National Trust Places You’ll Love Exploring
Whether you prefer long garden walks, discovering ancient, ruined castles or sitting back to take in your surroundings, the National Trust have places all over the UK to visit. We’ve listed our favourite National Trust properties and places below, along with the nearest campsites, in case you’re looking for inspiration for your next camping holiday.
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Buckinghamshire | Cambridgeshire | Cheshire | Cornwall | Cotswolds | Cumbria | Derbyshire | Devon | Dorset | Hampshire | Hertfordshire | Kent | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | London | Norfolk | Northamptonshire | Northern Ireland | Nottingham | Northumberland | Oxfordshire | Scotland | Somerset | Surrey | Sussex | Wales | Warwickshire | Wiltshire | Yorkshire
2. Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire
Visit the remains of one of the grandest Roman villas in Britain, learn about Chedworth’s Roman past and see fascinating artefacts found here.
A 30-minute drive from our Winchcombe Club Site.
Keep an eye on the event filled timetable at Standen House and Gardens to see what’s going on. The house, one of the finest examples of Arts and Crafts workmanship, is brilliant for families, with plenty of walks and fun activities to get involved with.
A 28-minute drive from our Crowborough Club Site.
4. Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex
Beautifully landscaped gardens, four lakes, and paths crisscrossing through wooded areas make this wildlife haven a lovely place to explore for those in or near Sussex.
A 26-minute drive from our Crowborough Club Site.
5. Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex
19th-century gardens surround Uppark House, where Georgian interiors tell the tale of 18th-century life in a house where lives were very different upstairs and downstairs.
A 22-minute drive from our Chichester Club Site.
6. Brodie Castle & Estate, Moray
The Brodie family were once one of Scotland’s most prominent families. View collections of furniture, art and ceramics in the castle or explore the acres of countryside surroundings.
A 15-minute drive from our Nairn Club Site.
7. Culloden, Inverness
Visit the National Trust for Scotland managed battlefield where the 1745 Jacobite Rising came to a tragic end. The visitor centre offers interactive displays, and the museum is home to artefacts and weaponry.
A 30-minute drive from our Rosemarkie Club Site.
8. Preston Mill, East Lothian
This picture-perfect mill was used commercially until 1959, and today, you can still see and hear the mill mechanisms at work. The mill was featured in the TV series Outlander and is surrounded by wildlife along the surrounding river.
A 13-minute drive from our Dunbar Club Site.
9. The Hermitage, Dunkeld
Lovers of the outdoors will be right at home in this stretch of magical Perthshire forest. With some of the tallest trees in Britain, the roaring Black Linn Falls to overlook and thriving wildlife, you’ll spend hours exploring here.
A 30-minute drive from our Scone Club Site.
10. Threave Garden & Estate, Castle Douglas
Created by students of the Trust’s School of Heritage Gardening, these beautifully landscaped gardens offer stunning views over the Galloway Hills and the Ken/Dee valley. Wildlife lovers will be at home here with a wetlands nature reserve and guided tours of Scotland’s only Bat Reserve.
An hour drive from our Moffat Club Site.
Visit the estate to learn about the 250 years of history surrounding Erddig. The surrounding parkland is perfect for picnics and exploring.
A 40-minute drive from our Delamere Forest Club Site.
12. The Kymin, Monmouthshire
Home to an unusual Naval Temple and an 18th-century Round House, The Kymin overlooks the beautiful Wye Valley.
A 40-minute drive from our Hereford Club Site.
13. Plas Newydd House and Garden, Anglesey
Enjoy wonderful views of Snowdonia from the shores of the Menai Strait while exploring the house and gardens in Anglesey.
14. Sugar Loaf and Usk Valley, Monmouthshire
Some of the best walks in Monmouthshire can be found in the Usk Valley, including the walk to the peak of Sugar Loaf, one of the highest peaks in the Black Mountains.
An hour drive from our Hereford Club Site.
Set within gardens and woodland, this Tudor home is decorated inside to showcase its Victorian past. Once you’ve explored the interior, the surrounding wetlands offer plenty of walking routes with great birdwatching opportunities.
A 41-minute drive from our Chertsey Club Site.
16. Hinton Ampner, Hampshire
The lovingly restored Hinton Ampner houses beautiful collections of arts and ceramics. The surrounding gardens are just as lovely to explore, with views across the South Downs.
A 38-minute drive from our Chichester Club Site.
17. Winchester City Mill, Hampshire
At over 1000 years old, Winchester City Mill is one of the oldest working watermills in the UK. After visiting the Mill, take the opportunity to sample some of the flour baked into delicious treats in the café.
A 41-minute drive from our Salisbury Club Site.
18. Pepperbox Hill, Wiltshire
This brick folly is on the high point of a chalk ridge landmark, offering wonderful views.
A 15-minute drive from our Salisbury Club Site.
19. Mottisfont, Hampshire
The popular Mottisfont is an 18th-century house with a medieval priory at its heart. The gardens and wider estate here make for some brilliant walks.
A 30-minute drive from our Salisbury Club Site.
Whether you go to explore the house and chapel or the gardens and wider estate, there’s always something new to discover at Killerton.
A 45-minute drive from our Charmouth Club Site.
21. Compton Castle, Devon
A dramatic fortified manor house sites surrounded by a small garden and orchard. Here you can explore Compton Castle’s kitchen, chapel, gardens and much more.
A 41-minute drive from our Dartmouth Club Site.
22. Greenway, Devon
Visit the private holiday home of Agatha Christie, surrounded by beautiful gardens and woodland on the banks of the River Dart.
A 42-minute drive from our Dartmouth Club Site.
You’ll find plenty for everyone to do while visiting this Jacobean mansion in Norfolk. Explore the highly decorated interior of the house and explore the expansive estate for a full day out.
A 30-minute drive from our West Runton Club Site.
24. Brancaster Estate, Norfolk
Brancaster Beach and the surrounding areas are a must to visit during a trip to Norfolk. Take in the panoramic views as you walk along the Norfolk Coast Path. It’s worth noting that this area is brilliant for wildlife lovers!
A 30-minute drive from our Sandringham Club Site.
25. Horsey Windpump, Norfolk
Take the chance to visit an iconic landmark on the Norfolk Broads. The remote location offers excellent views, fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities and a spot of history. Explore the nearby Horsey Beach and surrounding estate while here.
A 31-minute drive from our Norwich Club Site.
Visit one of the top attractions in the Lake District, Beatrix Potter’s farmhouse. The house is full of nods to her works, and it’s easy to picture her spending her time pottering around in the garden and surrounding countryside.
A 31-minute drive from our Bowness on Windermere Club Site.
27. Wray Castle, Cumbria
Sitting on the shores of Lake Windermere with fantastic mountain views, Wray Castle’s turrets and towers are an iconic landmark worth visiting.
A 24-minute drive from our Bowness on Windermere Club Site.
Discover the extraordinary history surrounding Cragside, in the heart of Northumberland. Full of Victorian gadgets for modern living and surrounded by man-made lakes and gardens, there’s plenty for the whole family to explore here.
A 35-minute drive from our Dunstan Hill Club Site.
29. Wallington, Northumberland
Wallington is surrounded by gardens, woodland, lakes and farmland to explore. The estate is brilliant for walks (you can take your dog), cycling and learning about the history of the family that lived there.
A 30-minute drive from our Bellingham Club Site.
Enjoy views over the Fal estuary, gentle walks through beautiful gardens, a spot of shopping and much more on a visit to Trelissick.
A 30-minute drive from our Veryan Club Site.
31. Cotehele, Cornwall
There are lots of things for the whole family to do during a visit to Cotehele. Explore the highly decorated Tudor house, beautifully planted gardens and much more.
A 28-minute drive from our Tavistock Club Site.
32. Godolphin, Cornwall
Wander through 16th-century gardens, explore remains of a mine and take in some of the best views in Cornwall while visiting Godolphin estate.
A 32-minute drive from our Sennen Cove Club Site.
33. Glendurgan Garden, Cornwall
Exotic flowers and giant towering leaves create a magical feel in the valleys of Glendurgan. There’s plenty for all ages to enjoy and explore here.
A 45-minute drive from our Veryan Club Site.
34. Trengwainron Garden, Cornwall
Beautifully cared for gardens with flower species from around the world and wooded paths with sea views are some of the highlights at Trengwainron Garden.
A 14-minute drive from our Sennen Cove Club Site.
Explore the thatched cottage in which Thomas Hardy was born in 1840, and the surrounding woodland. Hardy wrote several of his short stories and novels here including Far from the Madding Crowd.
A 15-minute drive from our Moreton Club Site.
36. Kingston Lacy, Dorset
Enjoy a summer picnic on the lawns, let kids run free in the play area or explore Kingston Lacy at a gentle pace, taking in the artwork inside the opulent family home.
A 19-minute drive from our Verwood Club Site.
37. Cerne Giant, Dorset
Head to the hills to see the iconic Cerne Giant. The chalk figure is Britain’s largest at 180ft tall and is surrounded by theories about its creation.
A 27-minute drive from our Moreton Club Site.
The woodlands surrounding Ashridge Estate are perfect for exploring on foot or by bike.
A 54-minute drive from our Hertford Club Site.
39. Shaw’s Corner, Hertfordshire
Explore both the home and gardens of playwright and politician Bernard Shaw. Whether you like history, appreciate fine art or enjoy a stroll through well-maintained gardens, this makes a great day out.
A 27-minute drive from our Hertford Club Site.
You can visit Hatchlands Park year-round to enjoy a coffee in the café or the parkland surrounding the striking house. The country house is still a family home full of paintings and fine furniture which you can visit from March – October.
An 11-minute drive from our Horsley Club Site.
41. Shalford Mill, Surrey
42. Clandon Park, Surrey
Built in the 1730s, a huge restoration project is underway at Clandon Park after a fire in 2015. You can still explore the ruined house while works are in progress and visit the beautiful gardens.
A 12-minute drive from our Horsley Club Site.
Chartwell was the family home of Sir Winston Churchill for 30 years. The rooms still reflect how they looked when he lived there, and the exhibition has over 50 objects that give a deeper insight into his life.
A 34-minute drive from our Crowborough Club Site.
44. Knole, Kent
Explore this 600-year-old estate which offers something for everybody. Inside you’ll find beautifully decorated rooms with tapestries, state beds and more to see. Outside, Lord Sackville’s private garden, 1000 acres of parkland and much more, including wild deer, are yours to explore.
A 35-minute drive from our Crowborough Club Site.
45. Scotney Castle, Kent
This Victorian country mansion looks like a fairytale castle and provides a beautiful backdrop while exploring the surrounding gardens.
A 25-minute drive from our Crowborough Club Site.
Beautifully terraced gardens and world-renowned art collections are the highlights for visitors to Upton House, just 7 miles north of Banbury.
A 31-minute drive from our Chipping Norton Club Site.
47. Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire
500 years of fascinating history is up for discovery at Baddesley Clinton. The walled gardens are truly beautiful no matter the season, and the restaurant is open daily.
A 37-minute drive from our Kingsbury Water Park Club Site.
48. Packwood House, Warwickshire
Explore both inside and outside Warwickshire wonderful Packwood House. Highlights inside include Queen Mary’s Bedroom, The Great Hall and The Long Gallery. In the garden wildflower meadows, a thriving Kitchen Garden and glorious views of the Tudor house can be found.
A 30-minute drive from our Clent Hills Club Site.
Lived in by the Peckover family for over 150 years, this Georgian townhouse has 2 acres of gardens to enjoy, including an orangery, summer houses and a rose garden.
A 32-minute drive from our Sandringham Club Site.
50. Houghton Mill and Waterclose Meadows, Cambridgeshire
Pre-book your guided tour to this impressive, working, 18th-century watermill. Saved by local villagers and restored to working order, this watermill has a few stories to discover.
A 30-minute drive from our St Neots Club Site.
51. Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire
If you’re looking to discover the history, explore an impressive mansion and stroll in colourful gardens, the Wimpole Estate is worth visiting.
A 22-minute drive from our Cambridge Club Site.
The 2,650-acre Stourhead estate has something for everyone to explore. From the world-famous garden to the treasure packed mansion, you won’t be short on things to do during your visit.
A 43-minute drive from our Cheddar Club Site.
53. Avebury, Wiltshire
In the heart of the Avebury World Heritage Site, the ancient stone circle, manor house and museum are owned by the National Trust.
A 23-minute drive from our Devizes Club Site.
54. Great Chalfield Manor and Garden, Wiltshire
Romantic gardens, ponds and, of course, the beautiful medieval Chalfield Manor itself make for a lovely couple of hours in the Wiltshire countryside.
A 15-minute drive from our Devizes Club Site.
Visit Fountains Abbey to see ancient abbey ruins and awe-inspiring gardens.
A 22-minute drive from our Boroughbridge Club Site.
56. Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire
Over 100 million years before the first dinosaurs, these giant rock formations were formed. Enjoy a walk to see the interestingly shaped rocks which attract walkers, climbers, and families alike.
A 27-minute drive from our Boroughbridge Club Site.
57. East Riddlesden Hall, West Yorkshire
East Riddlesden Hall is a great place for letting kids run free or exploring at a relaxed pace, with beautiful gardens and plenty of family fun.
A 47-minute drive from our Clitheroe Club Site.
If well maintained gardens and parkland aren’t enough of a pull to visit Tyntesfield, the beautifully cared for interior of the Gothic Revival house has something to interest everyone.
A 37-minute drive from our Cheddar Club Site.
59. Fyne Court, Somerset
Fyne Court is a lovely location for a few hours of exploring wild gardens and hidden gems, followed by a visit to the tea-room, of course.
A 46-minute drive from our Minehead Club Site.
61. Cliveden, Buckinghamshire
Cliveden, now a hotel, overlooks the River Thames and is surrounded by charming gardens and woodland to explore near our Chertsey Club Site.
A 33-minute drive from our Chertsey Club Site.
62. Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire
There’s plenty for everyone to explore at a relaxed pace at Waddesdon Manor, a French Renaissance-style château in the heart of wonderfully maintained gardens.
A 40-minute drive from our Oxford Club Site.
An ideal setting for dog walkers and ramblers, this surviving structure was part of a thriving commune in the 13th-century.
A 30-minute drive from our Oxford Club Site.
Marvel at Elizabethan architecture and interiors at Hardwick Hall and enjoy the surrounding estate, which offers something for everyone, including long garden walks, picture-perfect vies and a gift shop.
A 43-minute drive from our Bakewell Club Site.
65. White Peak Estate, Derbyshire
The White Peak Estate is scattered with things to do and places to explore. Included in this area is lam Park, Dovedale and Hamps and Manifold Valleys.
A 14-minute drive from our Alton, The Star Club Site.
Canons Ashby is a warm, welcoming Tudor manor house with historic parkland and grand interiors to enjoy.
A 48-minute drive from our Chipping Norton Club Site.
67. Stowe, Northamptonshire
The impressive scale of the gardens at Stowe is one of the main attractions. Spend hours exploring every nook and cranny for yourself.
A 41-minute drive from our Oxford Club Site.
At the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Gunby Estate is not only impressive to look at but has plenty of history to discover.
A 27-minute drive from our Mablethorpe Club Site.
69. Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire
Turrets and Gothic interior features make this red brick castle an interesting visit. You’ll also get stunning views of the Lincolnshire countryside during your visit.
An 11-minute drive from our Woodhall Spa Club Site.
Whether you’re an expert in fauna and flora, interested in the unique species from around the world planted here, or just looking for a stroll and afternoon tea, this is a lovely location.
A 17-minute drive from our Delamont Country Park Club Site.
71. Castle Ward, County Down
Overlooking the tranquil waters of Strangford Lough, Castle Ward has plenty for everyone to enjoy, from relaxed walks, Game of Thrones film locations to find and lots of history.
A 18-minute drive from our Delamont Country Park Club Site.
A place of complete calm in busy London, Fenton House and Garden have fine collections on display and a beautifully looked after walled garden to enjoy.
73. Sutton House and Breaker's Yard, Hackney
Visit Thomas Cromwell’s family home, one of the last remaining Tudor houses in London.
A great location to visit year-round, there’s so much to explore at Dunham Massey. Roaming deer, ancient woodland, and beautiful gardens are yours to discover outdoors.
75. Quarry Bank, Cheshire
Quarry Bank is one of the finest industrial heritage sites in Britain. Discover what it was like to work in a cotton mill, find out how life was very different for workers and owners and much more on your visit.
A 37-minute drive from our Hayfield Club Site.
Clumber Park is an ideal spot for a picnic, a long walk and taking plenty of photos of your surroundings.
77. The Workhouse and Infirmary, Nottinghamshire
Built in 1824, The Workhouse was a last resort for those in need. Discover what life was like for those seeking refuge and living in less than perfect conditions here.
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Stoneywell tells the story of happy family life in this quaint cottage, surrounded by woodland that deserves to be enjoyed by all ages.
A 32-minute drive from our Conkers Club Site.
79. Belton House, Lincolnshire
The impressive Belton House is surrounded by wonderfully maintained grounds to explore. Enjoy a picnic, visit the ancient deer park and explore to your heart’s content.
A 48-minute drive from our Woodhall Spa Club Site.
Note: All drive times are an approximation and will vary based on traffic conditions and preferred routes.