From grand mansions to cottages, castles and follies, pubs and even a regency playhouse, the buildings we care for are many and varied. With some dating back to as early as the 12th century, they’ve plenty of stories to tell. Some may even be home to a ghost or two.
We’ve been working hard to reopen as many of our houses to visitors as possible. The majority of the houses listed below are currently open but please check the property homepage for further details and to book your visit.
Which places are open?
- More than 135 gardens and parks are open in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays
- Over 60 historic houses are open in England and Wales. Following the latest official guidance, all National Trust houses in Northern Ireland are now closed. If you book a ticket for an open garden or park, you may also be able to visit the house. Visits to the houses are limited to ensure safe, social distancing and so we can't guarantee you’ll be able to view the house on the day you visit
- We’ve opened many of our cafés and shops at these places to help make your visit feel as close to normal as possible
- Hundreds of coast and countryside car parks are open and most don’t need to be booked
Before visiting, please always check local and national government guidance on travelling. You can check the property webpage in case of local restrictions. We're following government advice closely and will reopen more places as soon as we can.
Listen to the National Trust Podcast: Halloween special
In episode 67 of the National Trust Podcast, recorded in 2019, curator James Grasby visits 500-year old Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire, to find out how the Tudors protected their homes against evil. James meets house staff who reveal strange relics of our past.