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Group and school visits at Saltram

Visitors on a guided group tour with a volunteer guide at Hidcote Manor Garden, Gloucestershire in September
Visitors on a guided group tour | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

There’s so much to do and enjoy on a group visit to Saltram, whether that’s as a group of friends, colleagues or a school visit. Saltram is an ideal spot to learn about history and nature, relax in the garden, explore the grounds and, of course, enjoy some tea and cake. Below is some information to help you organise and make the most of a group visit.

Booking a group visit

People must complete and return a booking form before bringing a group to visit Saltram. Email the team at or call 01752 333500 to make a booking.

We’re happy to welcome groups most days. However, there are certain occasions, such as Bank Holidays and event weekends, when we aren’t able to accommodate groups. So always ring ahead to book.

Group discount

Groups of over 15 people are charged at the discounted rate, while for smaller groups current admission prices are applicable. Check Saltram’s prices page for more information.

School visits

Saltram is a great place for self led educational group visits, full of Georgian history, global connections and great connections to nature there is plenty for students to get stuck into. If you would like to book a school visit please follow the usual booking procedure by contacting the team at Saltram at or call 01752 333500 to make a booking. A group visit form will need to be filled out and sent back to us prior to your visit.

Schools or education groups can benefit from an Education Group Access Pass, which gives the whole group free admission and parking at most of the places in our care for a year. Please follow the link below to find out more.

A group of people walking and laughing together at Lyme Park in Cheshire
Group visits around the grounds | © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

Parking and arrival

Coach parking can be found in Saltram’s disabled visitor car park. However, this space is limited so please enquire with the team before arriving.

Our team can provide an on-board welcome for groups on arrival. Saltram House is about 140 metres from the Welcome Centre.

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

A group of school children walking down a path near Bosherston Lakes at Stackpole, Pembrokeshire, Wales
School children exploring the grounds | © National Trust Images / Trevor Ray Hart

Self-led tours at Saltram

Saltram is the perfect place for a self-led educational visit. To find out more and book a self-led tour, email the team at or call 01752333500.

Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving us free access to the whole school group at National Trust places.

Where can groups eat?

Groups are welcome to visit the Park Café, which offers a range of snacks and light lunches. For something more traditional, there’s the Chapel Tea-room, which serves tea in bone china and has waitress service.

To avoid long queues it’s best for groups to visit the Park Café or Chapel Tea-room on a free-flow basis. Alternatively, if you’d like to visit either eatery as a whole group, contact the Park Café directly on 01752 333523.

The white exterior of the house at Saltram with lawn in front of it

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Group visits frequently asked questions 

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