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Last month I decided to join the National Trust and I’m super excited about it!
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What is the National Trust?
I’m sure many of you already know, but for those that don’t, the National Trust is Europe’s biggest conservation charity, which looks after over 500 heritage sites across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as well as coastlines, the countryside, and green spaces so that people and nature can thrive and this is done mostly through the help of people’s donations through memberships.
What’s in it for the members?
As a member, I now have access to over 500 heritage sites where I will be able to present my card and get free admission as well as free parking to the sites. Of course, it’s not entirely free because you have to pay for the membership card to begin with, but it is a fantastic investment for plenty of fun and adventures for a fraction of the price I would pay as a non-member.
Overseas and non UK citizens
Not only this, my membership also gives me access to similar sites across the globe because The International National Trust and similar organisations are all in partnership.
The membership is also offered to people in the US, but otherwise non-UK citizens can purchase a touring pass ( prices below)
Memberships last for one year, and there are different types of memberships that can be paid for either as a one-time payment or monthly payments. Although it is worth paying for one all at once, you will receive a £15 National Trust gift voucher. Here are the prices:
Individual – £76.80 a year/ £6.40 a month
Young person – (18 to 25) £38.40 a year
junior – (5 to 17) £10 a year
Joint – (2 adults) £127.20 a year/ £10.60 a month
Family – ( 2 adults and all children) £133.80 a year/ £11.15 a month
Family – ( 1 adult and all children) £83.40 a year/ £6.95 a month
Touring pass for non UK citizens
Individual ( £37 for a 7 day pass or £43 for a 14 day pass)
Two people (£65 for a 7 day pass or £77 for a 14 day pass)
Family pass ( £71 for a 7 day pass or £91 for a 14 day pass)
See here for more information on the touring pass.
Already seeing the benefits of this little membership card
I bought the individual one because I usually travel alone, and I’ve already realised how valuable it is to have a membership. I recently took my first day trip using my card and would have had to pay a £10 admission fee if it weren’t for having the membership. My next planned day trip would have cost me a £19 admission fee, so it’s definitely worth it for people who like to take day trips.
For more information about the National Trust and its sites visit here.
I hope you have enjoyed my blog today
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