100 episodes

The National Trust Podcast takes you on an audio adventure through some of the UK’s greatest landscapes, walks, gardens, homes and collections. You’ll uncover the hidden stories, learn about the fascinating characters and meet the wonderful people that make all our places so special. New episodes are released every two weeks.

To learn more about audio programmes from the National Trust go to http://nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 187 Ratings

The National Trust Podcast takes you on an audio adventure through some of the UK’s greatest landscapes, walks, gardens, homes and collections. You’ll uncover the hidden stories, learn about the fascinating characters and meet the wonderful people that make all our places so special. New episodes are released every two weeks.

To learn more about audio programmes from the National Trust go to http://nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts

    Introducing 125 Treasures

    Introducing 125 Treasures

    Join Actress Alison Steadman as she explores some of the most intriguing objects in the National Trust’s collections. Listen to 125 Treasures, a new 5-part miniseries by visiting nationaltrust.org.uk/125pod

    • 20 min
    Operation Hillside

    Operation Hillside

    While the stories of our houses are well researched and archived, now and again we discover the alternate past of a place we thought we knew. Volunteer Mavis Laird understands this well, as she unknowingly stumbled upon the fascinating story of the secret past of Hughenden Manor.

    • 20 min
    The Dior Of Decor

    The Dior Of Decor

    In the first episode of a brand-new series of the National Trust podcast. We take a look at the fashion and photography of Rainham Hall’s Anthony Denny; a name you’ve probably never heard, but one that’s likely influenced the clothes you wear, how you decorate and furnish your home and even the food you eat. 

    • 23 min
    Counting the Farne Island puffins - Revisited

    Counting the Farne Island puffins - Revisited

    Whilst we continue to prepare for the launch of Season 5, we’re revisiting some of our favourite episodes. This month we brave the North Sea and head to the remote Northumbrian Farne Islands. Whilst there, we encounter one of Britain’s most entertaining bird species, and learn just what it takes to secure their feathery future.

    • 13 min
    The Juicy Details of Apple Grafting - Revisited

    The Juicy Details of Apple Grafting - Revisited

    While we prepare for Season 5 of the National Trust Podcast, we’re revisiting episodes from the archives. This month, as it's February, we’ve chosen an episode that celebrates a rather unusual symbol of love.
     
    Back in 2018, we sent our Senior Producer Sean Douglas, to the National Trust’s annual apple grafting festival at the Cotehele Estate, to see if he could cultivate his very own symbol of love. 
     

    • 13 min
    Caring for the Country’s Rarest Plants – Revisited

    Caring for the Country’s Rarest Plants – Revisited

    While we’re on a break busily preparing for season 5, we’re taking this opportunity to listen back to some of our favourite episodes. This month it’s ‘Caring for the Country’s Rarest Plants’ from Season 3. In this episode Alan Power, former Head gardener at Stourhead, navigates his way to the Trust‘s secret Plan Conservation Centre to see exactly what it takes to look after some of the planets most important plants. 
     
    We’d also like to know what you think of the podcast so we can make Series 5 the best series yet. 
    You can help us do this by filling in our short survey, which you can find at nationaltrust.org.uk/podsurvey

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

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Great

Love listening to operation hillside great show

switchthelighton ,

Reopening

Really really interesting and such informative positive well constructed podcast. Thank you

YogiLisaUK ,

Always interesting

Episodes are always so varied & interesting. Loved hearing about the care you took & the preparation needed to open again. Beautiful places to visit & lovely calling podcast to listen to especially whilst things are still so difficult.. A big thank you

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