A round up of National Trust reviews

We recently bought a family pass for the National Trust and I am now possibly a little obsessed with visiting different places, leafing through the brochure, planning trips and reading reviews trying to find the best places. So I figured if this is what I’m doing then maybe other people do this too and although the National Trust website is brilliant all the blurbs are written from a PR stance to encourage you to visit and what I wanted was reviews by parents, real experiences, and top tips, so I decided to collate as many as possible and put them all into one place to make it easier to find.

All the below reviews have been written by parent bloggers based on their real experiences after family days out. The following reviews and this post have not been written in collaboration with the National Trust is a full of honest opinions and own personal photographs. So whether you are going walking in Ireland, chasing waterfalls in Wales, or exploring the coast line in the UK you are bound to find the perfect National Trust place to enhance your trip.

Devon and Dorset

Arlington Court and National Trust Carriage Museum

Corfe Castle

Golden Cap

Kingston Lacy

Somerset and Wiltshire

Barrington Court

Montacute House



Westwood Manor

The Cotswolds, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

Boarstall Tower

Chastleton House

Chedworth Roman Villa


Dyrham Park



Snowshill Manor and Gardens

Waddesdon Manor

Berkshire, Hampshire and the Isle of White

Basildon Park


Pepperbox Hill

Stockbridge Down

The Vyne

Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Bodiam Castle

Emmetts Garden

Hatchlands Park

Hindhead Commons and Devils Punch Bowl

Ightham Mote



Polesden Lacey

Sheffield Park and Garden

Sissinghurst Castle



Morden Hall Park

East of England

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill

Ashridge Estate

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate

Oxburgh Hall

East Midlands

Clumber Park

West Midlands

Baddesley Clinton

Charlecote Park

Croft Castle and Parklands


Coughton Court

Moseley Old Hall

Morville Hall

Upton House and Gardens

Wightwick Manor and Gardens

Charlecote park

North West

Dunham Massey

Hare Hill


Quarry Bank

Rufford Old Hall

Tatton Park

The Lakes

Aira Force and Ullswater 

Wray Castle


Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Brimham Rocks

Fountains Abbey and Studley Water Garden


North East



Penshaw Monument

Seaton Delaval Hall


Washington Old Hall


Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall

Bondant Gardens

Chirk Castle

Dyffryn Garden



Powis Castle and Gardens

Tredgar House

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Northern Ireland 


Florence Court

Mount Stewart

(These reviews have been collected from a variety of bloggers and written independently of the National Trust to help people choose which ones to visit.)