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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Family walking dogs

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We're reopening the places you love, gradually, safely and in step with government advice. Our houses, gardens and parklands remain closed for now. But we're opening some of our coast and countryside car parks in England, so you can get out into green spaces. You'll need to book for some of them. Some coast and countryside car parks in Northern Ireland will start to reopen from 27 May. For now, all car parks in Wales have to remain closed on government advice. Read this article to find out what's open, how you can visit, and what to expect from your visit.

The laburnum arch at Seaton Delaval Hall in bloom

Explore summer gardens from your sofa 

Whilst we all stay safe at home; our gardens are coming to life for the summer across the North of England. Uncover fascinating stories, unusual plants and the seasonal spectacles to look forward to when we re-open.

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.