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National Trust reopens Penrhyn Castle

The opening of Penrhyn Castle from Monday 7 September marks the first in a series of phased steps to reopen houses and castles in Wales.

Published : 07 Sep 2020


Sunflowers at Rhosili

Rhosili and South Gower Coast, Swansea

What was the story behind the summer of sunflowers near Worms Head at Rhosili last year?

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National Trust announces spending cuts and redundancies in face of coronavirus

The National Trust is proposing £100m of annual savings following the impact of the coronavirus crisis, after warning almost every aspect of its income has been affected.

Published : 29 Jul 2020

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Green Recovery Wales festival a success as hundreds have their say virtually

The free online festival, which took place between 20 and 23 July, saw hundreds of people join in with live discussions, workshops and activities on how we can work together towards a greener future.

Published : 24 Jul 2020

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Nature-friendly farming sees threatened birds flock in their thousands to Pembrokeshire

Endangered birds are continuing to flock in their thousands to National Trust farmland in Pembrokeshire, according to the latest data from the conservation charity.

Published : 10 Jun 2020 Last update : 11 Jun 2020

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Wildlife-friendly gardening tips from the National Trust

National Trust gardening experts have shared their top tips for creating a wildlife-friendly space at home. From building bug hotels to growing plants for pollinators, there are a whole range of things to try.

Published : 28 May 2020

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A mow of support from Erddig

While Erddig is closed, National Trust staff are working hard to look after the house, collections and gardens, including Head Gardener Glyn Smith who has taking mowing to another level.

Published : 21 May 2020

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Earliest bloom in at least a decade for Bodnant Garden’s golden laburnum arch

The laburnum arch at the National Trust’s world famous Bodnant Garden in Conwy has produced its earliest blooms for a decade, following a record amount of sunshine in April and May.

Published : 18 May 2020

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A bumper year for apple blossom after sunniest April on record

A mild winter and weeks of continuous sunshine have resulted in a good year for apple blossom.

Published : 04 May 2020 Last update : 05 May 2020

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Nation turns to home-baking during lockdown as cheese scones top recipe list

The nation has turned to baking to cope with the lockdown with cheese scones, apple and rhubarb crumble and sponge cake topping the list of favourites, according to the National Trust.

Published : 29 Apr 2020

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Conservation continues as experts spring clean Powis Castle and share top tips to try at home

Chess pieces, chairs and Caesar busts are among the thousands of items being dusted at Powis Castle in Welshpool this month, as the National Trust’s house and collections team continue their cleaning regime to care for the historic site during lockdown.

Published : 27 Apr 2020

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Caring for Wales’ most-loved gardens during lockdown

National Trust gardeners caring for some of Wales’ most-loved green spaces have shared an insight into the essential maintenance, conservation tasks, wildlife surprises and seasonal sights taking place during lockdown.

Published : 21 Apr 2020

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From the cattle shed to the couch: National Trust shares its signs of spring online

Livestock rangers at Dinefwr in Carmarthenshire are providing a glimpse into calving season this spring by sharing updates from the cattle shed on the National Trust’s digital channels.

Published : 09 Apr 2020

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Launching the new footpath network on the Vile

Rhosili and South Gower Coast, Swansea

We’ve opened a new network of footpaths at Rhossili so that you can discover how we’re bringing wildlife back to the Vile.

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National Trust launches #BlossomWatch to emulate Japan’s Hanami

The conservation charity is encouraging those who can see a tree in flower to take a moment to pause, actively notice and enjoy the fleeting beauty of blossom, and share their images on social media for those who can’t see blossom themselves – to kick off a new British tradition of #BlossomWatch.

Published : 31 Mar 2020 Last update : 01 Apr 2020


Tredegar House project shortlisted for RICS Social Impact Award

Tredegar House

Tredegar House's laundry project has been shortlisted for the RICS Social Impact Award (Wales) 2020.


Enjoy a bird's eye view of Erddig

Erddig, Wrexham

Soar with the birds and enjoy new drone footage of Erddig.

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Erddig dogs welcome project

Erddig, Wrexham

Starting 1 February 2020, pooches can bound, sniff, scratch and jump freely in a special zone for dogs.