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Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales announced Wales’ fourth World Heritage Site; and a first for National Trust Cymru

The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales has become the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, having been granted the accolade today, at the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee.

Published : 28 Jul 2021


Sunflowers at Rhosili

Rhosili and South Gower Coast, Swansea

Rhosili's spectacular sunflower display attracts visitors and pollinators in their thousands.

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National Trust Cymru secures support from Wales Green Recovery Fund for people and nature project in Pembrokeshire

National Trust Cymru has received funding from the Wales Green Recovery Fund, a Welsh Government fund administered by The National Heritage Memorial Fund, for a pilot partnership project in Pembrokeshire.

Published : 06 Jul 2021 Last update : 07 Jul 2021

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Last year’s scorching summer creates spectacular spring display

The combination of a hot summer in 2018 and a milder winter has meant spring flowers have appeared earlier and are producing more impressive displays than last year.

Published : 25 Apr 2019 Last update : 06 Jul 2021

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National Trust Cymru Director appointed OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

National Trust Cymru is delighted to announce that Director, Justin Albert, has been appointed an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2021, for services to the historic and natural environment in Wales.

Published : 12 Jun 2021

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Repeated vandalism is damaging much-loved beauty spot and putting nature at risk, warns National Trust Cymru and Simon Hart MP

Following an increase in vandalism, trespassing and littering at Morfa Bychan beach near Ragwen Point in Carmarthenshire, National Trust Cymru and local MP Simon Hart are urging people to visit responsibly, follow the Countryside Code and not to park overnight.

Published : 28 May 2021 Last update : 27 May 2021

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National Trust Cymru urges people to turn social media pink, white and green as it launches its online campaign #GwleddYGwanwyn #BlossomWatch

With this spring likely to be the most anticipated in living memory, National Trust Cymru is inviting people wherever they live to emulate Japan’s Hanami – the ancient tradition of viewing and celebrating blossom - with its #GwleddYGwanwyn #BlossomWatch campaign.

Published : 18 Mar 2021

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Launching the new footpath network on the Vile

Rhosili and South Gower Coast, Swansea

We’ve opened a new network of footpaths at Rhosili so that you can discover how we’re bringing wildlife back to the Vile.

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Welcoming Wales’ visitors back to their heritage and open spaces

From Monday 9 November, residents in Wales will be welcomed back to Wales’ most popular heritage attractions, gardens, museums and outdoor spaces as National Trust Wales, Cadw and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales sites open their doors after the firebreak lockdown.

Published : 06 Nov 2020

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National Trust reopens Penrhyn Castle

The opening of Penrhyn Castle from Monday 7 September marks the first in a series of phased steps to reopen houses and castles in Wales.

Published : 07 Sep 2020

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National Trust announces spending cuts and redundancies in face of coronavirus

The National Trust is proposing £100m of annual savings following the impact of the coronavirus crisis, after warning almost every aspect of its income has been affected.

Published : 29 Jul 2020

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Green Recovery Wales festival a success as hundreds have their say virtually

The free online festival, which took place between 20 and 23 July, saw hundreds of people join in with live discussions, workshops and activities on how we can work together towards a greener future.

Published : 24 Jul 2020

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Nature-friendly farming sees threatened birds flock in their thousands to Pembrokeshire

Endangered birds are continuing to flock in their thousands to National Trust farmland in Pembrokeshire, according to the latest data from the conservation charity.

Published : 10 Jun 2020 Last update : 11 Jun 2020

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Wildlife-friendly gardening tips from the National Trust

National Trust gardening experts have shared their top tips for creating a wildlife-friendly space at home. From building bug hotels to growing plants for pollinators, there are a whole range of things to try.

Published : 28 May 2020

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A mow of support from Erddig

While Erddig is closed, National Trust staff are working hard to look after the house, collections and gardens, including Head Gardener Glyn Smith who has taking mowing to another level.

Published : 21 May 2020

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Earliest bloom in at least a decade for Bodnant Garden’s golden laburnum arch

The laburnum arch at the National Trust’s world famous Bodnant Garden in Conwy has produced its earliest blooms for a decade, following a record amount of sunshine in April and May.

Published : 18 May 2020

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A bumper year for apple blossom after sunniest April on record

A mild winter and weeks of continuous sunshine have resulted in a good year for apple blossom.

Published : 04 May 2020 Last update : 05 May 2020

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Nation turns to home-baking during lockdown as cheese scones top recipe list

The nation has turned to baking to cope with the lockdown with cheese scones, apple and rhubarb crumble and sponge cake topping the list of favourites, according to the National Trust.

Published : 29 Apr 2020