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National Trust Properties Feature in Condé Nast’s “14 Unforgettable National Parks”

Chelcey Berryhill - Thursday May 28, 2015 16:05

The National Trust maintains some incredible beaches and historic properties, and we’re glad these special places are getting the attention they deserve. Enjoy the splenor of the National Trust with your Royal Oak membership. Join Now

Condé Nast’s Traveler magazine recently featured National Trust properties in its list of “14 Unforgettable National Parks.” Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales and Northumberland National Park, England both made the magazine’s list. Each park contains National Trust property within the parkland, and Royal Oak members enjoy unlimited access to the natural splendor and historic heritage of the special places maintained by the National Trust.

St. David's Head, Pembrokeshire Coast

St. David’s Head, Pembrokeshire Coast

The Pembrokeshire Coast is known for its stunning cliff formations, oceanic vistas and horseback riding. The region is an outdoorsman’s dream, with ample hiking, kayaking and wildlife.  National Trust properties within Pembrokeshire National Park’s grounds include Stackpole, a varied coastal landscape featuring woodland, sandy beaches and lily ponds; Strumble Head to Cardigan, a rocky cliff outpost home to spectacular cliff-side walks and a National Trust Holiday Cotage; St David’s Peninsula, another rocky stretch home to Celtic history; and Marloes Sands, an idyllic beach, among many others.

The National Trust protects beaches on the Pembrokeshire Coast thanks to the support of the Neptune Coastal Protection Campaign. This National Trust effort saves 775 miles of coastline around England, Wales and Northern Ireland and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

A portion of Hadrian's Wall maintained by the National Trust.

A portion of Hadrian’s Wall maintained by the National Trust.

Northumberland National Park contains Hadrian’s Wall and Housesteads Fort within its grounds, a portion of which is maintained by the National Trust. Hardian’s Wall is a UNESCO World Heritage site and, combined with the Fort, visitors can enjoy insight into Roman England. The historic past is married to a gorgeous present, with unspoiled landscape and breathtaking views. Royal Oak members can enjoy unlimited access to the portion of the wall maintained by the National Trust, but Northumberland National Park maintains the car park, so everyone, including National Trust and Royal Oak members, must pay a £4 parking fee

We’re extremely pleased that Condé Nast’s Traveler magazine included these important properties on their list, and encourage everyone to plan their visit this travel season!

Don’t forget to bring along your Royal Oak membership on your next trip to England, and enjoy unlimited access to these gorgeous properties, and all the wonderful houses, gardens, coastline and parkland the National Trust protects.

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