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Our cause

Visitors walking beside the river at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire

What's open to visit? 

We're open and safe for you to visit. Many of your local gardens, parks, coast and countryside places are open in England and Northern Ireland. Places in Wales are also open for visitors who live in Wales in line with Welsh government guidelines. All houses in England and Northern Ireland are currently closed.
To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at weekends and school holidays. Please always check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.

Two red squirrels on a feeder box

Help us look after red squirrels 

We're calling on visitors to the places in our care to help us protect endangered red squirrels from a deadly disease by taking their litter home with them. As we mark Red Squirrel Awareness Week, our rangers are warning that dropped packaging and food could lead to the spread of squirrel pox.

Sunset on the beach at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, East Sussex

About the National Trust in 2020

In 2020 we're celebrating our 125th anniversary. We’re carrying on the ambition set out by our founders to care for nature, beauty and history. Here’s a reminder of what we’re here for and how the values of our founders are still at the heart of everything we do.

" As a charity we appreciate your support now more than ever in these difficult times. Over the past few months it’s become clear just how much we all need fresh air, open space and beauty. Your donation today will help look after all our special places for everyone, for ever."
- Lydia Lee, National Trust Fundraising Director
A canopy of trees at One Tree Hill

Restoring woodlands affected by ash dieback 

Historic trees and woodlands are facing a huge challenge. Ash dieback has surged in part due to a dry and very warm spring. We predict between 75–95 per cent of all ash trees will be lost in the next 20-30 years. We need your help to care for the future of our woodlands.

Sunflowers at Rhosili and South Gower Coast, Wales

We need your support 

Our natural world and places of historic beauty are at serious risk. Give today and together, we can help nature recover, bring people closer to it, and ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all. Thank you for your continued support.

How we're helping

Details of three portraits

Addressing our stories of colonialism and historic slavery 

The National Trust cares for places and collections on behalf of the nation, and many have direct and indirect links to colonialism and historic slavery. We're addressing these histories and their cultural significance and have published our report into these links.

Caring for special places