Which places are open?
- More than 100 gardens and parks are open in England and Northern Ireland. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays
- Many historic houses are open in England. 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 in England and Northern Ireland and most don’t need to be booked
- In line with Welsh Government legislation and the 'fire break' lockdown, all our places in Wales will temporarily close from Saturday 24 October to Monday 9 November
- Following the latest official guidance, all National Trust houses in Northern Ireland are now closed. All cafés in Northern Ireland are now takeaway only
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.
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.