We look after historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, farmland, moorland, islands, castles, nature reserves, villages… and pubs.
As the UK’s biggest land owner, we look after a lot of nature and wildlife. We strive to maintain our land as an environment that supports a rich diversity of life.
Did you know we own and manage over 250,000 hectares of land of outstanding natural beauty and over 775 miles of coastline?
We look after the greatest collection of historic gardens and garden plants under single ownership in Europe, if not the world.
We protect over 300 historic buildings. Our team works hard to ensure they are preserved for ever, for everyone using traditional conservation techniques.
We care for one of the world’s greatest collections of art and historical items. Over a million objects are held at over two hundred historic places.
With over 73,000 archaeological sites, ours is the largest privately-owned collection in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.