With picturesque views and heavenly properties - the National Trust offers a range of activities ideal for families and explorers alike.
The National Trust is a charity that work to preserve the nation’s heritage and open spaces, for everyone to enjoy - looking after sites from coastlines to woodland area, archaeological remains to stately homes.
Here are just some of the advantages to becoming a National Trust member:
- Free entry to over 500 unique locations
- Free parking at most National Trust car parks
- National Trust Handbook full of ideas to help you plan a visit
- National Trust Magazine sent to you three times a year
- Regular newsletters sent straight to your inbox
The national trust look after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland – with over 775 miles of coastline, over 248,000 hectares of land and over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments gardens and parks and nature reserves. Here is a condensed list of some of our favourite National Trust sites for you to visit these upcoming holidays:
Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Take a step back in time to the industrial revolution with a visit to Quarry Bank Mill, and see how a complete industrial community lived. Visit the working mill, where you will find fully functioning machines, the apprentice house where you can learn more about the pauper children, or explore the glasshouse and its range exotic of fruit growing within. For the avid adventurers, there are over 400 acres to explore around the mill, ideal for sunny days with the family.
Jurassic Coast, Southwest Coast
If you fancy a little more of an adventure, head down to the southwest coast and roam the world heritage site which reveals over 185 million years of history, and learn about all the natural processes which formed the coast as it is now. The coast includes popular destinations like Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, a famous natural arch and secluded cove - this picturesque location even has a camping/caravan site, ideal for a short break away!
Whether you are a history enthusiast or a keen rambler, Stourhead offers a range of sights and activities ideal for every member of the family. Explore the grand rooms of the Stourhead house, or take a walk round the world-famous gardens – an 18th-century Arcadian paradise.