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Many of the houses and buildings in our care that will be transformed with colour this Christmas. Find out more about our winter illuminations and lights trails and book tickets for your visit.
With carol services and choirs performing at many of our places, you’ll find lots of ways to get in the Christmas spirit at these merry events near you.
Step back in time and experience a historic Christmas first-hand. See houses decked out with decorations from across history and be transported right back to the festivities of the time.
Plan a festive family day out and meet Father Christmas in his grotto this Christmas. You can even settle down for a storytelling session or leave a gift at a reverse grotto at some of the places in our care.
Whether you're spotting seal pups in Norfolk or catching a glimpse of Devon's Dartmoor ponies, there's plenty of wildlife to see in winter. Get outdoors and discover the best places for winter wildlife watching.
We look after many areas of outstanding natural beauty. Despite living increasingly urbanised lives, you can still find some incredible wild places to which you can escape.
From tree-lined avenues to ancient woodland, find a sense of calm among the trees with our pick of the best woodland and forest walks.
Find the best places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to see the elusive red squirrel. Autumn is a great time to spot them as they gather food ahead of the winter.
Some of the historic houses in our care close over the winter months so we can carry out vital conservation work. Please check individual place webpages for up-to-date information on opening times.
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.
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.
How do you keep the kids entertained on a rainy day? Here's a selection of indoor activities at the houses in our care that won't be ruined by a sudden downpour.
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.
Autumn opens up a world of new adventures for kids. Discover the best activities from our ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’, including playing conkers and foraging for wild food.
When it comes to creating wild art, the only limit is your imagination. What will you use, and how? Create some wild art is no. 18 of the ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’.
Stargazing is a magical way to bring science alive and experience the beauty of our natural world. Going stargazing is no. 27 on our list of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’.
Watching the sunset is no. 49 of the National Trust’s ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ list.
Planning a day out at one of the houses or gardens we care for? Some places need to be booked in advance. Find out which places need pre-booking and learn how you can join one of the new guided tour experiences.
Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about visiting and using the booking system.
Find out more about which places in our care have specialised facilities for disabled visitors.
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.
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.