We’ve opened more than 100 gardens and parks in England and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. From Monday 6 July, we’re gradually opening gardens and parklands in Wales. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. All National Trust houses remain closed for now. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.
Plan a longer trip to Northumberland and stay with us. Choose from two cottages on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Or you could stay nestled in the dunes behind Embleton Bay, in the charming fishermen's hamlet of Low Newton or in a former coastguard's cottage.
Do views across the harbour to Lindisfarne Castle from St Oswald's holiday cottage sound like your perfect holiday? Perhaps you'd prefer Risemoor set in the dunes near Newton Pool Nature Reserve, staying in Low Newton village square at Rockside, or even holidaying at Holy Island village with Glen House? We're sure to have a holiday cottage to suit you.
Occupying the site of a vegetable patch which once provided the soldiers in the Castle with food, this garden, crowned 'Garden of the Year' by Countryfile Magazine, is now a riot of hardy annuals, colourful perennials and heritage vegetables all working together to create a beautiful carpet of colour.
During the £3 million restoration of Lindisfarne Castle, we made a rather unexpected discovery; beautiful, intricate wall paintings that our expert conservators believe are likely to date back to the mid – late 17th century.
The exposed coastal location of Lindisfarne Castle means that the fabric of the building is under constant pressure from the elements. A major conservation and repair project was necessary to get the Castle into a good enough condition so it can be repaired in the future.