The Royal Oak Foundation is the American partner of the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our mission is to encourage Americans to learn about, experience and support places of great historic and natural significance throughout the United Kingdom. Our members receive unlimited entry to all National Trust UK properties. Join Today
The History of the Darnley Mausoleum at Cobham
Wander up William's Hill, the highest point of the site, to see the Mausoleum looking like a grand classical temple. Intended to be the last resting place of the Darnley family, the unconsecrated mausoleum designed by Wyatt became a 'folly' in Humphry Repton's designed landscape.
Traditional British Butterfly Cakes or Fairy Cakes (Cupcakes)
If you want to have an ex-pat Brit begin to wax nostalgic, just mention Butterfly Cakes or Fairy Cakes. However, mention them to a non-Brit and they will probably give you a tilt of their head and look of confusion.
Opulence, Ancestry and a Dash of Grit
James Reginato is Writer-at-Large for Vanity Fair. He previously served as the longtime Features Director of W magazine and was Editor-at-Large for Architectural Digest.
Support Churchill’s Chartwell
The Royal Oak Foundation launches a multi-year appeal to reinvigorate Winston Churchill’s legacy at his family home and acquire prized possessions for the worldwide public.
Royal Oak’s Fundraiser: FOLLIES
Join Royal Oak on October 5 to celebrate the follies across the English countryside protected by the National Trust.
The Royal Oak Legacy Circle
Help ensure the future of The Royal Oak Foundation with a legacy gift.