National Trust To Open Gardens & Parks Free Of Charge During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Whilst its indoor sites will be shuttering for now, The National Trust has announced that many of its beautiful gardens, parklands and coastal locations will be open to the public for free during the COVID-19 outbreak


In a bid to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, The National Trust has announced that many of its beautiful gardens, parklands and coastal locations will be open to the public for free.

While houses, cafés and shops located on National Trust sites will have to close by Friday 20 March following government advice, they aim to keep many outdoor spaces open, for free.

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In an official statement on their website, the organisation said: “Following the Prime Minister’s advice on Monday 16 March, the National Trust’s Director-General Hilary McGrady said that our pay-for-entry sites including houses, cafés and shops, will close by this Friday 20 March.

We’ll work, where possible, to keep as many of our gardens and parklands open, free of charge, alongside coast and countryside, to encourage the nation to enjoy open space, while observing social distancing measures.”

For those of us feeling stressed and anxious over the ongoing pandemic, a little fresh air could go a long way.

Find your nearest National Trust site via nationaltrust.org.uk

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