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How to Book a Day Out With the National Trust

The National Trust in Northern Ireland offers a wide range of venues for group visits.

These range from industrial heritage sites such as the fascinating Patterson’s Spade Mill in County Antrim to world famous historic houses and gardens like Florence Court in County Fermanagh and Mount Stewart in County Down.

When making group bookings, the National Trust advises group organisers to contact the visitor services team at the venue of their choice. In this way, the specific group interests and needs can be discussed using just one point of contact right the way through, from initial enquiry to the actual group visit.

The National Trust also recommends that, where possible, group organisers should arrange a preliminary site visit. This provides an important opportunity to see the location and setting of the venue, discuss the various tour options available that will best suit their group requirements, check availability and discuss refreshment and retail opportunities.

Group organisers should also be aware that group tours around historic venues and gardens can be adapted to suit specific group needs.

For example, National Trust properties can provide a group rate to include a tour with tea and coffee or a tour with lunch and half day or full day visits.

A number of National Trust venues can also open outside normal public opening times if requested. It should be noted, however, that an additional charge may be applied in these circumstances.

To help group organisers plan group tours, the National Trust has developed a Groups Guide. This publication highlights a selection of the group tours available at National Trust venues from garden tours to historic house tours, conservation tours to industrial heritage tours. Whatever your group interests, the National Trust has a group tour for you.

For a copy of the National Trust Groups Guide please contact:
T: (028) 9751 0721 or visit
www.nationaltrust.org.uk


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