North West

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

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Wine at a picnic

Summer nights in the North West 

With the arrival of warmer days and longer evenings why not experience some alfresco entertainment at our places this summer? Pack a picnic blanket, chill the wine and invite friends along for a night out with a difference.

Summer activities for families

Visitors in the gardens at Lyme

Looking after Lyme 

This spectacular estate needs your support. Donate now and help us care for Lyme.

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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.

A print depicting the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester.

Marking the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre 

In 2019 we're shining a light on two places in the North West with connections to the Peterloo Massacre and discovering more about their stories through contemporary art.

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.