The National Trust is a charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation's heritage and open spaces and wanted to protect them for everyone to enjoy. More than 120 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything we do. We look after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone.
We look after coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages, historic houses, gardens, mills and pubs. We restore them, protect them and open them up to everyone. For the Trust, conservation has always gone hand-in-hand with public access. We welcome everyone to explore:
- 780 miles of coastline
- Over 248,000 hectares of land
- Over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments, gardens and parks and nature reserves