Leaving a gift in your will

Visitors enjoying the sunshine in the garden at Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire

From historic houses to coastal pathways, flowering fens to rugged moorland, gifts in wills are used right at the heart of our work. By leaving a gift in your will you can help keep special places safe for memories yet to be made.

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Why leave a gift in your will

Without gifts in wills the National Trust wouldn’t be able to protect and look after all the places in our care. Any gift, no matter how large or small, makes a lasting difference, and if you like, you can choose to leave your gift to the place that matters most to you. Every penny goes directly to conservation, so a gift in your will to the National Trust will help to protect these special places for ever, for everyone.


Philip's lasting legacy

Long-standing member, Philip Crossley-Dawson, shares his love of Arnside Knott in Cumbria in this video, as he walks through the countryside so rich with fond memories and tells us about the lasting gift he's made and why.

Gifts in wills advice
Making sandcastles on the beach at Robin Hood's Bay

Request your free will writing appointment  

We’ve teamed up with the National Free Wills Network to give our supporters access to hundreds of solicitors across the country to have a simple will written for free. If you’ve yet to write a will or are thinking about reviewing one, get in touch to arrange your free appointment. Spaces are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Whilst there's absolutely no obligation, we hope you’ll consider leaving a gift in your will to the National Trust.

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