Some of the smaller places we care for in England are open with guided experiences or you may need to travel by boat to reach them, so you’ll need to pre-book before your visit. Our tours will be led by expert volunteers and will show the places in a new light. Tickets are released on a Thursday for a two week period.
At Blickling this autumn, enjoy misty morning wanderings on the Lake Walk, golden carpets of beech leaves and watching the layers of colour change from the parterre's new terraced lawn, great with a warming soup made from our walled-garden produce.
The garden at Felbrigg provides all sorts of varieties of gourds, squashes and pumpkins, ready for harvest time at the hall while the woodland has dazzling displays of autumn colour throughout October and November.
As well as a colourful leaf display, autumn is a good time to see butterflies and commas at Sheringham Park. Look out for the first pink footed geese arriving, as well as winter thrushes, fieldfare and redwings and listen out for the squabbling of colourful jays.
Oxburgh Hall is currently undergoing an exciting restoration and it's all thanks to your support. Whilst work continues on the roof, enjoy a walk around the ground floor rooms which have re-opened, as well as the landscape, discovering new areas of the parkland.
Look out for our nocturnal residents, bats and moths, and see how the apple orchard fills with autumnal colour at Horsey Windpump. Join us for our dark skies festival in September and October half term nature trail.
Norfolk is a great place for a day out with the family. From crabbing at Blakeney, cycling at Blickling and wildlife watching at Sheringham Park. Get ready to build a den at Felbrigg Hall or join us for a nature trail at Horsey Windpump and an awesome autumn scavenger hunt at Oxburgh Hall during half-term.
Throughout Norfolk there are many trails and footpaths that will take you through stunning scenery, from the iconic coastline to the Norfolk Broads. As well as the coastal path, head off the beaten track at Sheringham Park, Felbrigg Hall and Blickling Estate.
The dazzling displays of autumn colour are abundant throughout the gardens and estate at Blickling from the oak, beech, lime and sweet chestnut trees. Enjoy a walk around the lake to see their colour reflected in the calm waters, or head to the Great Wood in search of weird and wonderful fungi.
Possibly one of Norfolk's best kept secrets. The Great Wood at Felbrigg, with its eye-catching autumn foliage is quite the spectacle. Walk down the beech-lined tree avenue on the Victory V walk, where the magnificent trees tower above, creating tunnels of colour. Even the narrow winding lane aptly named 'Lion's Mouth' surely hints at the colourful treat that awaits you.
Come and appreciate the changing of the seasons at Oxburgh and the colour of the estate at this time of year. Walk to our stunning copper beech tree on the South Lawn and contemplate it's beauty from the bench below, or stroll through the Wilderness and its colourful tree lined avenue.
From artistic masterpieces and vast tapestries to precious personal possessions, the range and breadth of the collections in our care is astonishing. Discover more about some of the intriguing objects featured in our recent book – 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust – dig deeper into their stories and, from September, get up close as some of the treasures go on special display at over 50 of our places.
Best breeding season for rare little terns for 25 years
One of the UK’s few remaining little tern colonies at Blakeney National Nature Reserve has had its most successful season for 25 years thanks to a lack of disturbance, few predators and a helping of luck. This year, nesting pairs of little terns fledged over 200 chicks at Blakeney Point.
Archaeologist discovers rare items under the floor of Oxburgh Hall
An archaeologist working alone through lockdown in the attic rooms of Oxburgh Hall has uncovered thousands of rare items under the floorboards. The variety, age and significance of the items found and what they reveal make it a unique discovery.
Follow our most ambitious restoration project to date, which will secure the future of this 500 year old building. Along the way we'll share our discoveries, life behind the scenes and opportunities to take a closer look.
Not far from Cambridge you'll find Anglesey Abbey, a Jacobean style house with gardens and watermill. A little further afield you'll discover the working estate of Wimpole with its mansion and farm, the distinctive fenland landscape of Wicken Fen and views of one of the last working mills on the River Ouse.
With a landscape made famous by the artist John Constable to the royal burial ground at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk has a fascinating history. There's lots of variety too, from the coastline in the east to the picturesque wool towns in the west. And you won't want to miss Ickworth with its Italianate garden and parkland.
Tucked away in Essex you'll find hidden gems like Paycoke's House and Garden, Blake's Wood and Danbury Common, as well as some of our more well known places like Hatfield Forest. Over the border in Bedfordshire, enjoy the view from Dunstable Downs and in Hertfordshire, Ashridge Estate is ideal for walks with the family.