May 2024: Win a National Trust membership for a year

Please note: this prize draw is now closed.

We’re all about holidays here at Silver Travel Advisor, and helping you to explore the world on your terms. But there’s no doubt there is so much to explore here on our doorstep across the UK & Northern Ireland too.

So, this month, we’re giving our Silver Travellers the chance to win a National Trust membership for a year. Would you like to dig a bit deeper into history, find gardening tips or even make a bug hotel? It’s all possible at National Trust sites where you can discover more about the places you love and pick up some new skills.

Make the most of our great nation

From gardens and parks, to houses and buildings, coast and beaches, and countryside and woodland, there is so much to see and do with the National Trust. There are locations across the UK and Northern Ireland, so you can keep it local and see the sights nearby, or travel further afield on a staycation to experience some of the great offerings up and down the country.

With an annual membership you’ll enjoy free entry to more than 500 places and free parking at most National Trust car parks. You’ll also receive a copy of the National Trust Handbook which is packed full of information about all the places you can visit in the portfolio, plus three times a year you’ll receive a copy of the National Trust Magazine.

As a member, you’ll help protect many of our nation’s favourite places for future generations as membership fees go towards looking after nature, beauty and history – for everyone, for ever.

How to win our fabulous prize

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Step 2: any of the following actions will earn you 1 entry

New members
  • Is this your first visit to Silver Travel Advisor? Then simply Register as a member for automatic entry.
Existing members
  • Comment below to tell us where you would visit first with your National Trust membership.
  • Or write a review about any kind of holiday, day out, restaurant, hotel stay or attraction visited (each review counts as one entry)

Silver Travel Advisor – May 2024 prize draw

  1. The prize includes an annual National Trust membership – either joint (two people) or individual (one person) – courtesy of Silver Travel Advisor.
  2. The prize draw is open to residents of the UK, aged 18 years or over, except employees of Silver Travel Advisor and their close relatives, partners or friends and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation of the prize draw.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this prize draw.
  4. By entering this prize draw, an entrant is indicating his/her/their agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. This competition is not in any affiliation with the National Trust.
  6. The prize is as stated, and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prize is non-transferable and is subject to availability.
  7. If a winner does not claim their prize within one week, the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be selected.
  8. By entering the prize draw each entrant accepts that the winner’s name and city of residence may be used for promotional purposes by Silver Travel Advisor.
  9. No responsibility is accepted for entries, notices, acceptances, tickets, goods or other documentation lost or delayed in the post.
  10. Winners will be solely responsible for any tax liability incurred as a result of this offer. The organisers’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered.
  11. Entries for the prize draw will be accepted until the closing date 31st May 2024.
  12. The winner will be notified in early June 2024, and full details of how to receive the prize will given at that time.

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113 Responses

  1. I would visit Dudmaston Hall because I can get to it on public transport and it has beautiful views and gardens. The hall is alos very lovely.

  2. Would have to be Cotehele House on the Tamar for it’s wonderful display of spring flowers

  3. We have wonderful Culzean Castle in Ayrshire on our doorstep. Would love to visit more often.

  4. I would visit Croome, because it’s the closest NT property – I would then expand my parameters

  5. I have always wanted a National Trust card, it would open up so many possibilities and new places.

  6. I would love to visit Tatton Park again and take my grandchildren to see the little farm there.

  7. I would visit Brownsea Island. It is a special place as you can only get there by boat and if you are lucky you get to see red squirrels

  8. I would love to make Waddesdon Manor my regular haunt, for its fabulous gardens and of course the afternoon teas!

  9. I live in York and there are many NT properties here that I haven’t visited but I really would like to go to Beningborough Hall with my rescue westie I have heard that the gardens are lovely as well as the hall

  10. Lyme Park in Cheshire, not too far from where I live, but I have never visited there.

  11. Seaton Delaval Hall would be my first visit, to see the glorious laburnum arch. A National Trust membership would open up all the Northumberland buildings and gardens which I have been longing to see, such as Cragside and Wallington.

  12. Sheringham Park to see the wonderful display of Azalias and Rhodadendrons – a wonderful sight.

  13. I would visit Briwnsea Island near Poole on the little yellow ferry. To spend the day looking for the lovely little red squirrels. Packed lunch by the beach watching all the birds before returning on the ferry back to the mainland. The National Trust at its best.

  14. Having recently moved to Devon (18 months ago) there are so many places I would like to go to but I think the first place I would definitely visit is the Agatha Christie home (Greenway House). I think that would be a truly great place to start our exploration of Devon and Cornwall

  15. Firstly I would love to visit Kingston Lacy the gardens look amazing and it would be lovely to explore the house. Then with having a membership card we can explore all the National trust sites at our leisure, it would be so exciting.

  16. Stourhead. So very very beautiful throughout the seasons and close enough for frequent visits.

  17. Having just moved to the West Country there are so many NT places to visit and Dunster Castle is definitely on my list.

  18. I would go to Caulke Abbey, would like to visit the house and gardens and then finish up with a walk through the extensive grounds.

  19. I would love to cover Dorset visiting all the NT properties their some really are stunning

  20. I would visit the Red House because I love William Morris designs and Arts & Crafts movement.

  21. I would love to visit Sutton Hoo again; went there many years ago (at least 20 years or more) and would be most interested to see all the changes that have been made and what it looks like today.

  22. What a wonderful prize, it would be super and be a good opportunity to explore many of UK’s NT properties, thank you very much for the opportunity.

  23. Greenway – the ideal dream house with it’s woods sweeping down to the river Dart, where I could unlock my ‘inner writer’ skills creating all sorts of wonderful things.

  24. Has to be Mount Stewart, Newtownards. Amazing gardens and beautifully kept. House is full of historic items and wonderful to walk through.

  25. It would have to be Sheffield Park. Not far from where I grew up but never visited. Friends often post beautiful photos no matter the season.

  26. Wordsworth House, Cockermouth. My dad came from Cockermouth and told us how his mother used to clean there when he was a boy. He moved to Yorkshire but never forgot where he came from and told us lots about it

  27. Dyrham Park
    Tulip mania.
    15,000 tulip bulbs planted in the autumn and now in full bloom,
    planted formally in the garden and randomly in the orchard

  28. I would visit Mount Stewart. I’ve read about it but never been and it sounds like a wonderful place to go.

  29. Ham House for me, I love to sit in the garden having a cream tea after exploring all the nooks of this gorgeous period house and finally checking out the second hand books and the lovely gift shop. Can’t wait!

  30. I would visit the walled 🌹 rose garden at Mottisfont . It’s supposed to be a wonderful experience of beautiful blooms and amazing old fashioned rose scents

  31. Although it’s fairly nearby I have never been to Hare Hill near Macclesfield, which looks like it should be lovely at this time of year – azaleas, rhododendrons etc…

  32. I live on the Isle of Wight so I would use it to visit all the beautiful places on the Isle of Wight that includes the national Trust

  33. I was just listening to local radio where they talked about the National Trust property Polesden Lacey near Dorking in Surrey, which sounds like a great place to visit on a sunny Sunday afternoon!

  34. It would have to be Bodiam castle. I remember doing a project on it at school and creating a scale drawing of it. I coloured it in and got top marks. Its founder, one Lord Dalyngrigge was a proper scoundrel who got rich by terrorising French merchants in the Hundred Years War.

  35. Having left the area almost 30 years ago I would love to re-visit Cotehele, Cornwallfor the walks as well as the house.

  36. Id love to visit Kingston Lacy, as a rug maker, id like to see what tapestries they have.

  37. If I had a card I’d be spoilt for choice – somewhere in Yorkshire with my family or in Cornwall to justify a staycation. Wherever I’d be happy

  38. I would visit Sheffield Park as I haven’t been for years but I remember it as being beautiful.

  39. I would love to visit Little Moreton Hall, I believe it is extremely beautiful at Christmas time

  40. Any NT property would be wonderful, if only to sit in the restaurant and tuck into one of their delicious scones with a pot of tea!

  41. Any stately home and gardens estate that doesn’t have shooting/hunting on it’s land

  42. Absolutely love Mottisfont but so many other beautiful places that would be on the list

  43. Would like to revisit Waddesdon Manor, to have more time to see the house and grounds compared to our rushed visit in the past

  44. Brancaster Estate-Iconic coastline with a wide expanse of golden sandy beach its stunning and not overcrowded

  45. I would visit Stourhead with my daughters dog as it is a great walk with lots of sniffing opportunities.

  46. Dyrham Park because they have a new herd of deer – and I have missed spotting those when we have visited. Wonderful to know they are back!

  47. I don’t know of any National Trust properties near me in South Lincolnshire but I’d welcome a day out across the border to either Norfolk or Cambridgeshire to find an historic House with a lovely garden or grounds.

  48. I would love to visit Stourhead as I’ve been a pride and prejudice fan for years, it’s been on my bucket list ever since. Such glorious scenery and grounds. It would make the perfect birthday gift!

  49. Calke Abbey is one of my favourite places to visit. Many of the family rooms can be seen exactly as they were left by the Harpur-Crewe family in 1985. The most famous exhibit are the State Bed hangings which were found perfectly preserved inside a chest – they were never used because the bedrooms ceilings were too low. I love going through the tunnels which lead to the brewery – I went there on Halloween and wrote a ghost story about it!
    A real bonus is the bird hide in the grounds and the wonderful walks in the grounds, beautiful at any time of the year.

  50. Dunham Massey Hall & gardens. Improving all the time, a relaxing place with a deer park and interesting history

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