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Favourite National Trust place?

205 replies

fellyjish · 31/12/2019 20:29

We got NT membership for Xmas and it kicks in tomorrow! I'm really excited and want to use it to the full! Where are your favourite NT places?

I'm in the South West but would like to use it as a tool to plan weekends away/visit friends etc too!

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monkeyblonde · 31/12/2019 20:32

Waddesdon near Aylesbury, a cut above your average NT place.

Also Cliveden near Maidenhead is lovely too.

Elderflower14 · 31/12/2019 20:35

Very small but Clouds Hill... here

beela · 31/12/2019 20:37

Waddesdon is fabulous. Tredegar House is another of our favourites.

mogtheexcellent · 31/12/2019 20:38

Waddesdon is lovely. Lovely roses in June and gorgeous at christmas. My other favourite is calke abbey which has been purposely left distressed.

We went to Blickling Hall in north norfolk today. Which was good. I also love oxburgh hall and the vyne.

LuvMyBoyz · 31/12/2019 20:40

Dunham Massey
Croft Castle
Berrington Hall
Absolute favourite: Little Morton Hall.

We3kingsoforientareandabump · 31/12/2019 20:40

Cragside in Northumberland.

The North East has some fantastic NT places

Ginnesaisquoi · 31/12/2019 20:40

Cliveden is fabulous, Waddesdon is very nice too.

SuzanneV · 31/12/2019 20:43

Stourhead is lovely as is Cotehele, depends very much whereabouts in the Southwest you are!

smemorata · 31/12/2019 20:43

Hardwick Hall...but I have a soft spot for Baddesley Clinton. I had a birthday card with a picture of it on when I was 14 and I loved it. Thirty years later I finally managed to see it and it is beautiful. I also love Kinver Edge because it's so unusual (but tiny).

Ellie56 · 31/12/2019 20:44

Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's house in the Lake District.

FREEM · 31/12/2019 20:45

culzean castle

SquashedFlyBiscuit · 31/12/2019 20:46

Depends where you are in SW, but....

Killerton (esp when dressed up and themed) beautiful walks and views
Stourhead. Amazing follies, grotto etc round a lake.
Brownsea Island. Scouting etc, play area.
Mottisfont. Especially at Christmas.
Theres a few nr Bristol. Tyntesfield had amazing outdoor play.

CoffeeRunner · 31/12/2019 20:47

Not been to very many TBH. But Castle Drogo stands out in my memory.

BoswellsBollocks · 31/12/2019 20:47

Dunster Castle
Powis Castle
Chirk castle
Attingham Park

All have lovely grounds

Wonkydonkey44 · 31/12/2019 20:47

Brownsea island , studley royal

SquashedFlyBiscuit · 31/12/2019 20:47

Oh St Michaels Mount too...

Supersimkin2 · 31/12/2019 20:47


ineedaholidaynow · 31/12/2019 20:49

Relatives thoroughly recommend Lanhydrock in the South West

neversleepagain · 31/12/2019 20:49

West Country:
Snowshill Manor

Trerice House

MirandaWest · 31/12/2019 20:50

Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire is one of my very favourite places

Snozzlemaid · 31/12/2019 20:51

Lanhydrock definitely.

Whistle73 · 31/12/2019 20:52

If you've got kids then Belton House is amazing - apart from the house and beautiful gardens there is a fantastic outdoor adventure playground with mini railway plus indoor soft play for toddlers too.

You could easily spend a whole day at Belton and not do it all.

fellyjish · 31/12/2019 20:53

Thanks all, off to google and make some plans (I LOVE a plan!)

Keep the suggestions coming!

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Floralnomad · 31/12/2019 20:53

Kingston Lacey is lovely at Christmas , they have the best decorated trees of any NT place . Petworth house is one of my favourites , great art collection .

Marmite27 · 31/12/2019 20:53

Brimham Rocks.

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