National Trust

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty
AbbreviationNational Trust
MottoFor ever, for everyone
Formation1894
Legal statusTrust
PurposeTo look after places of historic interest or natural beauty permanently for the benefit of the nation across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
HeadquartersSwindon, United Kingdom
Location
  • United Kingdom
Official language
English
Leader/s
None; Board of Trustees
Main organ
Board of Trustees
AffiliationsVarious Organisations in the Council
Staff
4,964
Volunteers
61,000
Websitewww.nationaltrust.org.uk

The National Trust, more fully the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, is a conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Trust does not work in Scotland, as they have a different National Trust.

The trust owns many historic houses and gardens, as land such as beauty spots. To visit the place the National Trust owns, there is often a entry charge, but most beauty spots are free. The National Trust is one of the largest charities in the United Kingdom, and also one of the largest UK land owners.

References[change | change source]