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Bee on a round purple flower

Explore bee-friendly gardens 

For World Bee Day on 20 May, find out where you can explore the most bee-friendly gardens in our care. These gardens are filled with these pollinators' favourite flowers as well as beehives to call home.

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.

Cyclists exploring the new woodland trail at Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Best places to go cycling 

Discover some of the best bike rides through the woodland and countryside we look after. Get a new perspective from the saddle of some of our best-loved places.

Rudyard Kipling's writing desk in the study at Bateman's, East Sussex

Places with literary connections 

Visit some of the places we look after that have inspired famous writers, playwrights and poets, including the homes of Beatrix Potter, Virginia Woolf and Thomas Hardy.

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.

Gardeners adding compost to the beds at Nymans, West Sussex

How to make your own compost 

Follow these simple steps to make your own nutrient-packed compost at home. Learn about the qualities of good compost and find out top tips, including how to turn your heap and build your compost beds.

Red and white roses in a still life by Ambrosius Bosschaert at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire

Roses in art and collections we care for 

Did you know that the ancient Greeks and Romans loved to grow roses? Discover the roots and symbolism of these much-loved flowers through the objects and art in our care.

A man walking a dog on cliffs above Godrevy beach at golden hour

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

Highertown Farm Campsite, Cornwall

Plan a camping holiday 

Pitch your tent by a lake, stay in a camping pod in the woods or park your campervan at the base of a mountain on your next holiday.

A spread of children's toys including a kite, binoculars and an outdoor activity book

Shop toys and games 

Encourage the kids to get out into nature with our range of activity sets, games and books. From den-building kits to toy sailing boats, you'll find plenty of ideas for outdoor play.

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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