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DRACULA UNTOLD takes a bite from NI filming
A host of iconic National Trust places in Northern Ireland are set to feature in Dracula Untold, one of the biggest films to be released worldwide this autumn. The Universal Pictures production of Dracula Untold, to be released on 3 October, was filmed at National Trust locations.
Festival of Light will illuminate Mount Stewart
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, Mount Stewart has announced that it will once again host the amazing Festival of Light in its world renowned gardens over three weekends in November.
Colour your autumn on Great NI Walk
New research from the National Trust has found that the kaleidoscope of natural colours experienced on an autumn walk makes people feel happier, healthier and calmer (84%) at a time when more than 40% admit to feeling down as the nights draw in.
Sales mission to China for North Coast
The Giant’s Causeway and the Causeway Coastal Route will be promoted far beyond these shores this September as representatives prepare to embark on a dedicated sales mission to China. The week-long sales promotion from 15 to 19 September, organised by Tourism Ireland, will involve workshops, presentations and networking events in three major cities - Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
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 has opened at the National Trust’s Springhill estate in Moneymore.
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.