National Trust and English Heritage

Since 2011, Steph and I have been enthusiastic members of the National Trust (NT)

In 2015, we also became members of English Heritage (EH)

We visit as many of their properties as we can each year, always a good reason for an outing.

For obvious reasons, we have visited more properties closer to home (north Worcestershire) in the Midlands than elsewhere. And, as we tick off these local ‘low hanging fruits’, so to speak, we have to travel further afield to experience somewhere new.

In 2015, we toured Scotland, and with our reciprocal membership in the National Trust for Scotland, we visited four sites.

In 2017, we spent just over a week in Northern Ireland, touring National Trust sites all around the Province.

Last year, we spent a week in Cornwall, taking in properties in Somerset and Devon on the journey south, and on the return.

And, as I write this (late April 2019), we are getting set for a week in East Sussex and Kent, and have already planned a long list of places we want to visit.


Here are the NT and EH places we have visited and, for most, I have written a story on this blog. Each property is shown on a region map as either a NT or EH logo.

Click on the logo to open links to a blog post, the NT or EH web sites, and a photo album of my own photos. All of the sites have their respective NT or EH link. Most have a blog link, and many already have a photo album linked. I’m in the process of uploading and editing the remainder (mostly Midlands properties, some in the North).

In any case, here is an alphabetical list (with links), by region, of the properties we have visited:



  • The South and Southeast England (region map)
    Batemans
    Battle Abbey and 1066 Battlefield (EH)
    Bayham Old Abbey (EH)
    Birling Gap and Seven Sisters
    Bodiam Castle
    Calshot Castle (EH)
    Chartwell
    Dover Castle (EH)
    Down House (EH)
    Emmetts Garden

    Greys Court
    Hughenden Manor
    Ightham Mote
    Knole
    Monk’s House
    Quebec House
    Scotney Castle
    Sissinghurst
    Standen House and Garden
    White Cliffs of Dover

  • Eastern England (region map) – no properties visited yet