A special thank you to National Lottery players in Wales

Visitors making orange pomander decorations at a Christmas event

The Heritage Lottery Fund has supported many of our places across Wales. As a thank you for the huge role they have played in supporting us, we are offering free entry for anyone with a National Lottery ticket or scratch card to many of our special places between Wednesday 5 and Friday 7 December 2018.

The funding we have received from the Heritage Lottery Fund has enabled us to undertake many projects to look after our special places that would not otherwise have been possible.

As a celebration for National Lottery players and a thank you from us, between Wednesday 5 and Friday 7 December 2018 we are offering free entry at participating National Trust places.

The offer:

  • Free entry at participating National Trust places can be enjoyed with a purchased National Lottery ticket or proof of play for National Lottery draw-based game or scratch cards.                        
  • Purchased National Lottery ticket or proof of play must be shown at reception to gain free entry.
  • One National Lottery ticket provides free entry per group.
  • Children between the ages of 5 and 16 get in free with a lottery ticket-bearing adult.
  • Children 5 years of age and younger get in free under all circumstances.
  • All National Lottery games qualify for free entry, including tickets from any National Lottery draw-based game or National Lottery scratch card. Tickets / proof of ticket can be paper or digital.
  • The draw / purchase date on the ticket is not relevant. 
  • The offer is valid on 5, 6 and 7 December 2018 only. Please check the opening times of the place you wish to visit prior to setting out, as opening times and days vary.
  • The National Trust has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of venues reaching capacity, as well as unforeseen circumstances.

Terms and conditions:  

  • Free entry with a proof of purchase of a National Lottery ticket has no cash value.
  • Each National Lottery ticket surrendered applies to the cost of entry only and does not cover any car parking costs.
  • This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • It is not valid at a National Trust event where a separate charge is made for attendance.
  • This promotion does not include boat costs to and from the Farne Islands.
  • Sadly, not all of our places are able to participate in this promotion - please look at the PDF linked above for a list of those participating and check the property page before you set out.

Discover participating places in Wales

Participating National Trust places (PDF / 0.025390625MB) download

Enjoy a gentle walk through the garden at Bodnant

Bodnant Garden 

With intimate corners, sweeping lawns, grand terraces and verdant woodland, there are many gardens in one at Bodnant.

The beautiful wrought iron Davies Gates at Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle 

With over 700 years of history, Chirk Castle's many occupants have left behind lavish interiors and a beautiful and eclectic collection.

Colby Woodland Garden in the snow

Colby Woodland Garden 

Colby’s hidden wooded valley is full of surprises. With an industrial past and a secret garden, it’s the perfect place for heritage hunting and natural play.

Visit this historic house and 18th-century landscape park


A magical land of power and influence for more than 2,000 years, Dinefwr is an iconic place in the history of Wales.

Dyffryn House in the winter

Dyffryn Gardens 

Dyffryn Gardens are an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design. Covering more than 55 acres they feature a stunning collection of garden rooms and a Victoria mansion house.

A frosty winter's day at Erddig


Explore a much-loved home, garden and estate. Sitting on a dramatic escarpment above the winding Clywedog river, Erddig tells the 250-year story of a gentry family’s relationship with its servants.

The villa designed by John Nash in the 1790s at Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion, Wales


An elegant Georgian villa, set in the wooded Aeron valley. Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a farm, walled gardens and lake.

Explore hidden corners at Penrhyn's 19th-century fantasy castle

Penrhyn Castle 

The extensive grounds of Penrhyn Castle are perfect for exploring and enjoying spectacular views of Snowdonia and the North Wales coast.

Porth y Swnt Visitor Centre at Aberdaron

Porth y Swnt 

The exciting interpretation centre showcases the special qualities which make the Llŷn Peninsula so unique in terms of history, culture and environment.

A lead statue in winter at Powis Castle and Garden, Powys, Wales

Powis Castle and Garden 

High on a rock above the terraces, Powis Castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress. Its world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants.

Tredegar House

Tredegar House 

Situated within 90 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland, the delightful red brick Tredegar House provides an ideal setting for a fantastic day out.