Olympic medal winning brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee will be holding their first ever triathlon at the National Trust site Fountain Abbey and Studley Royal this September.
If you ever wondered where Tolkien’s inspiration came from for The Hobbit, then why not check out ‘The Vyne’ National Trust site to learn more about the genesis of the famous stories?
A self portrait of the Dutch painter Rembrandt has been discovered at a National Trust site, which could be worth up to an astounding £20million! The picture was discovered on the walls of Buckland Abbey in Devon, and after much examination by Rembrandt specialists, it has now been confirmed as personal painting of the old master himself.
Well, it’s not too often you stumble across a thought to be extinct species, but that’s exactly what happened to one lucky naturalist whilst carrying out a study on National Trust land.
The National Trust has been asking the general public of the UK whether people feel that they we are losing touch with the outdoors, particularly children. Thanks to your feedback from across the country, it appears to be a resounding yes to both questions!
The National Trust has come up with an interesting new initiative, as they are currently looking to create a group of advisers made up entirely of children! These young scamps will help provide the nature charity with advice on how to get more children outdoors (the weather would be a good starting point!).
As I’m sure you are well aware, the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has recently been released, but did you know that Wayne Manor is actually a National Trust Heritage site in England. That’s right folks, Osterley Park and House in West London is the on screen home to Bruce Wayne, and to celebrate the recent release, they will be hosting a brand new exhibition called ‘Real to Reel’.
Interesting news coming from the Lake District, where the popular Sticklebarn public house is now being run exclusively by members of National Trust staff. The pub, based in Great Langdale, is now the only Trust-run pub in the country.
On Monday 19th June 2012, The National Trust opened a brand new Plant Conservation Centre, where rare plants from across the country will be propagated and cared for to create one of the most diverse collections in the country.
Well, the sun has finally come out (at last!) and to celebrate, the National Trust has 20% off a selection of their rugs and throws that are perfect for a picnic.