National Trust

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National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty
Abbreviation National Trust
Motto For ever, for everyone
Formation 1894
Legal status Trust
Purpose To look after places of historic interest or natural beauty permanently for the benefit of the nation across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Headquarters Swindon, United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom
Official language
None; Board of Trustees
Main organ
Board of Trustees
Affiliations Various Organisations in the Council

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.

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