North West

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

Places to visit

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A man and his dog walk toward the house at Lyme, Cheshire

Top winter walks in the North West 

Pull on your boots, wrap up and head out this winter on a walk. With three magnificent deer parks, country-house grounds and rugged coastline, what will you discover?

A couple enjoying a walk at Speke Hall

Best places to visit in the North West this winter 

Make the most of your membership, discover somewhere new on your doorstep, or shake off those winter cobwebs with a day out in the North West.

A red squirrel eats a nut at the base of a tree at Formby

Winter wildlife in the North West 

You can spot rare red squirrels, majestic deer and other creatures more easily when the trees have shed their leaves. See what winter wildlife is waiting to be discovered near you.

Three stags in the snow on a wintry day at Lyme, Cheshire

Winter photography tips 

A fan of photography or looking to start a new hobby? Make the most of the dramatic winter lighting and weather conditions at our places to get some truly unique shots.

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 

Find out about our latest news, offers and general availability this spring.