National Trust

Frosty flurries

Enjoy space to breathe this winter

Get festive

Start your Christmas shopping early

Adventure time

Activities to do at home and outdoors

Chirk, Wrexham

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

Partially open today
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Seaham, County Durham

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

Open today
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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.

Partially open today
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What's open?

We're open and safe for you to visit. In England, we're pleased to have been able to keep our gardens, parks and outdoor spaces open through the current lockdown. From 2 December, we're reopening some houses and seating areas in cafés. In tier 3, indoor areas will remain closed and cafés will be takeaway only. Please follow your area's tiering system and government guidance when planning a visit.

Following Welsh government guidance, all places in Wales are now open for Wales residents.

In line with Northern Ireland Executive circuit break restrictions, our gardens and parks in Northern Ireland will open from 28 November. All houses, shops and visitors centres will stay closed during the circuit break until 11 December, and cafés will be takeaway only.

To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at weekends and school holidays. Every Friday we release new tickets for the following week, around 700,000 tickets are available weekly. Please always check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.

Check our helpful coronavirus FAQs

Read our latest statement update 27 November

How to book your visit 

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

A red squirrel sitting on the branch of a tree

Top places to spot red squirrels 

The red squirrel is an endangered British species. However, by managing their habitats and keeping out grey squirrels, there are opportunities to spot them at places we care for. In autumn the squirrels are easier to spot as they come down from the trees looking for nuts ahead of winter.

Wool Mouse Nativity Set from the National Trust online shop

For an eco-friendly Christmas 

This year nature has mattered more than ever, so why not show it some love with our sustainable Christmas range? From unique handmade decorations to recyclable wrapping paper, there’s something for everyone to decorate their home, spruce up their tree or wrap their perfect gifts.

 Visitors exploring the medieval ruins at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire


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The Writing Room at Sissinghurst Castle, Kent

Virtual backgrounds for Zoom 

Fancy a change of scene for your virtual meetings? From beautiful libraries to quirky studies and other striking interiors, discover some of our best background images to download for your Zoom calls and online catch-ups.

Celebrating National Tree Week