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Mount Stewart reunited with its historic demesne

An aerial view of the Mount Stewart demesne © National Trust / Mount Stewart

An aerial view of the Mount Stewart demesne

Mount Stewart’s world famous house and gardens are set to be reunited with their historic demesne after more than 50 years.

Brighten up the shortest day with National Trust

Take a stroll at the Giant’s Causeway on the shortest day of the year © National Trust / Art Ward

Take a stroll at the Giant’s Causeway on the shortest day of the year

While Sunday 21December may bring the shortest day of the year, the National Trust is bringing you lots of bright ideas to fill your festive break with fun and adventure!

Generous art donation to the Giant's Causeway

Anne and Stephen Butcher with Maurice Orr, Max Bryant and Esther Dobbin © National Trust / North Coast

Anne and Stephen Butcher with Maurice Orr, Max Bryant and Esther Dobbin

A generous local man has donated a piece of art to the Giant’s Causeway in memory of his late parents.

Micro moth discovered at Giant’s Causeway

The caterpillar stage of one of the world’s smallest moths © National Trust / North Coast

The caterpillar stage of one of the world’s smallest moths

Nature keeps on surprising National Trust Ranger, Dr Cliff Henry who recently discovered evidence of a rare micro moth thriving at the Giant’s Causeway – the third rare species spotted by the charity’s conservation team in the last 18 months.

Tourism recognition for top Fermanagh attractions

National Trust Fermanagh team receive NITB four-star rating © National Trust / Tony Millar

National Trust Fermanagh team receive NITB four-star rating

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

National Trust barge, the Cuan Brig, transporting wildlife to the islands © National Trust Northern Ireland

National Trust barge, the Cuan Brig, transporting wildlife to the islands

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

Kenneth Skelton has joined the Mount Stewart garden team © National Trust / Paul Stewart

Kenneth Skelton has joined the Mount Stewart garden team

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

The two-mile strand of glistening golden sand has a fine reputation © Chris Hill

The two-mile strand of glistening golden sand has a fine reputation

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 medium and traditional dry ciders © National Trust / Paul Canning

Mac Ivors medium and traditional dry ciders

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

The thatched roof of Hezlett House is being restored © National Trust /Toby Edwards

The thatched roof of Hezlett House is being restored

Traditional skills are being kept alive with the re-thatching of Hezlett House in County Londonderry.

Natural play at Springhill

Go wild in Springhill’s new natural play area © National Trust / Bernie Brown

Go wild in Springhill’s new natural play area

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

Florence Court Summer House before the fire © National Trust / Bernie Brown

Florence Court Summer House before the fire

Press statement - Summer House fire at Florence Court.

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