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Tourism recognition for top Fermanagh attractions
Two of Fermanagh’s leading tourist destinations, Crom and Castle Coole, have been recognised for their consistently high standards as key visitor attractions. Both places achieved a four-star rating under the Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s Visitor Attraction Quality Grading Scheme.
New barge helps Strangford Lough island life
The National Trust today (Wednesday 8 October) had a traditional naming ceremony to officially launch their new barge for Strangford Lough. The barge was named Cuan Brig, a name suggested through a public competition, and chosen for its local significance.
Growing talent at Mount Stewart
Thanks to funding from Pilgrim Trust, the National Trust at Mount Stewart has set up a garden apprenticeship scheme with South Eastern Regional College to cultivate local skills.
Portstewart Strand, one of the best in the UK
Portstewart Strand, the magnificent National Trust beach on the North Coast of Antrim has been ranked within the top 12 beaches in the UK by ‘Rough Guides’.
Cider and bramley apples are winners
Mac Ivors Cider Company and MacNeice Fruit Ltd are celebrating winning prestigious National Trust Fine Farm Produce Awards. The Canned Bramley Apples received their first ever award while the traditional cider received the accolade for the second year running.
New thatch for Hezlett House
Traditional skills are being kept alive with the re-thatching of Hezlett House in County Londonderry.
Natural play at Springhill
An exciting natural play area, offering an amazing place for children to explore, run wild and have hours of endless fun.
Summer House fire at Florence Court
Press statement - Summer House fire at Florence Court.
Bird watchers paradise
Northern Ireland has some of the best bird watching sites in the UK and the National Trust is delighted to welcome some new visitors to our shores. Sand martins have stormed in to colonise new dunes on the Bann Estuary and Mediterranean gulls are breeding for the first time on Strangford Lough.
Rare bee at White Park Bay
The sighting of a rare bee at White Park Bay earlier this month has been celebrated by local conservationists.
Take it outside with National Trust
The National Trust is aiming to get Northern Ireland kids playing outside this summer as part of its commitment to connect the ‘cotton wool generation’ with nature.
Ben Fogle takes in the wonders of Strangford Lough
Strangford Lough welcomed world famous explorer Ben Fogle this week, as the adventurer filmed a new TV series on outdoors and nature.