Discover National Trust holidays

Book a holiday with us and you’re guaranteed somewhere that’s special inside and out. Crammed with character and lovingly brought back to life, all our holiday accommodation offers something that little bit out of the ordinary. We have hundreds of unique holiday properties across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, from cosy cottages, to historic hotels, bothies, bunkhouses and campsites. What’s more, not only will you get to enjoy an enchanting break, but the money from your holiday helps care for special places for years to come.

The medieval dining room at Egryn, nr Barmouth, Gwynedd

Holidays with a history

We’ve been caring for special places for 125 years and have provided holiday accommodation since the 1930s. We started with only a few cottages, carefully restoring unoccupied buildings on our estates. With the help from your funds, we were able to refurbish more and more historic buildings, working with local, heritage craftspeople to protect the unique character of these places. Today we manage over 400 cottages, bothies, bunkhouses and campsites across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Looking across at the exterior of The Water Tower, Trelissick

Unique accommodation 

From turreted towers, lighthouses, listed lodges, farmhouses, fisherman’s cottages, mansions and even a former observatory, we have a wide range of unique and unusual holiday accommodation offering the opportunity for an extraordinary getaway. Some even have a claim to fame as the former homes of famous historical figures, or have starred in much-loved films and TV shows.

The exterior of Tal y Braich, Betws y Coed, Gwynedd

Unrivalled locations 

All our accommodation offers stunning locations for your holiday. Many are located in the historic houses, gardens, parkland and on the coastline we care for, from Cragside in Northumberland, to Lizard Point in Cornwall. You'll also find lakeside hideaways, beachfront escapes, riverside retreats and rural getaways at the foot of some of the most famous mountain ranges in the country.

The exterior of The Bothy holiday cottage in the gardens of Powis Castle, Wales

Exclusive access 

Book a stay at one of our holiday cottages or bunkhouses and you'll get the added bonus of free access to National Trust places during your stay (excluding car parks). Plus, for some of the properties that sit within the grounds of the estates we care for, you’ll get the added benefit of out-of-hours access, so you can explore the gardens and grounds outside of ordinary opening hours.

Our friendly UK team are here to help

Award-winning customer service 

Our friendly customer service team are open seven days a week to help with any questions you have about your booking or during your stay. That's why we've been awarded the Feefo Gold Trusted Award for excellent customer service. What's more, our customers gave us a rating of 4.6/5 on customer review site Feefo, and 70% of customers awarded us a score of 8, 9 or 10/10 for value for money.

Dogs in the garden of a holiday cottage on the Holnicote Estate

Dog-friendly cottages 

We have over 160 dog-friendly holiday cottages and there's no extra charge to bring your four-legged friend. What's more, over 100 cottages can accommodate multiple dogs, so you can bring the whole pack along. You’ll find plenty of places to stretch their legs nearby, from coast paths and beaches to rolling parkland and open countryside.

Visitors on the Northumberland Coast

A holiday that gives back 

When you book with us, the money helps look after the place you’re staying in and contributes to the conservation of other special places too. Every year we restore around ten cottages, keeping alive historic and unique buildings which would otherwise have been lost to time. Your holiday also supports the Trust’s work as Europe’s largest conservation charity.

A family enjoy stargazing from the decking of Trees holiday cottage

Things to do 

Whatever’s on your holiday wish-list, you’ll find lots of things to do just on your doorstep. Our properties and estates have a year-round calendar of seasonal events and activities, from spring flower trails to Christmas markets. Whether you fancy heading out on a wildlife-spotting adventure, exploring a beach at the end of your garden, hiking the coastline, surfing, canoeing, kayaking, or stargazing, our cottages offer the perfect base.


Stay somewhere extraordinary

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