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Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate

Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate

Hampshire

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The National Trust was founded in 1895 with the aim of saving our nation's heritage and open spaces. More than a century later, they are still working hard to uphold these values.

From places and spaces to objects and artefacts, historic houses and castles to gardens and coastlines – and many more in between, you'll never be far from a place to visit in South East England and for frequent visits, National Trust membership is your annual pass to a world of history, stunning architecture and magnificent gardens.

The National Trust owns more than 130 sites in the South East alone and in true dedication to their objective, the National Trust has toiled endlessly since their start to preserve and protect historic places and green spaces, opening them up for everyone - forever.

National Trust Places Near Me

See a snapshot of unmissable National Trsut properties across different counties of South East England, but a full list can be found using the map at the bottom of this page.

London

  • Morden Hall Park
    A green oasis in the city of London, an escape to the English countryside.
  • Osterley Park
    The palace of palaces and one of the last surviving  country estates in London.
  • Ham House & Garden
    17th century house internationally recognised for its paintings and furniture. Said to be one of the most haunted houses in Britain.

Surrey

Kent

  • White Cliffs of Dover
    One of Britain's most spectacular and recognisable natural features.
  • Ightham Mote
    Medieval moated manor house.
  • Knole
    Set at the heart of the only remaining medieval deer park in Kent.
  • Chiddingstone Village
    A beautiful well preserved example of a Tudor one-street village.
  • Chartwell
    Family home of Sir Winston Churchill.

Berkshire

Sussex

Hampshire

  • Mottisfont Abbey
    A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens.
  • Winchester City Mill
    Working water mill that heralds the start of the South Downs.
  • Hinton Ampner
    Elegant country house with an outstanding collection of furniture and paintings.
  • East Head West Wittering
    One of the last surviving pieces of natural coastline in Sussex. Has Blue Flag status.

Oxfordshire

Buckinghamshire

  • Stowe
    More than 40 temples and monuments in a backdrop of lakes and valleys.
  • Waddesdon Manor
    Owned by the Rothschilds, this Renaissance-style chateau houses one of the finest collections of French 18th Century decorative arts in the world. 
  • Hughenden Manor
    Former home of Benjamin Disraeli, where you will discover secret wartime history.

Isle of Wight

  • Mottistone Gardens
    Elizabethan Manor House with enchanting gardens taking advantage of their southerly location.
  • Bembridge Fort
    Victorian Fort offering guided tours and great views.
  • The Needles
    Dramatic sea views from the Isle of Wight's most recognisable landmark.

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Map & list of National Trust properties

For a map of National Trust properties in South East England, click on the 'map view' icon and zoom in to see what's near you.

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Number of results: 128

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  1. Old Soar Manor

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    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Sevenoaks

    Solar block of late 13th century knights' dwellings with a rectangular hall with chapel, raised above ground level. Exhibition room. Possibly owned by the Culpepper family.

  2. Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

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    Type:

    Natural Feature

    Eastbourne

    Surf, go rock pooling or relax in the sun at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters.

  3. One Tree Hill

    Type

    Type:

    Natural Feature

    Sevenoaks

    Protected for over 100 years, a beautiful slice of Kent countryside

    Dr and Mrs Jamieson Hurry purchased One Tree Hill in 1911, in order to protect the area under the 1907 National Trust Act. It was purchased in memory of Mrs Jamieson Hurry's...

  4. South Foreland Lighthouse

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Dover

    South Foreland Lighthouse is the highlight of the White Cliffs. Steeped in history. Visits are by guided tour. The best view is from the balcony which offers a 360 degree panorama of East Kent and the English Channel.

  5. Ankerwycke

    Type

    Type:

    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Staines Upon Thames


    Very leisurely stroll through the park at Ankerwycke on gentle terrain. Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.


    Route details


    See this step-by-step route marked on an OS map

    Start: Car park at Ankerwycke, Magna...

  6. Hydon's Ball and Heath

    Type

    Type:

    Natural Feature

    Godalming

  7. White Cliffs of Dover

    Type

    Type:

    Viewpoint

    Dover

    The White Cliffs of Dover are internationally famous. The Visitor Centre has spectacular views and introduces the visitor to 5 miles of coast and countryside.

  8. Ide Hill

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    Type:

    Natural Feature

    Sevenoaks

    A great place for a picnic. Enjoy impressive views of The Weald

    Ide Hill is 33.5 acres of semi-natural woodland that lies on the side of the Greensand Ridge. The area is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its abundant...

  9. Wakehurst

    Type

    Type:

    Garden

    Haywards Heath

    Wakehurst Place and the interactive Millennium Seed Bank exhibition are the perfect answer for visitors of all ages, whatever time of the year. Open all year.

  10. Ashdown House

    Type

    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Hungerford

    Unusual Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs

    This extraordinary building with a dolls'-house appearance nestles in a beautiful valley on the Berkshire Downs, surrounded by woodland.

    It was built by an Earl, William Craven, as a house...

  11. Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punchbowl

    Type

    Type:

    Viewpoint

    Hindhead

    The gateway to the Surrey Hills

    Open the gate and step into a colourful mosaic of purple, greens and gold. All is quiet apart from the sounds of nature. Visit and discover why Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punchbowl is designated as an Area of...

  12. Nuffield Place

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    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Henley-on-Thames

    Closed for 2009.

    Home and gardens of Lord Nuffield founder of Morris Motors and benefactor to medicine, education and social welfare. Set high in the Chilterns. A day out for all the family.

  13. Black Down

    Type

    Type:

    Natural Feature

    Haslemere

  14. Chartwell

    Type

    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Westerham

    Family home of Sir Winston Churchill with house and gardens very much as in his day. Memorabilia, photos and many of Churchill's own paintings on display. Gardens command spectacular views over the Weald of Kent.

  15. Priory Cottages

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    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Steventon

    Former monastic buildings converted to 2 houses. The south cottage contains the Great Hall of the original priory.

  16. Newtown Old Town Hall

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Newport

    17th-century town hall with no town but a fascinating history

    Tucked away in a tiny hamlet adjoining the National Nature Reserve, the 17th-century Old Town Hall is the only remaining evidence of Newtown's former importance.

    It's hard to...

  17. Toys Hill

    Type

    Type:

    Natural Feature

    Westerham

    Discover the place that inspired Octavia Hill to found the National Trust

    Toy's Hill is more than 200 acres (81 hectares) of woodland owned by us. The area is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its abundant wildlife, and...

  18. Box Hill

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Tadworth

    Box Hill - so much to explore

    Box Hill is the perfect place to discover a family walk and explore the beautiful Surrey Hills. Forming part of the North Downs, Box Hill has breathtaking views across the surrounding countryside. It's home to some...

  19. Carlyle's House

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    London

    The home of a Victorian celebrity couple

    Preserved since 1895 this writer's house in the heart of one of London's most famous creative quarters tells the story of Thomas and Jane Carlyle.

    The couple moved here from their native Scotland...

  20. Osterley Park

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Isleworth

    Magnificent neo-classical house and interiors, landscape park and gardens

    With a spectacular mansion surrounded by gardens, park and farmland, Osterley is one of the last surviving country estates in London.

    Once described as 'the palace...