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The National Trust is offering free tickets to its properties – here’s how to claim yours

Up to two adults and four children can enter a site for free

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Faima Bakar

As city-dwellers, many of us seldom get the chance to experience the great outdoors. But this autumn, the National Trust is offering a chance to change that, by providing free trips to families and individuals to visit one of their many UK attractions.

The promotion is open to anyone aged 18 or over who is a resident of England, Wales or Northern Ireland. The ticket allows up to two adults and four children (aged between five and 17) to enter a National Trust site for free, with under-fives usually receiving free admission anyway. If you happen to be a National Trust member already, you can use your free visit to bring along a friend or family member.

From historic houses to sprawling autumnal gardens, many destinations can be visited as part of the scheme, including Scotney Castle and Bodnant Garden. A few properties are exempt, which you can check here.

Keen to start planning a trip? You’ll have to act fast. The number of free tickets are limited, and the promotion is open either until they’ve run out or until November 30 – whichever is first.

To apply for your free ticket, head to the National Trust website and complete the online form. Some properties may require pre-booking: use the code ‘AUTUMNCAMPAIGN’ instead of a membership number to book. 

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