Discover the history of the architecture and interior design of houses we care for and how we preserve the features and collections at buildings that date back to the 11th century.
Explore the Baroque cultural movement and discover how its opulent, theatrical style swept across Europe in the 17th century, influencing art, architecture and music.
Learn how Palladianism combined classically symmetrical exteriors with lavish interiors and went on to gain huge popularity with renowned architects in England in the 18th century.
Discover how it became popular in the 18th and 19th centuries to style literature, architecture, art, music and more after the features of the late medieval Gothic period.
Learn how social and technological change have influenced architecture throughout history, and find out where to see examples of each period at the places in our care.
Dovecotes were built by wealthy and aristocratic families from the Norman period onwards and doves were kept for both food, feathers and as status symbols.
A hermitage is both a place where religious men lived to escape the temptations of the world and a retreat for 18th century aristocrats to take rest on their walks. See these architectural features across Britain.
We care for around 170 war memorials, with about 70 of those from the First World War. Discover the stories behind the monuments and find out where you can find them.
As fashions change over the eras, so do our homes. Explore the history of British interior design and learn about the centuries of design innovation at the places we care for.
Find out from our team of building surveyors how you can keep your own ‘stately home’ maintained to a National Trust standard this year