Hidden treasures of the Trust
As well as grand mansions and glorious landscapes, we also offer the chance to discover the small, the quirky and the unexpected. Anna Groves and Sally Palmer, authors of the National Trust Tour of Britain, reveal some of our lesser-known places around the country.
Some of these places are only open at certain times of the year or accessible by prior appointment, but if you make the effort to find them – what delights. Look carefully and you’ll be rewarded by a glimpse into a world of the curious and the eccentric – and also of ordinary people made extraordinary in some way that you’ll only discover when you get there. As Alan Titchmarsh says in his foreword to Tour of Britain, 'It's not just the grand architecture, ambitious garden design and extravagant interiors that impress.'