Secrets of the National Trust comes to Northern Ireland

Castle Ward will star in Secrets of the National Trust, series 2, episode 6
Published : 23 Feb 2018 Last update : 26 Feb 2018

A second series of Channel 5’s ‘Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh’ starts on 27 Feb at 8pm on Channel 5 and Northern Ireland will take centre stage in episode 6 (Tuesday 3 April 8pm) when Alan visits Castle Ward and Murlough NNR.

The series follows Alan as he embarks on the first half of his 12-part journey across the Trust and visits a new property each week to unlock its secrets. Along the way he’ll be joined by some familiar faces, who will uncover tales of high society, life below stairs and the trials, triumphs and scandals of our great estates all across the country.

Uncovering the Secrets of Castle Ward

Join Alan to discover a house of split personalities that bore witness to lunacy, attempted murder and later the ground-breaking work of pioneering nineteenth century scientist, Mary Ward. The drama doesn’t end there, as historian Suzannah Lipscombe learns about Castle Ward’s starring role in the TV adaptation of Game of Thrones and gets hands-on making swords with the show’s resident armourer. 20 miles away, Nina Wadia meets the team at Murlough National Nature Reserve to lend a hand with some vital conservation work and joins the search for butterfly larvae.

Other National Trust places featured in the first six episodes include Hardwick, Stowe, Waddeson and Cragside.

To go behind the scenes with Alan, tune in at 8pm every Tuesday from the 27 Feb on Channel 5 for six weeks. The second half of the series, featuring Mount Stewart, will run later in the year.

Alan in the gardens at Mount Stewart

New 2018 series of Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh 

We’re back for a second series of Channel 5’s Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh, getting a behind-the-scenes look at some of our most intriguing historic homes and gardens. Why not tune in to discover the stories behind your favourite places?