Inspiring Getaways at National Trust Locations Abroad
As you start planning for the holiday season and the new year, consider taking advantage of your National Trust membership benefits – or become a new member – and pack your bags to discover some of the inspiring heritage sites of our National Trust partners abroad. Here are three historic mansions to visit, where you get complimentary access as a member!
Rippon Lea Estate, Victoria, Australia
If you feel like exploring beautiful heritage sites while enjoying warm and sunny weather at this time of year, head to Australia and visit the National Heritage Listed Rippon Lea Estate. Like a suburb all to itself, this authentic Victorian mansion lists 14 acres of breathtaking gardens. Explore over 20 rooms in the original estate, its sweeping heritage grounds, a picturesque lake and waterfall, an original 19th century fruit orchard and the largest fernery in the Southern Hemisphere of the country.
16 New Street, Georgian House, St Helier, Jersey
Travel to the small island of Jersey to visit the Georgian House, with evocative sounds and smells, you will be transported to a time of elegance when gentlemen smoked clay pipes, ladies drank priceless tea and the threat of French invasion was always a hot topic of conversation.
Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland
Downton Abbey fanatics can get excited to hop on a plane to visit this 1742 elegant mansion, also known as Scotland’s answer to ‘Downton Abbey’. The Pollock House was home to the Maxwell family, who lived for six centuries on the site. The main part of the house was built in the mid-18th century and extended in the early 20th century. It now hosts an impressive art collection, amassed by Sir William Stirling Maxwell, including Spanish paintings and portraits of the Habsburg rulers of Spain hung alongside powerful religious scenes.
This place has an extra connection to the National Trust for Scotland, as it is where the discussions for founding the charity first took place – in the cedar room.
National Trust members get complimentary access to these beautiful places. Become a member today!