National Trust Day Out #1

Last August we got ourselves a National Trust membership. Whilst at the time this felt seriously middle aged we’ve had some really lovely days out as a result of it! The National Trust ticks the things that we both love; history for me and outdoors for Jonny.

Our most recent trip out courtesy of our membership was to Acorn Bank and Sizergh Castle in search of daffodils. Here are a few shots from our day. My favourite part of Acorn Bank was definitely the variety of fairy doors and houses they had scattered in amongst the trees.

Sizergh Castle Daffodils 2

Fairy House Acorn Bank 2

Fairy House Acorn Bank 4

Fairy House Acorn Bank 3

Acorn Bank 1

Sizergh Castle won for being daffodil-tastic though.

Sizergh Castle Daffodils 1

Fairy House Acorn Bank 1

We’re currently planning a summer camping trip to Devon and Cornwall (where we’ll try to squeeze in some National Trust based days out!)

Which National Trust properties are near you that we should visit?

4 thoughts on “National Trust Day Out #1”

  1. Daffodil-tastic indeed! I do love those fairy doors and houses though.

    Wales has some beautiful NT properties. I’ve not been to any in north Wales but have worked at a few in the south; Dinefwr and Dyffryn Gardens are my favourites. We look after the Gower and much of the Pembrokeshire Coast too which are stunning but a bit out of the way for you.

    If you’re heading Cornwall & Devon way, Barrington Court, Montacute House and Tyntesfield are lovely and will be en route, I think. All a nice mix of history and gardens/outdoors.

    My absolute favourite NT property is Stourhead in Wiltshire. x

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    1. Oooh, thank you! They sound great. I’ll definitely do some research once I’m back from camping! I’d love to do a holiday to Wales at some point too! x

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  2. I got my first NT membership a few years ago and it was the best thing ever! I don’t care if that makes me old and sad, I love going for a nosy around all these amazing properties.

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