North East

Enjoy the spring blossom

Get lost in characterful houses and their glorious gardens, discover atmospheric woodland and rugged coastlines and explore the gems of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Places to visit

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Coronavirus update 

From end of Tuesday 24 March, we closed all our car parks to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. This followed the decision to close our parks and gardens in addition to our houses, shops and cafes. We urge people to stay local and observe social distancing. Please do not travel.

Discover North East history

Our work in the North East

Runners competing in the Great North Run

Run the Great North Run 2020 for the National Trust 

Want to be a part of the iconic Great North Run this year? We’ve got some very special Great North Run charity places up for grabs, and the world’s biggest half marathon on 13 September 2020 ends at our very own Souter Lighthouse.

Holidays in the North East

Woman volunteering in the kitchen at Wallington

Volunteering in the North East  

It's the skills, time and passion of our volunteers that make our places special. Whether you're looking to help in the great outdoors, work with the public or get up close and personal with our houses, we’ve plenty of opportunities to get involved at places you love in the North East.

Volunteers on the Bellister Estate, Northumberland.

Lease of Land at Bellister Castle 

We're proposing to grant a lease of the land and buildings at Bellister Castle in Northumberland. Download the public notice to learn more.