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Visitors walking among daffodils at Dora's Field, Ambleside, Cumbria
Visitors walking among daffodils at Dora's Field, Ambleside, Cumbria | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

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Visitors exploring the gardens at Cotehele, Cornwall

Where to see daffodils 

Typically flowering from February until May, the trumpet-like blooms of the daffodil announce spring's arrival. Find out where to see the best daffodil displays at the woodlands, gardens and parks in our care

Two visitors explore the garden at Cragside, wrapped up warm in their padded coats in autumn.
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Explore the most famous gardens in our care 

We care for hundreds of historic gardens, encompassing more than 500 years of history and a range of garden styles and fashions. Learn about the most famous and significant gardens you can visit.

The falls at Aberdulais Tin Works, South Wales
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Top waterfalls to visit 

Be invigorated by the power of nature, when you visit one of the stunning waterfalls at places we care for.

Two lambs
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Places you can see lambs 

Lambs are one of the first and most eagerly awaited signs of spring and you can already spot them at many of the places in our care. Find out where you can see lambs near you.

Indoor adventures

View of the house at Knole, Kent in winter
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Top 10 unique houses 

Learn about some of the most unusual houses we look after and find out what makes them so special, from a tiny woodland cottage to a romantic country retreat.

Speke Hall in winter
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Places with Tudor connections 

Discover the places we look after that have links to the Tudor period, from prominent figures like Henry VII and key events such as the dissolution of the monasteries. They’ve received royal visitors, hidden Catholic priests and witnessed important events.

The Long Gallery at The Children's Country House at Sudbury, Derbyshire
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Kids' indoor activities for rainy days 

How do you keep the kids entertained on a rainy day? Here's a selection of indoor activities that won't be ruined by a sudden downpour.

Visitors in the 16th century kitchen at Buckland Abbey, Devon
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Places with famous connections 

Walk in the footsteps of famous people. From The Beatles to Sir Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie to Isaac Newton, discover more as you step into their former homes.

'50 things to do before you're 11¾'

Girl in pink jacket standing under blossoming tree in orchard look up at the branches
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Top ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ activities to do in spring 

Spring is the perfect time to get started on our list of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’. Here are some of the best activities to try, from stargazing to snail racing.

Children at Bodnant Garden, North Wales
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No. 30 Go on a scavenger hunt 

A scavenger hunt tests your seeking skills in the wild and is lots of fun too. It’s no. 30 our ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’.

Pond dipping in the River Wandle at Morden Hall Park, London
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No. 35 Discover what's in a pond 

No. 35 of the ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ is to discover what’s in a pond. Scoop some out into a tub and check out what lives beneath the surface.

Blue tit on bird feeder, viewed from the bird hide at Acorn Bank, Cumbria
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No. 43 Help a wild animal 

Lend a helping hand to the animals and birds that live near you by making sure they have food to eat and a place to sleep. It’s no. 43 of our ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’.

Information about visiting

Visitors inside the Conservation Studio at Knole, Kent

Places you need to pre-book 

Planning a day out at one of the houses, buildings or gardens we care for? Some places need to be booked in advance. Read on to find out which places require booking, and learn how you can join a guided tour experience.

A family exploring the Tudor way of living inside the manor house at Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire
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Visiting and booking frequently asked questions 

Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about visiting and using the booking system.

Family exploring the garden in winter at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
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Enhanced facilities for disabled visitors 

Find out more about which places in our care have specialised facilities for disabled visitors.

Two visitors cycle side by side through a winding path leading through parkland on the Ickworth Estate. They're wrapped up in rain coats and the weather appears hazy.

Sustainable travel to the places in our care 

Find out how you can travel to the places in our care by train, bus, bike or on foot, helping you to save money and care for the environment.

Visitors in the garden in January at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire
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Touring Pass 

If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.

Two visitors exploring the garden in spring at Quarry Bank, Cheshire

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