National Trust NI says special thank you to National Lottery players

Enjoy free entrance to the Giant's Causeway visitor centre with a National Lottery ticket on 13 December
Published : 28 Dec 2018 Last update : 28 Nov 2018

We are opening the doors to some of our most popular places for free to National Lottery players as a thank you to people who have raised money for our conservation work by buying a lottery ticket.

In Northern Ireland, anyone with a National Lottery ticket or scratch card will enjoy free entry from 5-7 December to the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre, Castle Ward, Rowallane Garden and Mount Stewart.

Over the last two decades, we have received support to undertake important projects from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Projects such as the development of a world class visitor centre at the Giant’s Causeway, the restoration of the central hall floor at Mount Stewart and the acquisition and conservation of land at Divis and the Black Mountain, simply would not have been possible without this support.

Wendy Elliott, fundraising manager in Northern Ireland said, ‘Without grant support like this, we wouldn’t have been able to undertake some of our most important and innovative conservation work. Grant income, as well as help from members, supporters and volunteers allows us to look after special places for ever, for everyone. This is a small gesture of our thanks to National Lottery players.

Any visitor who presents a National Lottery ticket or scratch card from 5-7 December will be admitted for free to participating National Trust places. Full terms and conditions, including the sites participating, can be found here


This offer is part of a National Lottery celebration where a host of organisations which have benefited from Heritage Lottery funding offer free access, special offers or activities to say thank you.

A big thank you from staff and volunteers

Explore for free with your National Lottery ticket 

As a National Lottery player you have helped protect special places around the country. As a thank you, we are offering free access to one of our participating places between 5 - 7 December 2018. All you need is a lottery ticket or scratch card.