Information for executors and solicitors

Puffins at the Farne Islands, Northumbria

If you’re carrying out the wishes in someone’s will and they’ve kindly included a gift to the National Trust, then please contact our friendly and experienced Legacy Administration team as soon as it's convenient for you. They will be happy to help in any way they can and are on hand to answer any questions.

Please note that some wills may use an old address or one of our regional addresses. Gifts left in these wills are still valid, but please contact the Legacy Administration team using the details at the foot of this page. Please include the full name of the person whose wishes you’re carrying out as well as their last address if known.

If the person has expressed a wish for their gift to be used at a specific National Trust property or in a particular way, please still contact our central Legacy Administration team using the details below. The Legacy Administration team will, of course, make sure that all gifts are only ever used for the property or purpose specified in the will.

As the National Trust is a registered charity (registered charity number: 205846), the gifts that people leave us in their wills are exempt from inheritance tax, and may also be exempt from Capital Gains Tax. Our Legacy Administration team will be happy to assist and advise you so that you can manage the estate in the most tax-efficient way possible.

Contact the Legacy Administration team

Please get in touch with our friendly and experienced team to discuss your needs.

Legacy Administration team
National Trust
Kemble Drive

Alternatively, you can click ‘contact us’ below to get in touch via email, or call us on 01793 817469 and leave a message. We will respond to you as soon as possible.

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Visitors in the garden at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

Leaving a gift in your will 

By leaving a gift in your will to the National Trust you're helping to look after irreplaceable landscapes and places for future generations to enjoy. Discover more about gifts in wills and how you can help leave a lasting impression for nature, beauty and history.