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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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New agreement builds on decade-long contemporary art partnership

Our commitment to bring contemporary art to National Trust places continues following the signing of a new agreement with Arts Council England.

Published : 09 Nov 2018

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Our statement regarding Cragside

Read our statement regarding the exhibition at Cragside.

Published : 05 Nov 2018 Last update : 07 Nov 2018

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New Kitchen Garden at Mottisfont combines inspiration from medieval past with 21st century design

This autumn, a newly created Kitchen Garden at Mottisfont in Hampshire will see food production and sustainability return to the property for the first time in more than 30 years.

Published : 01 Nov 2018

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National Trust 2019 Handbook photography competition - winners revealed

A photograph of a young boy bounding over rocks at Prawle Point in South Devon will star on the cover of the 2019 National Trust Handbook, and be seen by the charity’s five million members, following a competition to find new imagery for the annual guide.

Published : 01 Nov 2018 Last update : 30 Oct 2018

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Results of members' resolution about the use of barbed wire

At our AGM on Saturday 20 October, members had the opportunity to vote on a member's resolution about the use of barbed wire at National Trust properties.

Published : 20 Oct 2018

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National Trust response to the HS2 Phase 2b working draft environmental statement

Following the publication of further details about Phase 2b of the High Speed 2 railway, the National Trust remains concerned about the impacts of the proposed route.

Published : 12 Oct 2018

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‘We are Bess’ – the life of Tudor England’s Bess of Hardwick revealed through the voices of modern women

The life of one of Tudor England’s most remarkable women, Bess of Hardwick, will be seen through the eyes of modern women as a new exhibition opens at Hardwick Hall.

Published : 03 Oct 2018

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Globally endangered Large Blue butterfly enjoys best numbers for 80 years

A previously extinct butterfly has had its best summer on record with the south west of England recognised as having the highest numbers anywhere in the world.

Published : 19 Sep 2018

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National Trust responds to record visitor numbers with ambitious plans to improve visitor experience

The National Trust today announced plans for an ambitious programme of improvements to facilities such as car parks, cafes and shops at sites – in response to record breaking visitor numbers.

Published : 07 Sep 2018 Last update : 13 Sep 2018

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Water voles make welcome return to their former Exmoor home

Endangered water voles are returning to a stretch of river where they have been extinct for more than 30 years - thanks to a National Trust river and waterways project.

Published : 11 Sep 2018

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Petworth portrait confirmed as Titian in BBC Four’s Britain’s Lost Masterpieces

A 16th century portrait of a young cardinal, at Petworth House in Sussex, has been attributed to the Italian artist Titian following research and restoration for BBC Four’s Britain’s Lost Masterpieces.

Published : 30 Aug 2018

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Wildlife flourishes with return to sustainable farming

A pioneering new project that involves reverting back to traditional 1940s farming methods has transformed a stretch of coastline into a haven for rare animals, birds and wildflowers – boosting numbers in some instances by more than 300 per cent.

Published : 29 Aug 2018

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Composer Michael Price releases Tender Symmetry inspired by National Trust places

Emmy award-winning composer Michael Price to release Tender Symmetry, an ambitious musical project which takes in a series of National Trust locations across England as its inspiration, turning them into unlikely recording spaces.

Published : 23 Aug 2018 Last update : 28 Aug 2018

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Weaving together the stories of an industrial community: historic cotton mill reopens at Quarry Bank

A historic mill which was once the site of one of the largest cotton manufacturing businesses in Britain, is reopening to the public tomorrow (Saturday, 25 August) marking a major milestone in a four year transformation project at Quarry Bank in Cheshire.

Published : 22 Aug 2018 Last update : 23 Aug 2018

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Home to roost - largest hibernation of pipistrelle bats recorded at Seaton Delaval Hall

The largest common pipistrelle bat winter roost in the UK has been found at Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland, revealing previously unknown information about the bats’ hibernation habits.

Published : 22 Aug 2018

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Our statement regarding access at Giant's Causeway

Read our position statement about access at the Giant's Causeway

Published : 09 Aug 2018

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Farming with nature recognised in annual awards

The very best farm food producers have been recognised at the National Trust’s annual Fine Farm Produce Awards, presented at BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace.

Published : 03 Aug 2018

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Adam Nicolson wins the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize with his love song to seabirds

The Seabird’s Cry by Adam Nicolson has been announced as the 2018 winner of the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, which celebrates the best books about nature and UK travel.

Published : 02 Aug 2018