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Easter greetings

An Easter message from our Director-General

Bountiful blossom

Watch out for spring blossom wherever you are

Chirk, Wrexham

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

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Seaham, County Durham

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

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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.

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Coronavirus update

From end of Tuesday 24 March, we closed all our car parks to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. This followed the decision to close our parks and gardens in addition to our houses, shops and cafes.

We urge people to stay local and observe social distancing. Please do not travel.

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An Easter message from our Director-General

Easter is normally one of our busiest times, but this year, our Director-General, Hilary McGrady, is urging you to stay at home. Instead, we'll bring Easter fun to you, with plenty of activities that can be enjoyed from kitchens, living rooms and back gardens.

Visitors sitting beneath a Magnolia tree on the Lawn, Nymans, West Sussex, in April

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Plant survey along the coastal cliff tops of Trevose Head, Cornwall

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Embroidered linen and silk picture of a hare and spring flowers

Easter traditions, a moveable feast to enjoy 

Easter's a time of joy and new beginnings. In this guide, celebrate the weird and wonderful customs and traditions across the length and breadth of Britain, and beyond, that reflect both the Christian, and the non-Christian origins of this spring festival.

Signs of spring