The Most Popular National Trust Properties

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England is full of wonderful an astonishing gardens, historic houses and castles!
We selected for you the most popular National Trust properties

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

National Trust Fontains Abbey

Fontains Abbey is situated in the south-west of Ripon in North Yorkshire. The landscape is magic, the beautiful Skell Valley is dominated by the Abbey ruins which are reflected in the breathtaking Georgian water garden. Let your thoughts wander off while you stroll through the garden full of statues, follies and Neo-classical temples – you will be delighted!

Stourhead Garden, Wessex

National Trust Stourhead Garden

Stourhead Garden was designed by Henry Hoare II in 1741 and since then, it has lost none of its beauty. Walking through the garden gives you the chance to breathe the atmosphere of a true English garden. Discover the great variety of exotic trees, the picturesque lake, a rock bridge, a cascade, the pantheon and more. The perfect season to visit the garden is spring, when it is filled with rhododendrons.

Polesden Lacey, Surrey

National Trust Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey is an Edwardian house located in the near Surrey. The reception rooms and galleries display fine paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver and the walled rose garden is one of the most beautiful attractions that you can see in the garden. In 1991 and in 1997 the house and the garden were used as sites for the movies “Close My Eyes” and “Shooting Fish”.The Royal Family appreciates this place as well - it was chosen by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to spend part of their honeymoon.

St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

National Trust St. Michael’s Mount

St. Michael’s Mount is a rocky tidal Island, situated in front of the Mount’s Bay coast of Cornwall. You can visit the island through a causeway only at mid to low tide. The landscape is surreal, full of myth and mystery and the castle and abbey are full of memories of the glorious English past and each room hides something to discover – come and see what you can uncover!

Styal, Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

National Trust Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill is situated in the countryside of Styal Country Estate. You can visit the cotton mill and breath the atmosphere of the Industrial Revolution. Here you can enjoy and discover more about that period. One the most preserved place is the Apprentice House, where a costume guide will let you to know more about the English industrial and social heritage. Moreover, in the garden you will see the traditional vegetables, fruit and herbs that were eaten in that period. Take this chance to stroll around the picturesque Styal village and taste delicious local products.

Chartwell, Kent

National Trust Chartwell

Chartwell is located in Kent, in the south of England. It is famous for having been the home of Sir Winston Churchill and the house still looks like it looked like when Churchill owned it. Rooms are full of memorabilia and gifts, the original furniture, books, the honours and medals that Churchill received. Outside the house, you can walk among beautiful roses and water gardens.

Bodnant Garden, Gwynedd

National Trust Haywards Heath – Bodnant

Haywards Heath – Bodnant is a garden that is famous all over the world for its botanical collections. Walking around the garden you can see two different landscapes. In the upper side you can enjoy the terraced gardens and informal lawns shaded by trees. The lower part of the garden, known as the "Dell", contains the wild garden. Bodnant garden is a popular destination especially for amateur and professional gardeners, artists, photographers and families.

Bodiam Castle, E Sussex

National Trust Bodiam

Bodiam is a medieval castle situated in East Sussex. It is a real fairytale castle, surrounded by water and situated in a beautiful landscape and the interior of the castle has a lot to offer as well. This location was used in several films as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Doctor Who, third season of Robin Of Sherwood, the music video for Saxon’s 1983 single "Power and the Glory", the music video for Enya’s song “The Celts” and more.

Corfe Castle, Dorset

National Trust
Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle, with his 1,000 years of history, is one of the most evocative medieval castles in England. It is located on the striking Isle of Purbeck, in Dorset. In this place you can walk around the hoses of its past residents and discover something more about their lives and the medieval history. Moreover you could come back in the past catching the choo-choo train to Corfe, operated by The Swanage Railway.

Wakehurst Place, West Sussex

Trust Wakehurst Place

Wakehurst Place is situated in Haywards Heath, and here you can find one of the most beautiful botanic gardens of England, with the world's largest seed conservation project - the Millennium Seed Bank. Stroll around the garden exploring its 188 hectares of country estate and enjoy the wonderful view across woodland and lakes. You can see ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands and an Elizabethan Mansion. This place is ideal for nature lovers and amateur and professional gardeners, artists and photographers.

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