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21 Aug 17

Revealing the Trust's hidden treasures

Did you know that the Trust owns a former Victorian gin palace in Belfast? Or that we look after a carriage museum?

Looking after grand historic houses, sweeps of countryside and perfect, hidden gardens is a big part of what the National Trust does, but there's a lot more to us than that. In this extract from 'The National Trust Tour of Britain', Anna Groves and Sally Palmer reveal five of the smaller, quirkier Trust places.

Read on to discover a former post office, a fascinating farming family's library and more.

Crown Bar Belfast Liquor saloon

03 Aug 17

The 2017 Wainwright Prize Winner is revealed

John Lewis-Stempel has won the Wainwright Prize for the second time with his book, Where Poppies Blow.

As the world marks the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele this week, Where Poppies Blow offers a fresh and unique take on the experiences of British soldiers in the First World War and brings together John Lewis-Stempel's two loves: nature and military history.

Find out more about the winner and Wainwright Prize.

Wainwright prize winning book

24 Jul 17

A special place to stay

National Trust holiday cottages are not just a comfortable place to rest at night. Many also have their own story to tell.

They may have been built to house estate workers, as a holiday home for the wealthy or even as a hunting lodge. In our latest blog post Jane Eastoe, author of 'A Cottage in the Country', reveals just some of the stories behind five of our holiday cottages, from why they were built to the people who lived in them. Read on to find out more.

The Bothy at Powis Castle