The National Trust and Petworth House.

I recently visited several places owned by the National Trust. This is a charitable institution in the UK. It preserves important and interesting buildings and countryside. It was founded in 1895.

It is the largest land owner in Britain, owning 250,000 hectares, and 780 miles of coast.

It owns over 500 historic houses, castles, archaeological and industrial monuments, gardens, parks and nature reserves. People can pay to join the membership, either annually or a lifetime membership. They can then visit the properties for free.

Here are a few photos I took at Petworth Place, a stately home in West Sussex, just within the boundary of the South Downs National Park.

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This is the house, seen from the grounds, just in front of the lake.

Please ignore the date. I’d not set it on the camera!

The Lake had quite a number of birds on and over it, such as swans, moorhens, great crested grebes and swallows, not to mention geese and ducks. And there were some amazing trees.

A sweet chestnut just coming into bloom.

I didn’t take any photographs of the inside of the house, but it is filled with amazing artworks. A fantastic place to visit if you ever get the chance. And the village is interesting, too, but I’ve no pictures of it.

5 thoughts on “The National Trust and Petworth House.”

    1. Thank you. It was lovely going out with our granddaughter. She’s such fun. But these trips with grandchildren are slowly coming to an end as they are now grown up.

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  1. The National Trust sounds like a blessing for the UK, Viv. How wonderful to have so much land and all those historic sites preserved for the people to enjoy. Petworth House is pretty grand, I’d say. I’m curious now to visit and see the inside!

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