The National Trust
Preserving and Saving British Buildings and Landscapes
Belton House, Lincolnshire
The National Trust
The National Trust was founded on January 12th 1895. The three founders were Octavia Hill, Hardwicke Rawnsley and Robert Hunter. The Trust is a charity for heritage conservation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland, there is a separate and independent National Trust for Scotland.
The National Trust is one of the largest landowners in the United Kingdom and owns almost 970 sq miles of land and 780 miles of coastline. Its properties include over 500 historic houses, castles, archaeological and industrial monuments, gardens, parks and nature reserves.
National Trust Membership
Anyone can become a member of The National Trust and for an annual fee will gain free access to the many properties they own and manage. Car parking is also free for members. Members also receive a free handbook and quarterly magazine. If you are likely to visit a number of places in a year, a membership pass can save you lots of money. You can become a member by visiting their website or joining at one of the many places you might visit.
Stately Homes and more!
Many persons might think of the National Trust as the charity that has many stately homes, and they would be correct. However, there are many more places to visit. Yes, there are grand houses and castles, but also quite humble dwellings that the Trust manages and preserves. There are also industrial places such as old water mills. The coastal paths the National Trust manages are free for all to use and give spectacular views well worth the effort to visit.
Roland’s Travels and the National Trust
I am a member of the National Trust and you will see on my YouTube Channel many places under their care. You will find, for example, a walk around an entire village, Lacock in Wiltshire.
There will be many more videos of National Trust properties in future videos this year, please do look out for them. If you click the button above you will be able to become a subscriber to my YouTube Channel, it is free.