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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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National Lottery funding to help repair Seaton Delaval Hall and put the drama back into Northumberland’s most flamboyant ‘party’ house

Seaton Delaval Hall, the 18th century former home of the theatrical Delaval family, is set to enter a new chapter in its life thanks to National Lottery players across the UK.

Published : 05 Apr 2018

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Single use plastic to be phased out at the National Trust

The National Trust today announces it will phase out selling single use plastics at its places by 2022.

Published : 04 Apr 2018

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Modern Ground Rent

The National Trust has agreed to remove modern ground rent (MGR) for most of its long leaseholders.

Published : 26 Mar 2018

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Tree sparrows take flight at Souter

One of Britain’s most endangered birds has bounced back from the brink at a nature reserve transformed by the National Trust.

Published : 23 Mar 2018 Last update : 22 Mar 2018

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Making connections across the centuries at Powis Castle’s ‘House of Portraits’

Powis Castle unveils its ‘House of Portraits’ exhibition and invites visitors to uncover the secrets hidden within its world-class portrait collection

Published : 21 Mar 2018

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Faces of Change: Votes for Women

National Trust exhibition celebrates the women’s suffrage anniversary in partnership with National Portrait Gallery

Published : 19 Mar 2018

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Women and Power: National Trust shines a light on women’s histories to celebrate the anniversary of female suffrage in 2018

The long struggle for women’s suffrage and the debates it inspired across the homes, workplaces and communities of England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be explored in 2018 as part of the National Trust’s commemoration to mark 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People Act.

Published : 27 Nov 2017 Last update : 07 Mar 2018

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Staff pay review statement

We have responded to enquiries about our recent Pay Review announcements.

Published : 05 Mar 2018 Last update : 06 Mar 2018

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Where Poppies Blow: the British soldier, nature and the Great War

From Saturday 10 March, a powerful new exhibition will mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Published : 01 Mar 2018

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Charity launches new £10 junior membership to attract next generation of heritage and countryside lovers

We've launched a new £10 Junior membership to inspire the next generation of heritage and countryside lovers.

Published : 01 Mar 2018

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Statement in response to INEOS and fracking

Our statement in response to INEOS and fracking.

Published : 23 Feb 2018

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Campaign to restore Brecon Beacon footpaths ahead of busiest ever tourist season

The National Trust is embarking on essential footpath repair work in the Brecon Beacons ahead of what it predicts will be the busiest tourist season ever

Published : 23 Feb 2018

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Delight for biologists as new scientific discovery made in the UK

A fungus previously unknown to world science has been discovered on land looked after by the National Trust.

Published : 14 Feb 2018

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Heritage bodies respond to A303 road scheme

Historic England, the National Trust and English Heritage welcome the work done by Highways England on the design of the proposed A303 road at Stonehenge.

Published : 08 Feb 2018

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National Trust announces 50p a month average increase in membership prices to help fund rising conservation costs

We've announced an increase in membership prices, to help fund rising conservation costs.

Published : 29 Jan 2018 Last update : 01 Feb 2018

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National Trust to revive the “world’s greatest war memorial”

After the Great War came the greatest of gifts. Scafell Pike and 12 other Lakeland summits were given to the National Trust in the years after peace was declared, becoming Britain’s most spectacular and unique memorial to those lost in World War One.

Published : 15 Jan 2018 Last update : 29 Jan 2018

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Welcome boost to save UK’s rarest butterfly

The High Brown Fritillary, the UK’s most endangered butterfly, has been thrown a lifeline for 2018 in a new conservation project by the National Trust and partners.

Published : 23 Jan 2018

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New exhibition of major works celebrates William Blake’s relationship with Sussex for the first time at Petworth

Some of William Blake’s greatest works from poetry to painting will be displayed at Petworth in West Sussex, including paintings commissioned by the Wyndham family, and rare hand-coloured etchings of Blake’s illustrated epic poem Milton.

Published : 15 Jan 2018