As a charity, we rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, and revenue raised from our commercial operations.
We look after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone.
We take care of coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages, historic houses, gardens, mills and We restore them, protect them and open them up to everyone. For the Trust, conservation has always gone together with public access. We welcome everyone to explore 780 miles of coastline, over 248,000 hectares of land, over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments gardens and parks and nature reserves.
Many of our properties are unable to fund their own permanent preservation. The cost of caring for them is high; most of our property is held inalienably, so it can never be sold or developed against our wishes without the consent of Parliament.