You should probably make some room in your diary. So if you join the National Trust today, you’ll have access to some of Britain’s most stunning houses, spectacular gardens, breathtaking coastline, and historically significant locations.
By joining the National Trust, you will not only be able to visit amazing locations around the UK, but you will also be assisting in the preservation of your heritage for future generations.
Join the National Trust today and get three months free if you pay by Direct Debit.
If you join the National Trust now, you may visit it for free: 215 houses and gardens, 149 museums, 127 factories and mines, 57 villages, 47 dovecotes, 66 nature reserves, 43 pubs, 78 mills, 12 lighthouses, 2 gold mines, 704 miles of coastline, 600,000 acres of countryside, 4,000 prehistoric monuments, 215 houses and gardens, 149 museums, 127 factories and mines, 57 villages, 47 dovecotes, 66 nature reserves, 43 pubs, 78 mills, 12
Become a member of the National Trust now to enjoy fantastic days out in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
The National Trust is dedicated to preserving exceptional places for future generations. Join today to discover fantastic days out in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland at hundreds of stunning castles, ancient residences, and gorgeous gardens.
The National Trust is dedicated to education and providing life-changing experiences for visitors, ensuring that our 300 houses, gardens, 700 miles of coastline, and 820 square kilometres of open countryside become places of inspiration, leisure, enjoyment, and enrichment for all.
The National Trust is the largest conservation organisation in Europe, including holdings in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The work we perform is enjoyed and benefited by 3.5 million members, 40,000 volunteers, 500,000 school pupils, 13.9 million visitors, contributors, funders, and tenants.
A National Trust membership entitles you to free admission to over 300 National Trust homes and 200 gardens throughout the year. But that’s not all; your membership also includes the following:
- The Member’s Handbook – a comprehensive overview to all of our properties
- Regional bulletins covering local events
- Three National Trust publications every year
Most National Trust car parks offer free parking.
The National Trust for Scotland and other partner organisations give free admission.
The following are some of the Special Interest Tours offered by the National Trust in 2008:
- Explore Mrs Grenville’s Grand Rooms at Polesden Lacey, in Surrey, or learn about family life with The Churchills at Chartwell, in Kent, to learn about the opulent lives of people who lived in the country’s finest historic mansions.
- Visit Florence Court in Fermanagh and take the Upstairs Downstairs tour to learn about Lady Enniskillen’s mysterious disappearance.
- If you enjoy movies, go to Basildon Park in Berkshire to see the set of Pride and Prejudice.
- Fountains Abbey, in North Yorkshire, has all the elements of a compelling storey – religion, power, and wealth. We welcome you to join us on a fascinating tour of White Monks & Wealthy Monasteries located in one of the most stunning settings in the United Kingdom.
- Scares and scandals — Dunster Castle in Somerset, with its dramatic location, is a hive of ghostly activity, and a guide is on ready to tell you everything about the supernatural happenings in The Haunted Castle.
- There’s a lot of excitement going on at Cliveden in Buckinghamshire; pay a quick visit to the home and take a tour of the grounds while learning about all the scandalous events that have occurred above the Thames.
- Visit Biddulph Grange in Staffordshire to experience The Great Age of Victorian Gardening, or visit Cotehele in Cornwall for Gardener’s Question Time to acquire some useful horticultural advice.
Other 2008 highlights for the National Trust include:
- Throughout the year, Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire will hold activities and unique displays to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Bess of Hardwick’s death. ‘Bess of Hardwick Hidden Tours’ and the intriguing ‘Threads of Time’ needlework display are among the attractions.
- The country’s only remaining Regency theatre, the Theatre Royal in Bury St. Edmunds, Norfolk, is reopening with selected original performances and guided tours following a 3.5 million restoration.
- In 2008, the 16th-century Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire’s most famous Tudor structure, will commemorate 70 years of National Trust ownership.
- For the first time in ten years, the renovated 18th-century temple in Hatchlands, Surrey, will be available to the public.
- The Museum of Children at Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire, reopens in spring 2008 after a £2.2 million redevelopment, offering a fun look at childhood through the centuries, from the 19th century to the present.
- Quarry Bank Mill in Wilmslow in Cheshire will have a busy year in 2008, not only because it will be celebrating 30 years of operation, but also because the property’s “hidden” garden will finally open to the public as part of the Cheshire Year of Gardens 2008 celebrations.
Handbook of the National Trust
When you’re searching for a place to visit for a day out, the National Trust Handbook is a great resource to have.
It divides England, Wales, and Northern Ireland into regions.
You’ll find it useful to have in the car with a comprehensive map so you can make your way to the places!
With details on what’s on offer at each attraction, as well as all the information you’ll need to make the most of your day out. It advises you if you should schedule your visit ahead of time and how much admission costs, as well as what food, drinks, children’s activities, braille guides, study days, and parking options are available.
Why should you become a member of the national trust?
Great value – for as little as £14.63 (when paying by Direct Debit), you may visit hundreds of wonderful locations across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as much as you wish.
Most National Trust rural, forest, and seaside car parks offer free parking.
Children under the age of five are admitted for free.
The National Trust membership bundle includes the following items:
- The Members’ Handbook is a comprehensive guide to all of the Trust’s properties, as well as their opening hours and locations.
- News, views, stories, features, gardening advice, and letters are published three times a year in The National Trust Magazine.
- Regional Newsletters – Get the latest information about local events and activities.
- Free parking at most National Trust car parks if you have a parking sticker.
- Map Tour – your guide to over 300 stunning structures and 200 breathtaking gardens.
- When you pay via Direct Debit, you get three months free membership (twelve months for the price of nine).
- Free picnic rug from the National Trust.