We have more than 300 houses in our care, from the grand and imposing to the small and quirky

A family in the Long Gallery at Osterley

Keep busy on a rainy day

Ham House, Surrey, is thought to be one of our most haunted places

Our most haunted places 

Ghost stories abound at some of our oldest places. Discover tales about the ghost of a former Prime Minister's father, a headless queen and many more.

Houses we recommend

Grantham, Lincolnshire

The perfect English country house?

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Exeter, Devon

A family home and a great estate. Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland with fine 18th-century house

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Magherafelt, County Londonderry

Pretty 17th-century 'Plantation' home with a significant costume collection

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Behind the scenes of Jane Austen's Sanditon

Meet the cast of Sanditon, an ITV adaption of Jane Austen's final novel which saw Dyrham Park, Somerset play a starring role.

The cauldron at Lacock Abbey.

Cauldrons to coffins: creepy curios in our collection 

To get into the Halloween spirit, we've put together a selection of macabre and creepy objects from our collection to send shivers down your spine.

Fun for curious minds

Interior design through the ages

Armoury corridor in the Manor at Waddesdon, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

House and collection highlights at our places 

Get closer to the many objects and works of art in the houses and world-class collections we care for in our round-up of articles.


Enjoy free access to more than 500 places with National Trust membership

Gifts for the home

Take inspiration from our houses and buildings with this collection of homeware.