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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. Grey's Court Garden

    Type

    Type:

    Garden

    Henley-on-Thames

    A picturesque house with tranquil walled gardens.

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Old Soar Manor

    Type

    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.

  5. Boarstall Duck Decoy

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Aylesbury

    A rare survival of a 17th century duck decoy

    The Boarstall Duck Decoy is one of only a few remaining in the country and provides a fascinating insight into a rare aspect of British rural life.

    The Duck Decoy is surrounded by ancient...

  6. Lamb House

    Type

    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Rye

    Early Georgian house and walled garden, home of writer Henry James and later of E F Benson, author of the Mapp and Lucia Tales. Exhibits include letters, pictures and furniture.

  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. St John's Jerusalem

    Type

    Type:

    Garden

    Dartford

    A large garden moated by the River Darent around former 13thC chapel, Commandery of Hospitallers, a small part of which was converted to a billiard room.

  9. Winchester City Mill & Shop

    Type

    Type:

    Water Mill

    Winchester

    Winchester City Mill is a rare surviving example of an urban working corn mill, Winchester city mill is powered by the fast-flowing River Itchen, which can be seen passing underneath, thrilling our visitors. Rebuilt in 1743 on the site of a medieval...

  10. Sissinghurst Castle Garden

    Type

    Type:

    Garden

    Cranbrook

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

  11. Standen

    Type

    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    East Grinstead

    Come to Standen and discover the best example of an Arts and Crafts house open to the public in this country. Built in 1894 as a country home for solicitor James Beale, Standen is a superb example of the work of architect Philip Webb.

  12. 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.

  13. Holmwood Common

    Type

    Type:

    Natural Feature

    Dorking

    Ancient common once owned by King Harold and William the Conqueror

    Holmwood Common is at the heart of the local community and is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by all. It’s just off the A24 (south of Dorking), so why not break a car...

  14. Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

    Type

    Type:

    Farm

    Brighton

    A hidden hamlet nestled in the downs
    Saddlescombe is a working farm and is only fully open on special open days. Please see 'what's on', on the right of the screen, for details of these days. You are welcome to visit the cafe, information barn and...

  15. Shalford Mill

    Type

    Type:

    Water Mill

    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...

  16. Finchampstead Ridges and Simons Wood's

    Type

    Type:

    Enviromental Attraction

    Wokingham

    Get in touch with nature, with a visit to Finchampstead Ridges and Simon's Woods.

  17. Birling Gap

    Type

    Type:

    Country / Royal Park

    Seaford

    Situated at the base of the chalk cliffs called the Seven Sisters. Shingle giving way to sand with areas of rock pools. A voluntary marine nature reserve. MCS Recommended, Encams Seaside Award. Sit of special scientific interest (SSSI)

  18. Ightham Mote

    Type

    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Sevenoaks

    National Trust moated manor house built nearly 700 years ago with gardens, estate, restaurant and shop.

  19. Knole

    Type

    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Sevenoaks

    Set at the heart of the only remaining medieval deer park in Kent, Knole's fascinating links with royalty and literary connections with Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, make this one of the most intriguing houses in England.

  20. Red House

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Bexleyheath

    Iconic Arts and Crafts home of William Morris - writer, artist, craftsman and socialist

    The only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, Red House is a building of extraordinary...