Whether you're looking to celebrate old traditions, make new memories or simply escape the hustle and bustle of the high street – it wouldn't be Christmas without us

Close up image of red and gold decorations on a Christmas tree

Last minute preparations


Preparing our Christmas decorations

Thank you to our members, donors, visitors and volunteers for helping make Christmas special. Merry Christmas from the National Trust.

Fountains Cottage in the snow, North Yorkshire

Christmas getaways 

If you're looking for an excuse to go somewhere new this season, then our pick of the best Christmas and New Year cottages are for you. Whether clusters for big family parties or hidden-away breaks, our holiday cottages will help you celebrate the festive season in a home away from home.


The 12 walks of Christmas

Christmas is a time for tradition, and one of the most popular festive pastimes is a walk with family and friends. Discover 12 Christmas walks that everyone can enjoy this festive season.

Experience Christmas at our places

The cellarium at Fountains Abbey lit up at Christmas

Christmas at Fountains Abbey 

Light up your Christmas with a trip to Fountains Abbey - glowing with bright coloured lights. Guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit on a cold winter’s afternoon.

Children admiring the enourmous Christmas tree at Ickworth, The Rotunda, Suffolk

12 reasons why we want to say thank you this Christmas 

From our volunteers to our members, visitors and donors, our supporters have made a huge difference.