North West

A tree full of red autumn leaves at Speke Hall

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

Places to visit

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Family on the mill meadow at Quarry Bank in autumn

Where you can visit 

We're starting to reopen some National Trust gardens and parks, as well as car parks, in line with government guidance. You will need to book your visit in advance. In the North West, this week you can book visits to Speke Hall, Quarry Bank, Dunham, Lyme and Tatton Park. We'll be opening new places when we can, so check back each week.

Mum and toddler in autumn park with deer

Half term adventures in the North West 

Enjoy some fresh air on discovery trails in the great outdoors, or step back in time inside historic places with activities for the whole family.

Trees house and lake in autumn at Lyme, Cheshire

Autumn in the North West 

Make the most of autumn days at National Trust places near you. Crunch through leaves on a walk through a rainbow of autumn colour, take in seasonal spectacles such as the annual deer rut, and warm up on those colder days with comforting food and drink.

North West histories

Uncover our collection 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.