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National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty

The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, known usually as simply The National Trust, is an organization which works to preserve and protect coastline, countryside and buildings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

According to its website:

"The National Trust works to preserve and protect the coastline, countryside and buildings of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We do this in a range of ways, through practical caring and conservation, through educating and informing, and through encouraging millions of people to enjoy their national heritage."

The National Trust (NT) is a major owner of buildings (some of the most significant in the countries it serves), and countryside and is a registered charity. It owns or protects roughly one fifth of the coastline and has a longterm campaign, Project Neptune, which seeks to acquire more coastline.

The NT's holdings have some protection by Act of Parliament (needs expanding). It is possible to visit many NT buildings and countryside areas, and it also runs some holiday cottages. Members of the public may join the Trust: in Spring 2003 it announced that it had recruited its 3 millionth member.

The Trust was founded in 1895 by Octavia Hill[?] (1838-1912), Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley.

Note: clicking What links here will find correctly linked pages, which will include NT properties.

Links to National Trust Properties in the UK

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There are other National Trusts worldwide



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