Flower beds starting to bloom in the walled gardens

Mansions nestled into rolling hills, riverside meadows and mature woodland

Places to visit

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Fluffy kestrel chick at 18 days old being safely held by the feet for ringing

Looking after kestrel chicks in the Chilterns Countryside 

The Chilterns Countryside rangers were very excited to see eggs in their kestrel nest box this year. They’ve been following their progress from the ranger office via a nest-cam.

Buscot Weir at The Buscot and Coleshill Estates Oxfordshire

Summer holiday activities in Oxfordshire 

Banish boredom as the summer holiday weeks wear on. A refreshing hour or two in the space and beauty of one of our special places will reboot your kids and resurrect your day.

Summer in Oxfordshire

Shell Room at Basildon Park

After-hours house tours at Basildon Park 

Invite friends and family to join you for champagne and canapés after hours at Basildon Park for the first time. Every Thursday evening in June and July, house manager Sebastian Conway invites you to join him for a behind-the-scenes house tour followed by refreshments in the garden room.

Little gems

Lots to see and do in West Oxfordshire

Visitors enjoying the Grecian Valley at Stowe Gardens

Supporter groups in Thames Valley 

There are loads of friendly National Trust supporter groups in the Thames Valley. They help support our places like Stowe, Hughenden and Greys Court by volunteering and fundraising. They also get together for fun days out, holidays and lectures.