. You'll have a desire to look after nature, beauty and history and to get involved in our work. Apply before 2 April 2024.

Holidays and shopping

The exterior of Chaplain's House, Wraxall, Somerset
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Holiday to a film location 

Fancy taking a break somewhere you've seen in a film or TV series? Whether you're a fan of Game of Thrones or Harry Potter, discover the places behind the screen at one of our holiday cottages.

A scarf with a pink and green pattern inspired by Blakeney Point, Norfolk

Gifts for someone special 

Find a gift they'll love this Mother's Day. Shop garden décor, colourful homeware and stylish accessories, or let them choose with a gift card to use online or in store.

Two visitors exploring the garden in spring at Quarry Bank, Cheshire

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