The National Trust

 The National Trust was founded in 1895 by three Victorian philanthropists - Miss Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley. Concerned about the impact of uncontrolled development and industrialisation, they set up the Trust to act as a guardian for the nation in the acquisition and protection of threatened coastline, countryside and buildings.

More than a century later, the National Trust cares for over 248,000 hectares (612,000 acres) of beautiful countryside in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, plus more than 700 miles of coastline and more than 200 buildings and gardens of outstanding interest and importance.

Follow the links below to some of the Nationa Trust sites. For a full list of National Trust sites, please visit their website.

The National Trust

Basildon Place - Berkshire

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden - North Yorkshire

Lyme Park - Cheshire


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