The National Trust is a highly valued organisation that preserves special places in the UK, for people to enjoy for generations to come. You can visit National Trust sites all over the UK and see historical buildings, spectacular gardens and impressive landscapes while supporting their upkeep. But did you know you can also enjoy a holiday from National Trust? They have some fantastic accommodations available for your holiday. Keep reading for a guide on National Trust Holidays and the best offers available!
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National Trust discount offers:
National Trust Membership
A National Trust Membership is a fantastic gift to yourself or someone else to enjoy. With over 500 places to visit and many other benefits, this membership is worth every penny. It is a good way to see beautiful parts of the UK as well as support a great cause. Have a look on our dedicated National Trust Membership page for current offers and discounts. All cottages come with free access to National Trust sites during your booking dates, so you don’t need to worry about a membership on your stay in a cottage.
Types of accommodation
The National Trust have different kinds of accommodations available:
- Holiday cottages
- Bothies and bunkhouses
- Camping and glamping
With a holiday at National Trust there is so much to choose from. Whether you want to stay in a lighthouse, a mansion or a modern house – there are endless options. Some properties are so remote, you won’t have to see or speak to anyone for the entirety of your holiday (aside from the wildlife of course)! They even have a selection of places with connections to WWII and ones that have a literary connection.
There are also lots of unique and quirky cottages to choose from, including light houses, castles and towers. Some have even starred in tv-shows and films!
My recommendation is Nant Las in Dolgellau (Snowdonia, Wales). If you like hiking followed by a warm bath and glass of wine by the log fire – this is the one.
National Trust have special places for your next holiday all over the country! You will never have to drive far to find a National Trust holiday destination. Here is a list of where you can find accommodations:
- East Anglia, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire
- Home Counties
- Yorkshire and the North East
- The Lake District
- Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire
- Isle of Wight
- The Peak District, Derbyshire and Cheshire
- Northern Ireland
- Worcestershire, Shropshire and West Midlands
- The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire
National Trust are constantly adding new additions to their long list of places to stay. Have a look at recently added new accomodations.
National Trust want everyone to be able to access their places and facilities as easily as possible. They continuously work on improving their facilities in parks and destinations. For accessibility information on their holiday destinations, they have a 224-page guide which you can read here.
For deaf or hard of hearing visitors they can provide a fire alarm which triggers a vibration on capturing the sound of the main alarm. Please inform the National Trust or relevant accommodation in advance if there are any members of your group who are disabled or require this facility. Also let them know if you are bringing a guide dog with you.
I am always happy when I see accommodations are dog friendly! National Trust have over 160 dog friendly holiday cottages, so it is no problem for your four legged friend to come with you. Dogs need a holiday too! And with so many cottages in rural areas with lots of surrounding nature, these are great places for dogs to have a roam around. Added bonus, over 100 cottages will take multiple dogs: ideal if your dog has friends.
Many campsites, bothies and bunkhouses on National Trust are dog friendly too.
I love the idea of going on a working holiday! I’ve done this before and although it might seem odd or scary, it is actually a great way to travel. With National Trust, you can stay in some fantastic places in the UK and give something back to the local community. Whether you are helping out with the animals (this is my dream!), construction, gardening or something completely different, a working holiday will leave a lasting impression! You get to meet great people along the way too.
Request a brochure
Want to sit down with a cuppa and have a read though what National Trust Holiday have to offer? Request a brochure to be delivered to your home.
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Contact National Trust Holidays
If you need to contact the National Trust Holidays team it would be good if you know what department you need.
For holiday cottages call 0344 800 2070 or email [email protected]
Camping, bunkhouses and bothies: check their contact details on the individual accommodation pages.
For Working holidays call 0344 800 3099 or send an email to [email protected]
Their opening times are:
|Monday to Friday||9.00 – 21.00|
|Saturday||9.00 – 19.00|
|Sunday||9.00 – 13.00|
|Bank Holidays||9.00 – 17.00|
|Christmas Eve||9.00 – 19.00|
|Closed||Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day|