A view from the bastion at Scotney Castle overlooking the old castle and rhododendrons

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A large tree lies in front of the house at Scotney Castle, Kent, after the Great Storm

Thirtieth anniversary of the Great Storm  

This October marks thirty years since the Great Storm hit the South East. The National Trust lost of hundreds of thousands of trees across 3,000 acres of land. But it was also a chance to re-evaluate the way we work in the outdoors.

Top spots for autumn colour

What's coming up this autumn

Plan ahead for Christmas
Red Christmas decorations hang on the fireplace

The countdown to Christmas is on 

Relive your favourite Christmas traditions and create new ones with family and friends. Wander around houses filled with decorations handmade by crafty volunteers, follow a festive trail or tuck into delicious treats in our cosy cafés and tearooms. Whatever you plan, when you weave your Christmas story with us, you help us tell new stories at our places for years to come.

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