Mussenden Temple on the Downhill Demesne, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Royal Oak's FOLLIES Event
Ham House, London
Ham House, London
National Trust Curator Mark Purcell with Royal Oak scholars
National Trust Curator Mark Purcell with Royal Oak scholars
Attingham Park, Shropshire
Attingham Park, Shropshire

About Us

Cattle graze peacefully beside the river in Croome Park, Worcestershire

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

Join our mailing list!

The latest from The AngloFiles

English Heritage: 5 of the UK’s Best Historical Landmarks
Every year, millions of excited tourists flock to the UK for a closer look at this country’s rich and vibrant heritage - and today, the anglophiles at Pegasus Caravan Finance are taking a peek at a selection of Great Britain’s very best historical landmarks loved across the globe.

Adventure to Osterley
Recently, I led a group of American university students to London for a two-week, crash course in British history since 1715. The course was intensive – lots of museums, walking tours, talks, and theater visits. As a result, when our one entirely free day came round on the late May Bank Holiday, all the students were ready for a most welcome rest, as was their faculty member.

Collecting the Grand Tour: Treasures of the Ford Collection
A remarkable gathering of artwork that illuminates a collector’s interest in the Grand Tour is now on display at Basildon Park. This exhibition of art works including impressive Old Masters, 20th century engravings and paintings of the Grand Tour. Basildon Park interiors are featured in Downton Abbey as Grantham House.


Support Royal Oak
Give today to be a part of a community that has given millions in support of the National Trust and creates year-round educational and cultural opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic.

Royal Oak Fellowships
Royal Oak  provides fellowships for scholars to study in the UK. Learn more about our fellowships and our past projects, and support the next generation of Royal Oak scholars!

The Royal Oak Legacy Circle
Help ensure the future of The Royal Oak Foundation with a legacy gift.