Food

We love sustainably produced, local and seasonal food because it's better for the special places we look after, better for the environment and tastes better too

Making mince pies with a star-shaped pastry cutter
Light and spicy with orange and star anise

Christmas recipes for you to try 

Our delicious festive recipes will go down a storm at your Christmas party or Christmas lunch. From appetisers and sides to mouth-watering puddings, here are ten recipes to inspire you.

Find somewhere to eat

near Colwyn Bay, Conwy

A world-famous garden home to National Collections and Champion Trees

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Ripon, North Yorkshire

Ancient abbey ruins and an awe-inspiring water garden at this World Heritage Site

Partially open today
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Richmond, Surrey

A unique 17th-century treasure trove

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Waddesdon Manor Christmas fair at night

What's on? 

Whether you're looking to try your hand at festive recipes from eras past, treat yourself to a decadent evening of cheese and wine-tasting, or simply experience the sights and smells of a winter market, you're sure to find an event to satisfy the taste buds.

What's in season: autumn/ winter

Vegetables picked in July from Dyffryn Gardens, South Glamorgan

Food for Life Served Here 

Did you know that 187 of our cafés, restaurants and tea-rooms have received the Food for Life Served Here Award? The award recognises that we serve fresh, local food that is ethically and sustainable produced. Find out more about the food we serve and the farmers and suppliers we work with.

The National Trust Book of Crumbles cover

Your new favourite crumble 

From tea-time classics to microwave mug crumbles, the National Trust Book of Crumbles is packed with recipes perfect for curling up with on colder days. Why not try some of the 50 (yes 50!) sweet and savoury crumble recipes this autumn?