Sunday, September 09, 2007


National Trust properties all over the country opened their doors for free yesterday to celebrate National Heritage day. Some buildings are usually closed to the public or charge for admission, so it was a good opportunity for many people to discover some of the wealth of famous and historical properties around Britain for free. In addition genealogists were on hand at some buildings as part of a National Trust initiative to help and encourage the public to trace their ancestors and build their family tree. The National Trust is a great British institution which protects and opens to the public historic houses and gardens, as well as castles and other architectural treasures. It is also a charity which operates, completely independently of government funding, relying on donations, membership fees and funds raised from various events to keep up its work. To read more about the National Trust and find some good ideas for great days out in England, including how to become a member, follow the link shown below:-

The National Trust


Sheila said...

What a great idea! Wish we could do something similar here.

Naomi said...

Yes it is a great idea Sheila and a good chance for people to get out and about seeing some of Britain's wonderful houses and landscapes.