National Trust

Mal's story

These are the places that make us

Julie's story

These are the places that make us

Margaret's story

These are the places that make us

near Redruth, Cornwall

Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre

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Templepatrick, County Antrim

The finest example in Ireland of Robert Adam's neoclassical architecture

Looe, Cornwall

Stretch your legs in a living Cornish landscape

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Mal at Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula

These are the places that make us  

Whether it's the place you fell in love, somewhere to escape the bustle of everyday life, or where you go to get closer to nature, we all make special connections with different places. These are the places that make us who we are. For Mal, the Gower Peninsula in Wales has helped him come to terms with a life-changing injury, and make a group of life-long friends along the way. Join Mal and his walking group as they head out, sharing memories, laughter, and lots of singing.

Explore the new trails at Mount Stewart

How you can get more from membership 

There’s a host of ways to use National Trust membership on a regular basis, even if you've got just an hour to spare or a few days. Change up your exercise routine, unearth some local history or enjoy an evening out.

Walkers at Cwar Mawr Quarry in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales


Enjoy free access to more than 500 places with National Trust membership.

A stonemason restoring a garden wall at Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire


It’s only with your support that we can look after the places that make our world a bit more special.

Affectionate puffins on the Farne Islands

Hardy puffins are bouncing back 

Throughout May of last year, rangers on the Farne Islands in Northumberland checked hundreds of puffin burrows across eight islands. The final total reveals that numbers are up by 9 per cent on the previous count in 2013. Despite initial concerns that booming seal populations were flattening burrows, rangers counted more than 43,000 pairs of puffins. Keeping a close eye on the numbers going forwards, the team will switch from five-yearly to annual counts.

Exploring the house at Osterley Park and House, London

Leave a lasting gift 

When you leave a gift in your will to a place that’s special to you, you’re protecting it for the next generation.

The sitting and dining room at Chesil Cottage, Dorset

New places to stay

Every year we restore and refurbish holiday cottages, bothies and bunkhouses across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Find a range of indoor and outdoor toys for big imaginations at our online shop

Entertain the little ones

From pretend play to educational toys and family fun games, we've got playtime covered.