“United by a common belief that nature, beauty and history are for everyone, our three founders, Octavia Hill, Robert Hunter and Hardwicke Rawnsley, set up the National Trust on 12 January 1895 so that natural and historic places could be protected for future generations.”
As we celebrate the National Trust turning 129 years old today, we’ve spoken with the team at our Sussex office to discover their favourite locations and recommendations across the country.
Senior designer, Kirsty Turek
Ditchling Beacon – Panoramic views from the top of world, located near Ditchling, East Sussex.
“It has really nice views of the Sussex country side, and really makes you appreciate the area we live in!”
Sales executive, Lewis Everle
Runnymede and Ankerwycke – The birthplace of the Magna Carta. History, art and nature on the banks of the River Thames, located on Windsor Road, near Old Windsor, Surrey.
Reporter, Bethanny Vann
Lindisfarne Castle – A castle (that’s not a castle), on an island (that’s not an island), found on Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.
“It feels like an untouched, preservation of history.”
Divisional director, David Griffiths
Sheffield Park and Garden – Acres of Grade I listed landscaped garden and lakes, surrounded by historic parkland and woodland, located at Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex.
Features writer, Ashleigh Brown
Cissbury Ring – The most historic hill on the South Downs, located near Findon, West Sussex.
“Close to home and full of memories with loved ones with it’s stunning sea views and free roaming ponies, it’ll forever be the perfect escape into nature.”
Sales executive, Ollie Finch
East Head – Shifting sand dunes, salt marsh and flowing tides, found on Coast Guard Lane, Chichester, West Sussex.
Executive assistant, Laura Harris
Petworth – A magnificent Treasure House displaying one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust, nestled in a 700-acre deer park, Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex.