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!
Holymotherforkingshirtballs · 31/12/2019 21:56
I agree with Fountains Abbey, one of my favourite places. We were there at the weekend and they had a choir singing carols in the cloisters. It was fantastic. We enjoyed Tyntesfield when visiting friends in Bristol. We have also enjoyed beach days on holiday in Devon and Wales where we can use our membership for the carparks
ChessieFL · 31/12/2019 22:00
I am also in the South West and there are loads of lovely ones!
I second the vote for A La Ronde near Exmouth - small but very quirky.
Arlington near Barnstaple is also good and has a carriage museum if that floats your boat.
Knightshayes near Tiverton is another lovely one.
Freefalling123 · 31/12/2019 22:10
Waddesdon is amazing - agree with all previous suggestions for this one!
Plus not far from there, near Buckingham, is Stowe Landscape Gardens. Acres and acres of beautiful parkland, lakes, temples and follies. Stowe house is private (public school) but open on certain days of the year at additional charge.
Fredy45 · 31/12/2019 22:18
Tyntesfield is fun
Just a note re dyrham park - it's my local and I was there today. It's lovely but they are doing loads of work on the house and they only have a handful of rooms open. We heard a few people complain as they came out that it wasn't worth it and they hadn't made it clear that so much was closed.
The grounds are lovely but I'd say at the moment not one to journey to. They are aiming to do up more by the spring/summer so try then.
I also love Avebury, especially because it's all replica so you can have a proper play with stuff.
SpringFan · 31/12/2019 22:19
Brownsea Island, Corfe Castle in Dorset, Ightham Mote in Kent
Lavenham Guildhall in Suffolk in fact spend some time in Lavenham village. Nearby Melford Hall in Long Melford has links with Beatrix Potter- she drew parts of the buidling and furniture in several of her stories
Anglesey Abbey and Wickham Fen in Cambridgeshire ( they are very near each other).
Blickling in Norfolk
Also, keep your membership cards with you, DS went on a water sport stag weekend in the West Country and used NT car parks for free.
Fizzypoo · 31/12/2019 22:27
Stourhead is my personal favourite
Avebury is great. They have a museum barn, a house where you can touch everything - play billiards/dress up/read 17th century bibles - nothing is off bounds. Plus there's the stone circle and a decent pub.
Tyntsfield is alright.
Castle Drogo and the walks around dartmoor near there are amazing!
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