Join Canute’s Crossing today: Heritage Open Days

George Osborne, Raymond Blanc and our own Director-General Dame Helen Ghosh have all jumped the River Lily.  Today follow in theirs and King Canute’s footsteps and ‘ford’ the Lily as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days. Canute’s Crossing is a free-to-all community event, celebrating the legend that in 1016 King Canute ‘forded the Lily’…

National Trust appoints specialists to protect Hardwick Hall

The National Trust has appointed landscape architecture specialists Cookson and Tickner to develop a proposal to mitigate HS2’s impact on Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, and to integrate the high speed rail line into the historic landscape. An aerial view of Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire. Credit National Trust/John Miller. The appointment has been made following a competitive…

Ringing Bells for Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days, the UK’s largest festival of heritage, kicks off today.  Over the next 4 days you can enjoy free access to hundreds of events and venues around the country celebrating all that heritage has to offer.  This year we’ve teamed up with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers to bring to life the 400-year old tradition…

Statement in response to HM Treasury announcement on European Union funding beyond date UK leaves EU

  The National Trust: Welcomes Government’s commitment to funding existing agri-environment schemes and new agreements signed before the Autumn Statement in November. Would press Government to honour all agreements in the pipeline and continue support for new agri-environment schemes beyond the Autumn Statement. Calls on Government to put the natural environment at the heart of any…