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National Trust

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. 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.

It's fair to say they look after a lot of things, 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 acts as your gateway to South East England, with 144 sites in the South East alone, it’s difficult to pass through any county without happening upon one of their beautiful nature reserves, charming villages or even grabbing a bite to eat in one of their quintessentially English pubs (they own and run 61 of them, after all!).

There is plenty to see and do through the National Trust properties - why not bring the whole family to enjoy the views over a picnic at Toys Hill in Kent, the site that inspired the Trust to be founded, or visit Sussex's Alfriston Clergy House, the very first building acquired by the National Trust in 1896.

If you delight in brushing up on your history, you could visit Bodiam Castle, the 14th Century fortress complete with water-filled moat, while art and architecture enthusiasts will favour a visit to Waddesdon Manor.

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Leith Hill & Tower

Walking at Leiths Hill

Step out and discover our network of footpaths. There are so many to choose, from shorter routes to the Greensand Way, which follows the Greensand...

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  1. Add Leith Hill & Tower to your Itinerary

    Leith Hill & Tower

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    Viewpoint

    Location

    Dorking

    Step out and discover our network of footpaths. There are so many to choose, from shorter routes to the Greensand Way, which follows the Greensand Ridge along the Surrey Hills and crosses Leith Hill. Most of our paths are clearly marked, but an Ordnance Survey map (Landranger 187 or Explorer 146)...

  2. Add Uppark House and Garden to your Itinerary

    Uppark House and Garden

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Petersfield

    A fine late 17th Century National Trust house and its treasures set high on the South Downs with magnificent views. Extensive servants' rooms shown as they were in 1874 when H.G. Wells' mother was housekeeper.

  3. Add West Wycombe Park to your Itinerary

    West Wycombe Park

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    High Wycombe

    The elegant Palladian home of the Dashwood family and historic village

    West Wycombe Park is one of the most theatrical and Italianate of all English country houses and the Dashwood family home for over 300 years. Set in 45 acres of landscaped park, the house as we see it today is the...

  4. Add Shalford Mill to your Itinerary

    Shalford Mill

    Type

    Water Mill

    Location

    Guildford

    18th-century watermill with well-preserved machinery

    The mill is a ‘living’ place where the graffitied, lime-washed walls and the ancient hessian sacks mingle with the smell of the timbers and tallow. A lucky survivor, it tells the story of the decline of traditional village work and life.
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  5. Add Ide Hill to your Itinerary

    Ide Hill

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Location

    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 wildlife.

    The area suffered very badly in the...

  6. Add Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters to your Itinerary

    Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Location

    Eastbourne

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

  7. Add Claydon House to your Itinerary

    Claydon House

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Buckingham

    There is plenty to do for all the family; see the beautiful interiors of the 400 year old house, roam the restored estate gardens, picnic, or simply eat, drink and shop in the 18th century courtyard.

  8. Add Hughenden Manor to your Itinerary

    Hughenden Manor

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    High Wycombe

    Victorian home of Prime Minister and statesman Benjamin Disraeli from 1848 until his death in 1881.

  9. Add Hydon's Ball and Heath to your Itinerary

    Hydon's Ball and Heath

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Location

    Godalming

  10. Add West Wycombe to your Itinerary

    West Wycombe

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    West Wycombe village is owned by the National Trust. Attractions here include West Wycombe Park, the Hell Fire Caves, the Church of St Lawrence and the Dashwood Mausoleum.