Posted on: 9 August, 2019

Must-visit National Trust destinations

From picturesque picnic spots to interactive exhibitions, National Trust destinations are both beautifully enriched with history and nature, and well maintained by the dedicated volunteers. If you’re looking for somewhere special to spend a weekend, why not support the National Trust and visit one of their properties?

Hill Top, Lake District

One of the UK’s most scenic spots, the Lake District, is home to Beatrix Potter’s former home, Hill Top. Visitors can explore this 17th century treasure, the place where Potter found her inspiration before putting pen to paper to produce her famous Peter Rabbit collection. Her former abode appears just as she left it, and is now enjoyed as a National Trust destination amongst literary fans.


Upon venturing outdoors, visitors can also observe the vegetable patches where troublesome Peter Rabbit spends much of his time teasing Mr McGregor!

Dunster Castle, Somerset

Bursting at the seams with historical architecture, Dunster Castle’s enchanting exterior has transformed from a fortress to a family home. The castle’s history began in 1066 with the de Mohun family – around the time that William the Conqueror became King.

Having stood the test of time through the destructive English Civil War, the castle has since been home to the Luttrells, who left the property in 1976. The interior furnishings at Dunster Castle have been carved with the most intricate attention to detail, awaiting the admiration of keen visitors.

Snowshill Manor and Garden, Broadway, Cotswolds

Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, Snowshill Manor is a truly special location that holds the treasured possessions of Charles Wade, a 19th century architect and poet, who bought the property in 1919 for restoration. Wade didn’t just purchase this property for living in, though – he transformed it into a large collection of his crafts. Much like Hill Top, visitors can expect to find the place just as he left it – with guides on-site to provide the accompanying details.

Beside Snowshill Manor is, of course, a beautiful garden, which features formal lawns, with an array of colours and water features to enjoy.

Bluebells at Badbury, Oxfordshire

During the summer months, Badbury blooms with a blanket of bluebells surrounded by a walking route, perfect for a tranquil stroll and picnic. Badbury Hill provides a great natural play area for children, too, with hide-outs to explore and wild animals to spot.

If you’d like more inspiration for ideal getaway destinations, read our previous article.

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