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This year marks 100 years since Agatha Christie's first novel, 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles', was published. Take a video tour around her Devonshire holiday home and listen to a new podcast as we celebrate all this week:
The gardens @DunsterCastleNT have a tropical feel thanks to the Mediterranean microclimates around this ancient site.
Help look after nature, beauty and history on the 13 September by joining the #GNRReimagined. Experience the atmosphere of the world’s biggest half marathon, the Great North Run, and pull on those running shoes for us today:
Up on Ventnor Downs you'll find plenty of space to just pause and soak up the views. Thanks Abby for suggesting we drop by, where would you like to see next?
Uncover thousands of years of history and walk the sweeping landscapes of the places we care for with George Clarke, tune in to #NationalTrustUnlocked tonight at 9pm on Channel 4. Missed the first episode? Catch up here:
On this day in 1716, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was born. He went on to be called the ‘omnipotent magician’ and designed landscapes that continue to wow us: Photo: @PetworthNT
You might feel like you're entering a magical world when walking through a woodland. #EveryoneNeedsNature Photo: @WallingtonNt
Impress your co-workers the next time you take a video call, with a virtual background of the Blue Drawing room at Powis Castle, @NTWales.
The sun casts golden light across Compton Bay with The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down beyond. Thanks to Kelly W and Abby who both wished to see the Isle of Wight.
Join George Clarke and take another behind-the-scenes look at the hidden histories of the places we care for. Episode two of #NationalTrustUnlocked airs tomorrow night at 9pm on Channel 4. Missed the first episode? Catch up here:
Anyone else experimenting with indoor plants? They can bring a little bit of nature to your living space. Photo: Hardmans' House
Waiting for your friend to arrive for a socially-distanced walk.
We've got to work together for a green and fair recovery. Join the virtual mass lobby on 30 June to add your voice to the many demanding the #TimeIsNow: @TheCCoalition
An avenue of trees can provide shelter from the heat of the sun or the thrashing rain. Where do you like to visit no-matter what the weather? Photo: @NTClumberPark
Celebrated for his daring military exploits and role in the Arab revolt, T.E. Lawrence retreated from celebrity to Clouds Hill in Dorset. Hinting at homosexual experiences in his books, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom is dedicated to Dahoum Ahmed, a close friend in Syria. #MusPride
Building their home together at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson’s unconventional marriage was filled with love. Letters and biographies reveal both Vita and Harold had numerous same-sex relationships during their life together. #MusPride
Virginia Woolf defied expectation and alongside a happy marriage to Leonard, had an intense affair with Vita Sackville-West, inspiring the novel Orlando. In the writing lodge at Monk’s House, her novels came alive with her bohemian approach to love and sexuality. #MusPride
Shunning Victorian convention, Henry Cyril Paget earned the nickname 'the dancing Marquess' for the sinuous dance he gave at theatrical performances. Known for his eccentric behaviour and costumes, he transformed the family chapel at Plas Newydd into an ornate theatre. #MusPride
Happy #MusPride! Join us as we take a tour of a few of the places we care for and uncover the LGBTQ+ stories that have helped shape them.
One stray spark from a barbecue or campfire can cause miles of damage. We can all play our part by leaving barbecues, disposable or otherwise, at home this summer and encourage others to do the same.
Stay rooted in what matters the most, and you can allow yourself to go wherever the wind takes you. Take time to learn lessons from nature. #EveryoneNeedsNature
Good things come in small packages. The goldcrest is the UK’s smallest bird, weighing just six grams and with a 14 cm wingspan. Here's one taking a dip in Bower pond @SheringhamNT.
Whether it’s pixies dancing in the firelight or tales of the world turned upside down, mysticism and magic are common themes of midsummer folklore around the world. What midsummer superstitions have you heard?
Home to red deer, peregrines and ancient oaks, the Lorna Doone valley is a slice of inspiring Exmoor landscape. Your support will help care for this place, and many more like it: Photo: Lorna Doone valley, Sarah Hailstone
More from the beavers on the Holincote Estate. Our rangers chat to @BBCSpringwatch, and share the story so far:
Talk about an action shot - this Cornish chough was spotted chasing away a kestrel by our team on the coast. Has nature stopped you in your tracks recently?
Keep your eyes to the ground if you’re walking on the moors this month, and you might just be rewarded with the sight of a wheatear hopping along.
On a whistle-stop virtual tour of our houses and gardens, Gillian C wanted to see the view of the hills from the front terrace of Wray Castle. This one's for you, Gillian. Where would you like us to visit next?
We all have a responsibility to keep our beaches clean. The easiest way you can start is by taking your litter home and encouraging others to do the same. #WorldOceansDay #BinIt4Beaches…
Getting lost in a far-reaching view can often bring a moment of calm. Let your eyes scour this scene for rolling hills that fade into the horizon and sun-kissed grass which glows under the light.
We're imagining sweet scents just looking at these roses. Thanks Tony B for suggesting we take a virtual visit to Buckland Abbey. Is there a place you'd like to see next?
You can tell the time with a dandelion clock by blowing on it. The hour should correspond with the number of times it takes to blow all the seed heads away. Photo @NTAttinghamPark
Steeped in symbolism and history, discover stories of roses in the collections we care for:
Lavinia B wanted to see the rhododendrons at Quarry Bank Mill for a virtual visit, so here they are in all their colour along with the azaleas. Where would you like us to explore next?
Looks like the newest arrival @CharlecoteNT couldn't wait to say hello. This fresh face joins the flock of rare Jacob sheep that have grazed the parkland for over 200 years.
Keep an eye on the sky as the first swallows arrive. Gliding low over meadows and dipping into ponds, they're captivating to watch. #EveryoneNeedsNature
A break in the clouds lets the sun to shine through onto the blossom @NT_Brockhampton. We hope it helps brighten your day where you are. #BlossomWatch
Nature's guide to self-isolation. We can all do our part by staying at home, take a moment to notice nature from your front door or window to lift your spirits. #EveryoneNeedsNature
Sweeping down the lime tree avenue @MottisfontNT every spring, can you tell us what these small blue flowers are called? Here's a clue: they've rather chilly sounding.
There’s nothing like a sea view to lift the spirits. We'd love to see some of your favourite views and hear your fondest memories from the 780 miles of coastline in our care. Photo: S Anderson, The Needles @IsleofWightNT
Take a moment to watch these graceful creatures gently flutter past your window and get caught up in the joys of spring. #EveryoneNeedsNature
Wild cherry trees are covered in delicate white blossom in April and May. Learn to tell a cherry from an apple tree, and discover which blossoming tree helped Anglo Saxons keep fires alight: #BlossomWatch
Today is #InternationalCarrotDay. Grown with care and attention, even the wonkiest of veg tastes just as delicious. What misshapen marrows or curious cucumbers have put a smile on your face?
Travel the world from your living room. Our podcast was named in the top 10 best travel podcasts by @guardian: Take an audio ramble through past episodes to historic landscapes and further afield.
Take a moment to see how much wildlife you can spot from your window and note down your results. The high score for blackbirds was four and twenty.
Build a bug hotel, lose yourself among the stars, or join in with the dawn chorus. With bright sunshine forecast for the weekend, get closer to nature at home:
These young faces might not know it, but they've got an important job to do @NTLymePark. Together with the herd, their grazing will allow plants and insects to thrive across the parkland:
The sight of newborn animals is one of the heart-warming treats of spring. We didn’t want you to miss out, so here’s our newest arrivals from @NTLymePark. Tag someone below who you know will go 'aww'.
Today is the day of the daisy. A humble flower we often see scattered on lawns and green spaces. To celebrate, we've launched a new nature book which looks for inspiration from nature for each day of the year. Share your pictures of daisies using #EveryoneNeedsNature.
Celebrate the encouraging sights and delicate colours of spring blossom with these evocative depictions in the collections we care for:
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