National Trust

Julie's story

These are the places that make us

Margaret's story

These are the places that make us

Mal's story

These are the places that make us

Chirk, Wrexham

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

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Seaham, County Durham

County Durham's coastline has emerged from a polluted industrial past to become a haven for wildlife

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near Saltash, Cornwall

Tudor house with superb collections, garden, quay and estate

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Two girls dressing up in period costume at Tredegar House

Kids indoor activities for rainy days 

How do you keep the kids entertained on a rainy day? Head to one of the special places we look after for some great activities that won't be ruined by a downpour.

Visitors looking at the What is Home exhibition

Special exhibitions 

With many intriguing exhibitions to be seen, here's a handy guide to help you choose. Opening at Croome in Worcestershire, which once housed a school for boys, is a new exhibition exploring the question 'What is Home' through the voices of former pupils and children in care. While at Petworth in Sussex, the Trust's Prized Possessions exhibition of Dutch masters continues to wow visitors in its last month.

Walkers at Cwar Mawr Quarry in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

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Enjoy free access to more than 500 places with National Trust membership.

Academy ranger Rowan planting a wild flower meadow at Minnowburn

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Sadly, 97% of the nation's meadows have disappeared, with a huge knock-on effect to wildlife and plants. We're working hard to rectify this and need your urgent support.

Family playing in a tree stump at Plas Newydd in Anglesey

It’s Free Wills Month 

March is Free Wills Month and we’re delighted to offer our supporters aged 55 and over the chance to get a simple will written or updated for free.

Margaret and her fellow recycled teenagers enjoying a dance class

These are the places that make us 

Whether you’re meeting friends, escaping the bustle of everyday life, or getting closer to nature, we all make special connections with different places. These are the places that make us who we are. Meet some of the people behind the places, or begin your own story at a place that matters to you.

The exterior of Gordon's Cabin, Woolacombe, Devon

Last-minute breaks

Looking for a late getaway? Take advantage of 15% off selected holiday cottages.

Alex Monroe's iconic bumblebee necklace, now available on the National Trust online shop

Mother’s Day gift ideas

From jewellery to garden accessories, we've got something special for every mum.