The view from the top of Claremont's amphitheatre in winter

Our cause

Celebrating 125 years in beautiful landscapes

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.


Watch our 125th anniversary film

'We all want quiet. We all want beauty... We all need space. Unless we have it, we cannot reach that sense of quiet in which whispers of better things come to us gently.' These are the words of our co-founder Octavia Hill and they’re as true now as they were when we were founded 125 years ago. Watch this video to discover why.

A lone puffin on a rock in the Farne Islands, Northumberland

How we're tackling climate change 

Climate change is the single biggest threat to the places we care for. Find out how we're adapting to unpredictable weather patterns, reducing carbon emissions and restoring the damage that has already been done.

A waterfall at Stickle Ghyll, Cumbria


Discover how hydropower has not only shaped our industrial past also has a key role to play in building a greener future.

How we're helping

Support our conservation work

Llanfairpwll, Anglesey

Enchanting mansion and gardens, with spectacular views of Snowdonia. A whole day of things to see and do.

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Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

An Italianate Palace in the heart of Suffolk

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Dover, Kent

Magnificent coastal site overlooking the English Channel

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Working holiday participants at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Experience a working holiday 

Support our cause with a holiday to remember. Behind the scenes or in the wild, active or easy-going, we have a working holiday to suit you. Play your part, and feed your passion for heritage, archaeology, gardening or the countryside.