National Trust

Welcoming you back

Find out how to plan your visit as we start to reopen

Royal tea

Join us at 3pm this Sunday for our virtual tea party with someone special

Please help

Nature, beauty and history need your support

Chirk, Wrexham

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

Closed today
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Seaham, County Durham

County Durham's coastline has emerged from a polluted industrial past to become a haven for wildlife

Open today
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near Saltash, Cornwall

An atmospheric Tudor house with Medieval roots, a working mill on an historic quay, a glorious garden with valley views and an expansive estate to explore.

Partially open today
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Reopening update

We're reopening the places you love, gradually, safely and in line with government advice.

We're starting to open some gardens and parklands in England and Northern Ireland through advance bookings. ​We're opening these places at a reduced capacity to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, and places have sold out very quickly. New tickets are released every Friday and we'll continue to add new places over the coming weeks.

More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are now open. For now, houses remain closed and all places in Wales remain closed following Welsh Government advice.​

Follow the links below to find out what's open, how to book, and what to expect from your visit. Please always check before you travel.

Thanks for your patience and support, we can't wait to welcome you back.

Find out how to book your visit and what to expect

Check our helpful coronavirus FAQs

Read our latest statement


How we're reopening

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to visit the places you love, and enjoy the landscapes and nature we’ve all missed. Watch this video to find out how we’re reopening and what to expect from your visit.

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales

Make a date for our virtual tea party 

We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported us and what we do. Grab a cuppa and some cake and join us here from 3pm on Sunday 31 May to watch a special message from our president, His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales.

Celebrating mischief and mayhem

Make a pizza with a funny face

Half-term fun for all ages 

There's lots we can inspire you with for all the family to do at home and in the garden or on a local walk. From baking, making and exploring to sharing news from the animals on Wimpole farm, you'll find loads to entertain. And don't miss out on our Festival of Mischief activities and antics.

Visitors sitting beneath a Magnolia tree on the Lawn, Nymans, West Sussex, in April


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National Trust ranger collecting stones at Trevose Head, North Cornwall


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Tea time in our collections

Detail of figures seated at a table in Hoogstraten's A View through a House

The art of decorative deception 

Delve into a world of deception and art trickery and discover the optical illusions hidden in our places. From trompe l’oeil paintings and architectural artifice to trick photography and secret doors, we're marking our Festival of Mischief week.