National Trust

Safe harbour

Caring for 775 miles of coastline

Bewitching landscapes

Caring for places with stories to tell

Wild at heart

Protecting wildlife and landscapes you love

Nr Bristol, Somerset

Rolling countryside with small fields and woodlands divided by hedges and sunken lanes


The south coast of Penwith vividly expresses the changes in man’s use of the land over time. From towering cliffs keeping watch over the western approaches, to gentle, lush valley slopes, and sun kissed beaches – all is here.

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near Exeter, Devon

Nothing is normal. Dramatic castle overlooking the Teign Gorge, undergoing a conservation project to make it watertight.

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Family rockpooling at Birling Gap in East Sussex

Beautiful beaches near you 

We look after sandy coves, rocky bays and beaches with sweeping views along the 775 miles of coastline we care for. We've selected a few of the most beautiful ones.

Man relaxing on a bench overlooking Lanhydrock gardens

Calm places to pause 

Had enough of motorway madness? If you’re out and about and in need of a break, why not drop in on one of our special places and watch the world go by.

Thank you

We couldn't do it without you

Thanks to you we're able to protect miles of coast and countryside for ever, for everyone

Family in colourful summer garden


Explore over 500 special places with National Trust membership. Your support helps to protect and maintain the places you love – for ever, for everyone.

Ranger with a pick-axe working on footpath repairs, South Ridge of Snowdon in the background.


It’s only with your support that we can look after the places that make our world a bit more special.

The exterior of West Gate Lodge, Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

Summer breaks

Enjoy the freedom to escape at a moment’s notice, or within a few short weeks, and save 15% on selected characterful holiday cottages.

Glassblower Stewart Hearn works on his collection for the National Trust

Supporting British makers

Discover how we’re working with artisans to support heritage craft skills.