National Trust

Stretch your legs

Enjoy a summer walk near you

Houses reopening

Welcoming you back inside our houses

Get gardening

Be inspired by our gardens and gardeners

Chirk, Wrexham

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

Seaham, County Durham

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

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.

Where can I visit?

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open. Many houses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are now open to visit.

Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. When space is available, particularly on weekdays, pre-booking isn't always necessary.​ But to guarantee entry, please always book in advance, especially at busier times like weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you travel and follow government guidance when you visit.

Check our helpful coronavirus FAQs >

Read our latest statement update 24 May 2021 >

How to book your visit 

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

Summer highs

Father and daughter picnic on grass

Perfect picnic spots 

It's National Picnic Week from 19-27 June 2021, so pack a hamper, round up friends and family and enjoy a leisurely summer's day outside. Whether you prefer golden sand, wildflower meadows or rolling green hills, there's a landscape for every taste.

Visitors paddling in the brook at Longshaw, Peak District

Britons ‘vote with their feet’ for a summer of simple pleasures 

To celebrate the arrival of summer, we conducted research to find out how the nation is planning to make the most of the season. The results showed that many of us are hoping for a ‘barefoot summer’ of simple pleasures – and we've got plenty of ideas to get you started.

Visitors enjoying summer colours


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Bee on a chive flower at Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire


Everyone needs nature, now more than ever. Donate today and you could help people and nature to thrive at the places we care for.

Perpetual almanack

Summer solstice traditions 

The longest day - this year it's 21 June - has been marked as the high point of summer, or midsummer, since the Neolithic era. Curator Catherine Troiano looks at the traditions and folklore of this ancient festival and explores how it was observed at the places we care for in days gone by.

Pitched tents at Great Langdale campsite in Cumbria with views of the surrounding mountain range

Plan your camping trip

We have campsites in beautiful locations. You could pitch your tent by a lake, go glamping in the woods, or park your campervan at the base of a mountain.

Casual dining products including bamboo cutlery and plates and a glass pitcher jug

Pack the perfect picnic

Get ready for your next adventure with our stylish picnic essentials. Find everything you need for your al fresco feast – or indoor picnic if the weather isn't on your side.