Favourite National Trust place?
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!
BettysLeftTentacle · 31/12/2019 20:55
Another vote for Fountains Abbey. The first time I saw it, the air was knocked out of my lungs - literally breathtaking! I also like Calke Abbey. It’s very eerie in the winter. Wimpole Hall is fun for the farm and Brancaster beach on a sunny day is as good as any abroad.
MyCatScaresDogs · 31/12/2019 21:23
Definitely Brownsea Island and St Michael’s Mount in the south and SW. I remember enjoying Arlington Court in Devon as a kid.
If you’re driving north on the A1, Belton House has a brilliant adventure playground for kids and Clumber Park is lovely and makes a good stopover.
If you’re looking to break a journey near the M11, Wimpole Home Farm is good.
TheBoxOfDelights · 31/12/2019 21:30
Fountains Abbey is probably my favourite place. I prefer it early in the morning on my day off in the winter without visitors .
Cragside is beautiful. I love Lindisfarne and Hill Top. Blickling and Oxborough Hall (s) in Norfolk.
Lanhydrock is lovely.
I can’t remember if NT gets you into Historic Scottish properties or if that is EH but there are some absolutely incredible Scottish castles.
XmasDayConundrum · 31/12/2019 21:47
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WildCherryBlossom · 31/12/2019 21:49
Another vote for Stourhead in SW. go at different times of year to enjoy the seasons. So much to enjoy there. It's a gem! Polesden Lacy near Leatherhead is excellent with children (particularly if they are into birds or bats), Bodian Castle in Kent is a proper drawbridge castle, Nymans if you are into gardens. I've visited the Windmill in the Isle of Wight a couple of times. It's a small place but lovely.
Have you got the app? I browse what's on via the app. I get a huge amount out of the membership.
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