Places in the South East where you need to book

Some of our places we care for in the South East of England will be opening with guided tours, so you’ll need to pre-book before your visit. These tours will be led by expert volunteers and will show the places in a new light. You may also need to book in advance at some other larger places, where visitor numbers need to be carefully managed for practical reasons.

Reflections on Upper Woman's Way Pond in early autumn

Sheffield Park and Garden 

Acres of landscape garden bordered by historic parkland and woodland await at Sheffield Park and Garden. Colour greets your every turn, with amber trees reflected in the shimmering lakes. During our busy autumn season (13 September to 14 November) booking is needed to guarantee entry.

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Winkworth Arboretum 

Winkworth Arboretum is National Trust's only arboretum and is famed for its autumn colour. During our busy autumn season (27 Sept to 21 Nov) advanced booking is needed to guarantee entry. As the season gets underway, the whole hillside turns shades of red, amber and gold.

The exterior of 2 Willow Road

2 Willow Road

A Modernist home, designed in 1939 for his family by Ernö Goldfinger. With design details that were ground-breaking at the time and still feel fresh today, 2 Willow Road also has an impressive collection of modern art from the likes of Bridget Riley.

The front sitting room mantelpiece at 575 Wandsworth Road, London

575 Wandsworth Road

An extraordinary home and an intriguing work of art. The hand-carved fretwork interior of this modest, early 19th-century, terraced house is enthralling and inspiring.

Acquired because of the rich and striking interiors created by Khadambi Asalache (1935-2006), a Kenyan-born poet, novelist, philosopher of mathematics and British civil servant.

Wisteria in bloom at Ascott

Ascott

Half-timbered house originating from 1606, transformed by the Rothschilds in the late 19th century, containing superb collections.

Alfriston clergy house flowers in the borders

Alfriston Clergy House

The first building saved forever for the nation by the National Trust

Ashdown House, Berkshire

Ashdown

Unusual Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs

Clandon Park after the fire

Clandon Park

Follow our progress on one of the UK’s biggest heritage projects as we remake a remarkable ruin

The west front of the house

Claydon

Splendid eighteenth-century English interiors in an idyllic country setting

Fenton House exterior from the North Terrace

Fenton House and Garden

Handsome 17th-century house with walled garden

Knole's Cartoon Gallery showcases six large C17th copies of Raphael's cartoons

Knole

A fascinating destination for a day out. Find out more about Knole, which is nestled in a medieval deer-park and full of hidden treasures.

The house seen from the garden in the summer at Monk's House, East Sussex.

Monk's House

Leonard and Virginia Woolf's 16th-century country retreat

A view of the house over the historic rose garden

Nuffield Place

Nuffield Place reveals the surprisingly down-to-earth lives of Lord Nuffield, founder of the Morris Motor Company, and his wife. Their home and personal possessions are just as they left them, the decor and furnishings intact.

Autumn colour on the trees frames the house against blue skies above

Quebec House

Childhood home of General James Wolfe, victor of the Battle of Quebec (1759)

Rainham Hall is a historic Georgian House in Rainham, London

Rainham Hall

An elegant Georgian House with a diverse history, peaceful garden and changing exhibitions to explore.

The house and lawn seen from the south east at Red House, London

Red House

Iconic Arts and Crafts home of William and Jane Morris and the centre of the Pre-Raphaelite circle.

Two boats in the river at Dapdune Wharf, the Visitor Centre in the background

River Wey, Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf 

Boat trips from Dapdune Wharf have re-opened and you'll need to book tickets in advance. Ticket charges for boat trips apply to both members and non-members. We'll be releasing boat tickets every Thursday. ​ We're very happy to welcome you back.

Front view of Sandham Memorial Chapel, Hampshire

Sandham Memorial Chapel 

Inspired by his own experiences of the First World War, view the remarkable series of large-scale murals by the acclaimed artist Sir Stanley Spencer at Sandham Memorial Chapel.

Little Chamber

Sutton House

Explore this surviving Tudor home in the heart of a thriving East London community.

The Dining Room at The Homewood, Surrey

The Homewood, Surrey

Designed in 1937 in a radical Modernist style by architect Patrick Gwynne, the house is an early example of the influence of continental avant garde. It includes a striking spiral staircase, built-in furniture and sliding doors concealing features such as the gramophone and drinks cabinet, and stylish finishes of marble and tiny glass wall tiles.

South front of Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon

As a Rothchild house and garden, Waddesdon's online system is different to the one used by most other properties and it is possible to book right up until the time you arrive.

Explore the views from the Tulip Folly

Woolbeding Gardens

Nestled in a quiet corner of West Sussex lies a true horticultural haven bursting with colourful planting, sensational views and a whole host of surprises.