Which places are open?
- More than 135 gardens and parklands are open through advance booking
- 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
- We’ve also opened eight houses in England and Northern Ireland as part of a pilot to welcome back visitors to the houses and buildings we care for
- We're delighted that 80 of our cafés and food outlets are taking part in the government's Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
We're following government advice closely and will reopen more places as soon as we can.
Long summer evenings are the best time to get outdoors and take a walk when everything's bathed in the beautiful golden hour glow of the sunset. At this quieter time of day you can take a peaceful stroll in your favourite place.
Summer wildlife to spot on your next walk
Red admiral butterfly on apple branch at Cotehele, Cornwall
Southern hawker dragonfly at Sheringham Park, Norfolk
Honey bee feeding on a nectar rich plant in the gardens at Coleton Fishacre, South Devon
A red squirrel on Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset
Brown hare at Gramborough Hill, Norfolk
Fallow deer at Belton House, Lincolnshire
Red Kite in flight over Watlington Hill, Oxfordshire
There are hundreds of bees and butterflies across the country busying away to help our ecosystem to thrive. Bees and butterflies are some of our most important pollinators, and they’re vital in keeping up the health of our ecosystem and covering our landscapes in colour.