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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. Devil's Dyke

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    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...

  2. 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...

  3. Uppark House and Garden

    Type

    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    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.

  4. The Buscot and Coleshill Estates

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Swindon

    Make a day trip to see these traditional agricultural estates with villages, farms and woodland.

  5. Mariners Hill

    Type

    Type:

    Natural Feature

    Edenbridge

    Far from the sea, but still a great view


    Mariners Hill is much enjoyed by local people and dog walkers, who value its tranquil walks and excellent panoramic views of the Weald.

    The wildlife in the area includes many native birds and...

  6. Maidenhead Commons and Cock Marsh

    Type

    Type:

    Natural Feature

    Maidenhead

    These properties include commonland and greens to the south of the River Thames. The sites include a variety of habitats, with woodland, scrub thickets, grassland, downland ponds, riverside, meadows and are ideal for walking.

  7. Leith Hill & Tower

    Type

    Type:

    Viewpoint

    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...

  8. Morden Hall Park

    Type

    Type:

    Natural Feature

    Morden

    A park at the heart of the community

    Morden Hall Park is green oasis in the city, giving you a taste of a country estate with a glimpse of its agricultural and industrial history.

    This tranquil former deer park is one of the few remaining...

  9. Hughenden Manor

    Type

    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    High Wycombe

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

  10. Smallhythe Place

    Type

    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    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.

  11. Harting Down

    Type

    Type:

    Country / Royal Park

    Petersfield

    Dramatic hill-top views and secluded valleys, with abundant wild flowers

    Harting Down nature reserve in West Sussex is one of the largest areas of ancient chalk downland cared for by us. A tapestry of pristine downland blends beautifully with...

  12. 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...

  13. Winkworth Arboretum

    Type

    Type:

    Garden

    Godalming

    Established in the twentieth century, this hillside arboretum has now been maintained by the National Trust for 60 years and has built up a collection of more than 1,000 different shrubs and trees, many of them rare.

  14. Ascott House and Gardens

    Type

    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Ascott House is a half-timbered Jacobean farmhouse, transformed by the de Rothschild family towards the end of the 19th Century and is home to an exceptional collection of paintings, fine furniture and superb oriental porcelain. The extensive...

  15. The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

    Type

    Type:

    Natural Feature

    Beautiful open downland,sheer chalk cliffs and dramatic sea views

    Be inspired as Tennyson was
    Tennyson Down is probably one of the most popular places to walk on the Island. You can enjoy it just for the great leg-stretch from Freshwater Bay...

  16. Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate

    Type

    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Romsey

    With a tributary of the River Test flowing through, the garden forms a superb setting for the 12thC priory.

  17. Bodiam Castle

    Type

    Type:

    Castle / Fort

    Bodiam, Robertsbridge

    One of the most famous and evocative castles in Britain

  18. Borthwood Copse

    Type

    Type:

    Natural Feature

    Winford

    Paths wind through ancient oak woodland with sunny glades

    Borthwood Copse is a delightful spot to wander amongst ancient oak and beech trees, sunny glades and chestnut and hazel coppice. You may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a red...

  19. Long Crendon Courthouse

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Aylesbury

    Medieval courthouse

    The courthouse is a fine example of an early 15th-century timber-frame construction, set in an idyllic village. The ground floor (now tenanted) was the village poor house. You can visit an exhibition on the village in this...

  20. Quebec House

    Type

    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Westerham

    A gabled house with 16th Century origins and features of architectural and historical interest. The childhood home of General James Wolfe displaying family and military memorabilia and an exhibition about the battle of Quebec in the stable

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