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Go on a journey of discovery at Fountains Abbey

In this video tour, you'll discover the story of Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, where archaeology has shed light on medieaval life. Learn more about these archaeological finds and understand how modern technology allows this journey of discovery to continue.

Handy tips
Mothers Day gifts from the National Trust collection

Gifts she'll love 

Treat your loved one this Mother's Day with a special gift from our online shop. You can also get free delivery using the code NTSPECIALDEL until 11 March. From exclusive jewellery to artisan décor, garden accessories and UK-made food and drink, you won't be short of unique gift ideas to show her how much you love her.

Beetroot that's just been dug out of the ground at Scotney Castle

Get ready to enjoy spring veg 

After a long winter, many gardeners and growers are welcoming the first signs of spring. In March there's still plenty to harvest and you can start planting out veg such as early potatoes and beetroot if the soil is warm enough. You can also discover the untold story of parsley. We're sharing gardening tips and recipes to help you celebrate the start of the new season.

Tune in
Clapperboard for The Secret Garden

Explore The Secret Garden from your sofa 

Are you a fan of the Sky Original movie The Secret Garden? Last year’s star-studded adaptation was filmed at three of the places we care for and is now available to buy and keep in Sky Store – with 20% off for our supporters. Find out how to claim your discount, and escape to a magical garden from home.

World Book Day on 4 March
A member of NT staff dressed in costume outside the front of Wordsworth House and Garden, Cockermouth

Episode 31: Wordsworth's homes

It's World Book Day on 4 March, so why not take a listen of one of our literary podcasts? In this episode, we join National Trust curator, James Grasby on a journey into the homeland of Romantic poetry in the Lake District. We’ll explore the places that inspired one of the nation’s best loved poets, William Wordsworth. This was recorded before coronavirus.

March's book of the month
Slow Adventures by Tor McIntosh

Enjoy Slow Adventures 

Why should we rush through life when we could stop, ponder and truly experience the world around us? In this blog, discover ways to explore spring nature in a mindful way. There are also some activities you can do solo from your doorstep, such as nature journaling, sketchbook strolling and forest bathing. Plus, you can learn about our new book Slow Adventures by Tor McIntosh, available on our online shop from 4 March.

Seasonal recipes
National Trust recipe of smoked mackerel fishcake with celeriac remoulade and pickled vegetables

Try our smoked mackerel fishcakes 

A delicious fishcake but not as you know it. Packed full of flavour, this tasty twist on a comforting classic is perfect for an easy midweek meal or weekend 'fakeaway' treat. In this fishcake recipe, we've teamed smoked mackerel with seasonal pickled vegetables and a smooth celeriac remoulade.

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Walkers enjoying an impressive sea view

Five amazing things members do 

Your support means we can carry on caring for places of nature, beauty and history for generations to come. Ancient history, coastal landscapes and homes for wildlife: all of these things and so much more can thrive thanks to you.

A woman and her grandchild enjoy an ice cream at Blickling Estate Norfolk

Join in with Free Wills Month 

Free Wills Month is in March, which means if you're 55 or over, you can make or update a simple will for free at select locations across the UK. Find out how to book an appointment and why gifts in wills are so important to our essential conservation work.

Visiting our places

Visiting this spring 

In England and Northern Ireland, our gardens, parks and countryside sites remain open for local people to exercise. Shops, houses and other indoor areas are closed, and cafés are takeaway only. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority and we urge you to book your visits in advance and stay local. All places in Wales are currently closed. Please check the property webpage before you travel.

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