North West

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

Places to visit

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Get active outdoors in the North West

From gentle strolls to longer hikes in scenic surroundings, fast-paced running events for grown-ups to teaching little legs to ride a bike, there are plenty of ways to get active in the North West, all year round.

Step into spring at special places

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.

New for 2019

Artist Serena Korda installs her ceramic mushroom artwork

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.

A member of staff demonstrating one of the machines

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.