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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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Lost garden ‘snug’ recreated at William Morris’ London Arts & Crafts home

This summer the National Trust has reinstated a lost Arts & Crafts ‘Garden Snug’ at Red House in south east London, the only house commissioned and lived in by William Morris, and once the centre of the Pre-Raphaelite circle.

Published : 28 Jul 2021

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The A-Bee-C of gardening: National Trust shares bee-friendly tips to support Radio 2’s Big Bee Challenge

To support Radio 2’s Big Bee Challenge, the designer of a new ‘Buzz Border’ at the National Trust’s Nunnington Hall in North Yorkshire has shared tips on how everyone can attract these important pollinators into their gardens.

Published : 26 Jul 2021

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As Covid rules change, the great British staycation begins with beauty and heritage says National Trust Director General

As the Government lifts Covid restrictions in England from 19 July, the National Trust is looking forward to welcoming visitors this summer.

Published : 16 Jul 2021 Last update : 20 Jul 2021

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Rashford wins public vote for name of first baby beaver to be born on Exmoor for 400 years

Thousands of social media users have voted to name the first beaver born in 400 years on Exmoor after England football star Marcus Rashford.

Published : 15 Jul 2021

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Slowly does it…bronze tortoises stolen thirty years ago finally come home to Dorset mansion after auction discovery

Nearly thirty years after they were stolen from a country mansion in Dorset, four historic bronze tortoises have been recovered and returned home, thanks to an entry spotted in an auction catalogue.

Published : 13 Jul 2021 Last update : 14 Jul 2021

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First beaver born on Exmoor for 400 years

The first baby beaver to be born on Exmoor for 400 years has been spotted on the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate in Somerset.

Published : 12 Jul 2021

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Our response to Government’s 30th June Update on Agricultural Transition Plan

We respond to the Government’s 30th June Update on Agricultural Transition Plan

Published : 01 Jul 2021

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A slice of Greece comes to rural Kent as Sissinghurst Castle Garden unveils stunning Delos garden, designed in partnership with Dan Pearson

The National Trust’s Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent has officially unveiled a Greece-inspired garden, ‘Delos’, completing a planting scheme first envisioned by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson more than 85 years ago.

Published : 30 Jun 2021

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Response to the Glover review

Statement: See our response to the Glover review on Improving Protected landscapes.

Published : 24 Jun 2021

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Britons 'vote with their feet' for summer of simple pleasures

Today is the summer solstice, and the National Trust has found the UK is hoping for a ‘barefoot summer’ of simple, sensory pleasures.

Published : 21 Jun 2021

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Historic painting helps inspire 50 year vision for carbon and nature rich landscape at Devon Estate

The National Trust is taking inspiration from a 19th Century painting of the Killerton Estate in Devon to help create a 50 year vision for the landscape boosting its ability to store carbon by improving and expanding habitats and creating areas rich in wildlife.

Published : 15 Jun 2021

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Blaze of purple in Cornwall shows G7 greener future for UK farming

World leaders will be greeted by a blaze of purple as they descend on the G7 summit this week – thanks to a National Trust farm that has embraced new practices.

Published : 10 Jun 2021

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National Trust’s longest conservation project to protect unique 400-year old tapestries enters final stage

A tapestry, part of the most important set owned by the Trust, has returned to Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, the latest step in a conservation project which has lasted more than 20 years.

Published : 27 May 2021

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National Trust seeks new Chair

The National Trust today said its Council has started the process to appoint a new chair following its current Chairman Tim Parker’s decision to step down after almost seven years of service.

Published : 25 May 2021

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Partnership news story: NetZeroPlus project to form vital part of UK bid to remove greenhouse gases from atmosphere

A project to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere will be crucial to the UK’s bid to reach Net Zero by 2050 – and is set to spark the biggest change in land use since the Second World War.

Published : 21 May 2021

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UCL and the National Trust announce long-term partnership to promote heritage science, sustainable conservation and cultural value

UCL has signed a long-term strategic partnership with the National Trust to help conserve their historical sites and address important heritage challenges.

Published : 21 May 2021

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National Trust welcomes visitors back to its historic houses and collections in a Year of Treasures

National Trust houses and other properties in England will start to reopen their doors to visitors from 17 May following the Government’s easing of Covid restrictions.

Published : 13 May 2021

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New partnership between the University of Exeter and the National Trust to help protect the natural world

A new, national partnership between the University of Exeter and the National Trust will see the two organisations join forces to help protect the natural world.

Published : 12 May 2021