National Trust

Touching the past

Connecting with history

Landscapes to love

Looking after World Heritage Sites

Designer landscapes

Helping historic gardens live into the future

Saintfield, County Down

Whatever the season there's always something new to see....

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

Imposing church built in 1653, with fine panelled interior

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One of the largest and most beautiful ancient oak woods in Britain, a National nature Reserve nestled on the Holnicote estate.

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Wildflower in the garden at Polesden Lacey, Surrey.

Summer gardens near you 

Take a walk round one of the many gardens in our care and enjoy the borders in full bloom.

National Trust Surf Ambassador catching some waves

Top surf spots 

If you'd rather head to the coast and catch some waves, then check out our top places to surf.

The Director-General of the National Trust, Dame Helen Ghosh

Helen Ghosh to step down as Director General 

Dame Helen has announced she will be leaving us in March next year. She has been our Director-General since 2012 and takes up a new position as the Master of Balliol College at Oxford University in April 2018.

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

Endangered water voles are returning to Malham Tarn

Donate now to protect special places 

We need to take urgent action to safeguard important natural habitats like Malham Tarn where our rangers have been helping to re-introduce endangered water voles. With your support, we can respond fast to protect iconic places like this and help wildlife to flourish. These general funds are vital to assist the work of our staff and volunteers.

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.

Volunteers planting summer bedding in parterre garden at Charlecote Park


Each year thousands of volunteers join us in caring for all the special places you love. Why not join them?

Sheffield Park, East Sussex

National Trust Handbook photo competition 

Will your shot be our next cover photo, for the National Trust Handbook 2018? The theme is 'As I walked out one midsummer morning'.

Ferry Cottage on the Cliveden Estate in Buckinghamshire

Stay on a film set

Academy Award® winner Diane Keaton tells us about shooting her new film, Hampstead, at our very own Cliveden holiday cottage.

Visitors enjoying a day at the coast at West Wittering

Summer inspiration

With each purchase on our online shop, the money goes back in to protecting the places you love.