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Hambledon Hill, Dorset. The hill is a prehistoric hill fort and National Nature Reserve, situated in the Blackmore Vale, near Blandford Forum
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Exhibition shines dramatic new light on Ickworth’s architectural and artistic treasures

An immersive exhibition at the National Trust’s Ickworth in Suffolk is, quite literally, shedding new light on the Italianate house’s architectural and artistic treasures.

Published : 17 Jan 2020

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Our statement on the Agriculture Bill

Read our statement about the Agriculture Bill

Published : 16 Jan 2020

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National Trust identifies the five insects most commonly threatening collections in its historic properties

For the first time we reveal some of the findings from our annual assessment of the insect pests which can cause irreparable damage to our historic collections.

Published : 16 Jan 2020

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National Trust outlines fresh ambition in landmark speech by Director General

The National Trust has today (9 January) unveiled one of the UK's biggest woodland expansion and tree planting projects in an ambitious plan to become carbon net zero by 2030 as the charity celebrates its 125th anniversary.

Published : 09 Jan 2020

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Warm and wet year brings influx of migrants with mixed fortunes for resident species

This year’s changeable weather has resulted in an influx of migrant species with mixed fortunes for resident wildlife, says the National Trust.

Published : 27 Dec 2019

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Second-hand book sales triple in two years as the nation falls in love with sharing a great read

Sales of second-hand books have almost tripled in two years, according to the National Trust.

Published : 18 Dec 2019

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Revive the ancient tradition of wassailing with the National Trust

This winter, National Trust locations across the country offer the chance for visitors and local communities to join in with orchard wassailing events, which celebrate the seasonal year. The ancient folk custom is on the rise again, following a decline that coincided with the dramatic loss of orchards.

Published : 16 Dec 2019

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Statement regarding Hinemihi at Clandon Park in Surrey

Read our statement about Hinemihi at Clandon Park in Surrey.

Published : 04 Dec 2019

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Eighteenth Century farm embraces robot revolution

An 18th century National Trust farm is at the forefront of trialling the latest robotic technology that could transform the way we farm in the future.

Published : 04 Dec 2019

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Puddings, pennies and pantomimes: Are Christmas traditions on the wane?

On 1st December, the National Trust launched a social media survey to discover which traditions are losing their sparkle this Christmas.

Published : 01 Dec 2019 Last update : 03 Dec 2019

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Sissinghurst Castle Garden welcomes winter visitors for the first time

This year, for the first time, the National Trust’s Sissinghurst Castle Garden will open during winter, allowing visitors to enjoy the architectural structure and pared-back beauty of this celebrated Kent garden at a time when it has traditionally been closed.

Published : 25 Nov 2019 Last update : 26 Nov 2019

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Deck the halls and see the lights twinkle at National Trust places this Christmas

Christmas is here, and the National Trust are busy getting in to the festive spirit. Come along to see historic houses decked out for the season in the style of centuries gone by, or stroll through frosty winter gardens covered in sparkling lights and illuminations.

Published : 27 Oct 2019 Last update : 26 Nov 2019

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Hydro power helps protect first Welsh bible

One of the most important books in Welsh history is now being protected by harnessing the power of the very element that has been threatening its future.

Published : 22 Nov 2019 Last update : 26 Nov 2019

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Third-sector and heritage leaders called to collaborate to respond to climate crisis

On 6th November, senior leaders and representatives from 20 high profile charities, heritage bodies, public and private organisations came together under the shared commitment of securing a sustainable future for their organisations in response to the climate crisis.

Published : 06 Nov 2019 Last update : 26 Nov 2019

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National Trust announces first beaver reintroductions

The National Trust has announced plans to release Eurasian beavers at two sites in the south of England next spring to help with flood management and to improve biodiversity.

Published : 20 Nov 2019 Last update : 26 Nov 2019

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Rare hazel dormice prepare for winter sleep as National Trust asks public to help this endangered species

The National Trust is today calling on people to assist struggling dormice in a bid to boost numbers of the endangered species.

Published : 06 Nov 2019

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21 years on, Anglesey Abbey’s celebrated Winter Garden prepares for three-year refresh

The National Trust’s Anglesey Abbey, near Cambridge, is marking the 21st anniversary of its renowned Winter Garden by embarking on a three-year project to refresh the popular feature.

Published : 04 Nov 2019

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National Trust response to the government's fracking announcement

We have responded to the government's announcement that it is to ban fracking in England.

Published : 02 Nov 2019