Northern Ireland

Truly breathtaking, from the legendary basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway to the haunting Fermanagh lakeland

Places to visit

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Decking the halls at The Argory

Festive fun this Christmas…in Northern Ireland 

We’ve got Christmas all wrapped up with a bumper list of festive things to see and do this winter...

National Trust gift membership

Gift membership - the gift that gives all year 

Looking for a Christmas present with a difference? Our gift membership will bring joy all year round.

Places to visit

Let's go walking

Time for outdoor adventures

News from Northern Ireland

Upcoming events

Mount Stewart

Santa at Mount Stewart

Sun 04 Dec 2016
We are delighted to announce the return of our annual Christmas Experience. Come and visit Santa and Mrs Claus in the wonderful setting of Mount Stewart House. Please Note: Santa is now Fully Booked
Castle Ward

Santa's House

Sun 04 Dec 2016
It wouldn't be Christmas without coming to Castle Ward to see Santa and Mrs Claus, and this year they have a new place to call home!
Mount Stewart

Monthly Birdwatching

Wed 07 Dec 2016
Mount Stewart and surrounds is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.
Rowallane Garden

Yuletide Market

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Rowallane is offering you the chance to come along and enjoy the seasonal festive feeling and have a fun day out for you and your family.
Castle Coole

Magical Christmas

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Visit Castle Coole to check on how the elves are preparing for Christmas this year, and visit Santa and Mrs Claus by the range in the kitchen.
Castle Coole

Annual Spring Bulb Plant

Sun 05 Mar 2017
Join staff and volunteers at Castle Coole to muck in and plant plenty of snowdrops on the estate at Castle Coole, Remember to wrap up warm and be prepared to get messy!
Enjoy the Santa Experience at Mount Stewart

Book your Santa experience 

Meet Santa at one of our special places and enjoy a magical Christmas experience. Please book your Santa experience early to avoid disappointment as Mr Claus is a very popular man!

Conservation work at Mount Stewart

Conservation projects in Northern Ireland  

Conservation is at the heart of what we do as a charity. Here are some of the current projects we are working on to protect our special places for ever, for everyone...

Brent geese at Strangford Lough

Brent geese arrive at Strangford Lough 

The annual arrival of around 75% of the world’s population of Brent Geese onto the shores of Strangford Lough is a sight to behold.

Allotments at Springhill National Trust Northern Ireland

Harvest time on our allotments  

After months of hard work, the fruits of summer are ready to be picked on our allotments


Mount Stewart garden secrets

Neil Porteous, Head of Gardens, reveals more about his favourite place

Get involved in Northern Ireland