National Trust

Treasure trove

Showcasing 125 treasures in our collections

Blossom watch

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Plant a tree

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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 and countryside locations are open. Shops are also open and outdoor seating is now available at some cafés. 

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.

Reopening houses

From 17 May, we're reopening houses in England, and subject to government confirmation, we're planning to open houses in Wales from 17 May and in Northern Ireland from 24 May.

Check our helpful coronavirus FAQs >

Read our latest statement update 21 April 2021 >

How to book your visit 

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

125 treasures

Celebrating 125 treasures in our collections 

From artistic masterpieces and vast tapestries to precious personal possessions, the range and breadth of the collections in our care is astonishing. A new book – 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust – shares the stories behind remarkable objects from our collections.

Spring highlights

The Rock Garden in spring at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Bring spring colour into your garden 

Looking to get stuck into some spring gardening? We've got tips on planting blossom trees, a chapter on flower borders from The National Trust School of Gardening book, a video on how to grow the perfect veg, and more.

Summer's on the way

Runners competing in the Great North Run

Take part in the Great North Run 2021 

The Great North Run is back for 2021, taking place on 12 September. Whether you've already signed up for this year's run or you're thinking about taking part, find out how you can run for us and raise money to help look after the places you love.

Cerne Abbas giant from the air

Archaeologists surprised by likely age of Cerne Abbas Giant 

After 12 months of scientific analysis, we can for the first time reveal the likely age of the Cerne Giant, Britain’s largest and perhaps best-known chalk hill figure. Using state-of-the art sediment analysis funded by the National Trust, the University of Gloucestershire, Allen Environmental Archaeology and the Pratt Bequest, archaeologists have concluded the giant was probably first constructed in the late Saxon period.

Visitors in the garden in spring at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire


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Andrew Scott as Lord Merlin and supporting cast at Dyrham Park near Bath.

The Pursuit of love filming locations 

Based on Nancy Mitford’s novel The Pursuit of Love, this three-part BBC drama follows Linda Radlett (Lily James) on a whirlwind quest for romance that takes her from Oxfordshire to London, and Paris to the Pyrenees. Places we care for in the South West were the ideal backdrop to her adventures. Airing from 9 May at 9pm on Sundays. One to watch and see what you can spot, or catch up on BBC iPlayer.