North West

Visitors at Lyme in the Italian Garden

Explore magnificent houses, mighty castles, stunning coastline and dramatic landscapes.

Places to visit

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Coronavirus update 

From end of Tuesday 24 March, we closed all our car parks to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. This followed the decision to close our parks and gardens in addition to our houses, shops and cafes. We urge people to stay local and observe social distancing. Please do not travel.

Visitors in the garden in June at Quarry Bank, Cheshire

Gardens to visit in the North West 

From landscaped gardens at large country houses to a secret walled garden nestled among the trees, take in rainbows of colour at special places in the North West.

Step into spring at special places

Runners at Lyme Park, Cheshire

What's on in the North West 

From temporary exhibitions and guided tours, to seasonal events and workshops, there's always something new to discover at special places in the North West.

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Finding a future for Lancashire’s historic mills 

Lancashire’s crucial role in helping to define Britain’s industrial revolution is captured by two unique textile mills – amazing places that have an uncertain future. Find out how the National Trust is working with partners to to help find a future for Queen Street and Helmshore Mills.

Volunteers repairing a drystone wall

Volunteering opportunities in the North West  

You don't need to be an expert or a history buff to volunteer for the National Trust. If you've got enthusiasm and a bit of time to spare, we'd love to hear from you at any of the special places we look after in the North West.

The castle like appreance of a cottage with garden in full bloom

Holidays in the Lakes - latest news 

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, there's so much to explore on a holiday in the Lake District.