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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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Great Coxwell Barn

Great Coxwell Barn

Thirteenth-century monastic stone tithe barn with interesting timber construction.

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  1. Add Great Coxwell Barn to your Itinerary

    Great Coxwell Barn

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Faringdon

    Thirteenth-century monastic stone tithe barn with interesting timber construction.

  2. Add Devil's Dyke to your Itinerary

    Devil's Dyke

    Type

    Historic Site

    Location

    Near Brighton

    A legendary beauty spot on the South Downs

    Devil’s Dyke, just five miles north of Brighton, offers stunning panoramas, a record breaking valley, a curious history and England’s most colourful habitat.

    At nearly a mile long, the Dyke valley is the longest, deepest and widest 'dry valley' in...

  3. Add Hinton Ampner House and Garden to your Itinerary

    Hinton Ampner House and Garden

    Type

    Garden

    Location

    Alresford

    Best known for its fine garden, Hinton Ampner is an elegant country house with an outstanding collection of furniture, paintings and objets d'art.

  4. Add Darnley Mausoleum  to your Itinerary

    Darnley Mausoleum

    Type

    Cemetery / Mausoleum

    Location

    Gravesend


    The Earls of Darnley were usually buried in Westminster Abbey, but by the late 18th century, their vaults were full. In his will, the 3rd Earl, John Bligh, left instructions for a mausoleum to be built in Cobham Park, Kent, where he and his descendants could be laid to rest in a grand manner.

  5. Add Sissinghurst Castle Garden to your Itinerary

    Sissinghurst Castle Garden

    Type

    Garden

    Location

    Cranbrook

    Famous, stunning gardens set in the remains of a large Elizabethan house amidst the unspoilt Weald countryside.

  6. 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...

  7. Add Dorneywood House & Gardens to your Itinerary

    Dorneywood House & Gardens

    Type

    Garden

    Location

    Slough

    1930s-style garden, with herbaceous borders, cottage garden and lily pond

    Did you know?

    Dorneywood is traditionally the country residence of a senior member of the Government, usually a Secretary of State or Minister of the Crown. It was given to us by Lord Courtauld-Thomson and it is...

  8. Add Smallhythe Place to your Itinerary

    Smallhythe Place

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Tenterden

    Early 16th Century house owned by early Victorian actress Ellen Terry. Full of theatrical mementoes and personal items. Charming cottage garden and barn theatre. Café is open 11.30 – 4.30 . Many events throughout the year.

  9. Add The Needles Old Battery & New Battery to your Itinerary

    The Needles Old Battery & New Battery

    Type

    Historic Site

    Location

    Alum Bay

    A spectacularly sited, cliff top fort overlooking The Needles Rocks, in the care of the National Trust.

  10. Add Swan Barn Farm to your Itinerary

    Swan Barn Farm

    Type

    Historic Site

    Location

    Haslemere

    A quiet retreat of woodland and pasture only 30 seconds from Haslemere High Street
    The hidden gem of Swan Barn Farm nestles behind Haslemere’s bustling high street. It is the gateway to some of Surrey and Sussex’s finest countryside.

    You can enjoy a picnic and catch a glimpse of views down into...