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Destinations

National Trust holiday cottages are set in stunning locations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland

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East Anglia

A beautiful day at Kings Marsh, at Orford Ness. A former salt-marsh, it is now enclosed by river walls and provides habitat for both waders and wildfowl. © Joe Cornish

The ancient kingdom of East Anglia has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions with attractions.

Heart of England

The lake and south front of Lyme Park, Cheshire. The house was originally Elizabethan but was transformed in the Italianate style by architect Giacomo Leoni in the early eighteenth century. © Arnhel de Serra

The industrial heart of England now offers one of Britain's loveliest National Parks, the Peak District, a region of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular scenery.

Lincolnshire

View of the entrance front of Gunby Hall taken from the lawn. This red-brick house was built in 1700 (with later extensions) by William Massingberd. © Rupert Truman

This is perfect cycling country, while a range of bustling or more peaceful seaside resorts offer something for all tastes!

North Wales

View to Braich-y-Pwll headland, with Bardsey Island in the distance, from the summit of Mynydd Anelog with characteristic gorse and heather vegetation, and ancient field patterns beyond, on the Llyn Peninsula, North Wales. © Joe Cornish

Renowned for the dramatic mountain scenery of Snowdonia with its lakes and rock-strewn mountain passes, North Wales offers a varied countryside.

North West England

A view over Derwentwater in autumn, Lake District, Cumbria © Paul Harris

The North West of England is most famous for its beautiful Lake District, which has inspired so many poets and authors over the centuries.

Northern Ireland

Visitors on the rope bridge between the mainland cliffs and the island at Carrick-a-Rede, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. © Rod Edwards

Northern Ireland offers some of the finest scenery in the British Isles.

South East England

Exterior front view of Saxon Cottage, Steyning, Sussex © Mike Henton

Scenery in this part of England is varied yet distinctive and the National Trust has a variety of equally varied and distinctive holiday cottages to choose from across the region.

South Wales

People walking above Rhossili Bay, Gower, Swansea, Wales. © John Miller

South Wales is a region rich in natural resources.

South West England

Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts.

Yorkshire & North East England

The east end of Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, a Cistercian community of monks from the twelfth century until the Dissolution in 1539. It is the largest monastic ruin in the country, and a World Heritage Site.  © Andrew Butler

In England's spectacular North East, Yorkshire and Northumberland are both counties that offer something for everyone.