The National Trust Offering Free Entry To It's Garden's and Parklands
The National Trust have announced that they will be offering entry to their open spaces free of charge.
In a statement on their website the National Trust have indicated that although following the Prime Minister’s advice on Monday 16 March the National the "National Trust’s pay-for-entry sites including houses, cafes, restaurants and shops, would close by this Friday 20 March", they will be aiming to "keep as many of the Trust’s gardens and parklands open, free of charge, alongside coast and countryside".
The move is to help "encourage the nation to enjoy open space if at all possible, while observing social distancing measures"
The National Trust’s Director General Hilary McGrady said: 'The National Trust was founded 125 years ago for the benefit of the entire nation. We want to honour our mission – to enable people and nature to thrive. Over the coming weeks we will do all that we can to keep on providing public benefit through caring for places and giving people access wherever possible.
'While we will close our indoor areas to help fight the spread of coronavirus, we recognise that people are likely to need access to open space.'
To read the full statement and for information on which National Trust Properties will remain open see here.