North West

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

Places to visit

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Friends enjoying a Christmas walk

Christmas days out in the North West 

Experience traditions from the past at special places in the North West this Christmas. Step into rooms dressed the season with handmade decorations, tap your toes and sing along to carols, and get cosy in our tea-rooms with festive food and drink.

A selection of Christmas food and drink from the National Trust Online Shop

Shopping in the North West 

Enjoy festive surroundings and a more tranquil Christmas shopping experience at special places in the North West. Escape the crowds with weekday opening and make the most of your visit with Christmas events and cosy tearooms.

Festive family days

A group of adults enjoying the Christmas lights at Dunham Massey

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.