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You can visit National Trust sites for free this autumn

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The National Trust is celebrating the arrival of a new season by offering free visits to the sites it cares for this autumn.

Families will be able to visit the many stately homes, grand gardens, beaches and countryside locations that are looked after by the charity.

The limited-time offer will allow people to book an autumn trip to a National Trust site of their choosing.

Each free ticket will admit two adults and up to four children, with hundreds of sites taking part in the campaign.

The National Trust says: “Everyone needs nature and autumn is when it really glows.


“As the scenes change around us escape into the season with a free visit to the places we care for.”

Quarry Bank. Credit: National Trust

Around Greater Manchester, those include Dunham Massey with its ancient deer park, the incredible Lyme Park (famous for its role in Pride and Prejudice), and the historic Quarry Bank.


Not to mention those just across the borders into neighbouring counties, like Marsden Moor, Hare Hill, and Hardcastle Crags.

You can also use the free National Trust pass to visit Castlefield Viaduct, the sky-high urban park that opened here in Manchester this year.

The 330-metre Grade II-listed steel viaduct was transformed with plants and landscaping into a heritage park, which is technically only a temporary installation while the National Trust works on a permanent vision for the landmark’s future.


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Some sites won’t be taking part in the Guest Pass promotion, and visitors are urged to check their chosen destination isn’t on this list before visiting.

Alderley Edge and Tatton Park, for example, are both excluded from the deal.

The free National Trust guest pass promotion will be available to use at sites on or before 30 November 2022.

You can find out more here.

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