Dessie Havlin

I am 17 and going into my last year of school. I am studying Maths, Religious Studies, Music, and Moving Image Arts. I have always had a passion for film and music and love to create my own songs and movies. As part of the Media Team I am aiming to showcase some of the amazing Mount Stewart stories through the use of visual arts and get people my age more involved with the culture of the National Trust.

Dessie Havlin
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Summer family adventures at Hatchlands Park

Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Stuck for something to do outdoors with the family this summer? Look no further. With a fantastic children’s adventure area and loads of space to run around in, Hatchlands is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunshine.

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Celebrating our amazing volunteers at Penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn Castle and Garden, Gwynedd

To celebrate Volunteers' Week 2019 we've been finding out about the volunteers that inspire us and why they choose to volunteer their time at Penrhyn Castle.

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Discover the Cage

Lyme, Cheshire

An unmissable landmark on Lyme's landscape, the Cage holds a rich history alongside views across Cheshire, Manchester and beyond.

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Conservation at Coughton Court

Coughton Court, Warwickshire

We've been busy carrying out lots of vital conservation work..

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Top summer photography spots in Kent and East Sussex

We talked to one of our volunteer photographers, Sam Milling, about his favourite places to photograph in Kent and East Sussex in the summer. Having grown up in East Sussex, Sam knows some of the best places to photograph in the area and has shared some of his top tips with us.

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Roses at Coughton Court

Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Come and see one of the finest rose gardens in the world as awarded by 'The World Federation of Rose Societies'.

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Summer in the garden

Trerice, Cornwall

Trerice becomes a haven for pollinators as flowers bloom in the summer months.

Cobham Wood and Mausoleum

Kent

Restored 18th-century mausoleum, set in peaceful wood pasture

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Goddards House and Garden

York, North Yorkshire

An intimate Arts and Crafts style family home and complementary gardens

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Free Knole Shuttle bus service from Sevenoaks

Knole, Kent

Find out more about our free Knole Shuttle bus service, running between Sevenoaks station and town centre to Knole on school holiday Sundays.

Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Bangor, Gwynedd

19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings

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The attics at Knole

Knole, Kent

Discover the fascinating stories waiting to be discovered in Knole’s hidden attics, now open to visitors for the first time. Find out how to book behind the scenes attic tours ...

Kedleston Hall

Derby, Derbyshire

Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors and parkland

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Big Camp at Winkworth Arboretum 2019

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Get outside and closer to nature with this unique opportunity to camp overnight at Winkworth. Bring the whole family to enjoy the quintessential camping experience with fun-filled craft activities, walks and a campfire.

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Can you help us restore the Baggy Point pond?

Baggy Point, Devon

The Calor Rural Community Fund is offering £5,000 to its winning community project, voted on by the public - your vote could make the difference for the restoration of the Baggy Point pond.

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Volunteering opportunities at The Weir

The Weir Garden, Herefordshire

Volunteering can be a very enriching experience, find out more about volunteering here.

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Nancy Astor: Vigour, Vitality and Cheek at Cliveden

Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

In 1919, Nancy Astor broke political ground by becoming the first woman to take her seat in Parliament. To mark the centenary of this milestone, we're taking a closer look at the political and personal life of the woman behind the black tricorn hat.

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Loans to exhibitions

Each year we lend dozens of items from our collections to external exhibitions. You might be surprised to find out where our objects travel to.