Is the National Trust a conservation charity?
The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, commonly known as the National Trust, is a charity and membership organisation for heritage conservation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... It was given statutory powers, starting with the National Trust Act 1907.
How does the National Trust protect the environment?
The National Trust was set up to protect places of natural beauty, and we plan to create and restore 'priority' wildlife habitats on 10 per cent of our land. They include habitats like chalk grassland and arable field margins - hand-picked by government as threatened and in need of help.
What are the main aims of the National Trust?
What we're doing to protect Britain's glorious buildings, landscapes and coastlines. The National Trust was founded on the simple and enduring idea that people need historic, beautiful and natural places. They offer us perspective, escape, relaxation and a sense of identity.
Who pays for the National Trust?
Are you government funded? We are a charity, independent of government. As such, we do not receive any guaranteed annual grant-in-aid and we cannot rely on government support.
What are the benefits of National Trust membership?
With National Trust membership you currently get:
- Free entry to our outdoor places (with pre-booking)
- Free parking at almost all our car parks (with some pre-booking)
- National Trust Handbook, full of information about our places.
- National Trust Magazine three times a year, packed with inspiration, interviews and news.
What is the most visited National Trust property?
Ten most popular National Trust sites
- Giant's Causeway, Antrim (665,681 visits)
- Cliveden House, Buckinghamshire (475,604 visits)
- Attingham Park, Shropshire (466,658 visits)
- Belton House, Lincolnshire (450,293 visits)
- Larrybane, North Antrim (432,984 visits)
- Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire (423,436 visits)
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