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Rank #116 in Places & Travel category

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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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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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Feels like you’re taking a walk outside

By Neau92 - Apr 14 2020
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Feels like you’re taking a walk outside with people who love being outside as much as you do. If your stuck inside , the sounds of nature and conversations about gardens and grounds are a perfect solution for missing the outdoors.

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37 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
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1
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Feels like you’re taking a walk outside

By Neau92 - Apr 14 2020
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Feels like you’re taking a walk outside with people who love being outside as much as you do. If your stuck inside , the sounds of nature and conversations about gardens and grounds are a perfect solution for missing the outdoors.
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National Trust Podcast

Latest release on Jun 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 7: Sissinghurst

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Alan visits Sissinghurst in Kent, previously home to poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West and her husband, diplomat Harold Nicolson. Working from ruins, the couple’s personalities collided and combined to create this dramatic, world-renowned garden. It comes complete with 300 varieties of rose, an area that’s planted to sparkle at twilight, and a castle tower with views to take your breath away.

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PLANT LIST

Sweet chestnut coppice woodland – Castanea sativa

Azalea mollis

The Himalayan blue poppy – Meconopsis betonicifolia

Polyanthus – various

Pleached lime trees - Tilia platyphyllos ‘Rubra’

Fritillaria imperialis

Tulips – various

Narcissus – various

Alba rose – various

Bourbon rose – Mme. Lauriol de Barny, Souvenir de la Malmaison

Centifolia rose – various

Damask rose – various

Gallica rose – Tuscany Superb, Cardinal de Richelieu, Belle de Crécy

Moss rose – Général Kléber

Peony

Iris

Eremurus – various

Phlox paniculata 'David'

Dec 01 2016

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Rank #2: 67: Halloween Special: The Secrets in The Walls

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In Tudor times disease and death were never far away, as were other more mysterious terrors that many claimed were lurking in the dark. In this Halloween special, curator James Grasby visits 500-year old Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire, to find out how the Tudors protected their homes against evil.  James meets house staff who reveal strange relics of our past and he comes face to face with a mystery that lay hidden in plain sight for centuries until someone looked closer. Guided by folklore experts, James journeys beyond the veil to the stranger side of history.  And he discovers why Halloween’s roots are more ancient than we might think.

We'd love to know what you think of our podcasts, so please do give us your feedback, via social media or drop us a line at: podcasts@nationaltrust.org.uk

Oct 31 2019

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Rank #3: 34: Authors of the National Trust: Agatha Christie at Greenway

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Agatha Christie called Greenway in Devon 'the loveliest place in the world' and treasured it as a holiday home for her and her family. In this episode James Grasby explores house and gardens that inspired some of Poirot and Miss Marple’s most famous tales. 

Jan 25 2018

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Rank #4: 10: Gardens of the National Trust: Cliveden

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In this episode of the National Trust Podcast we’re at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire. Set high above the Thames, the grounds of Cliveden House are home to a world famous parterre, Japanese Garden and topiary-lined long walk. Around every corner you’ll find stories of mystery, decadence and the fame and misfortune of Britain’s political elite.

We take you behind the scenes of the Trust and shed light on some of the techniques our staff and volunteers use to keep the gardens at Cliveden looking spectacular all year round.

In our two Cliveden mini episodes we unlock the secrets of the Sancy diamond, and get you better acquainted with some of Cliveden’s feathered residents.

Aug 10 2017

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Rank #5: 13: Gardens of the National Trust: Stowe

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In this episode of the National Trust Podcast, we’re at Stowe. We marvel at the unbroken views and ornate temples of this Capability Brown inspired landscape, while digging into the past to understand the people and the politics that have given Stowe its distinctive style and character

Aug 31 2017

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Rank #6: 68: A Lesson in Sensory Walking

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Time spent in the great outdoors can be an immersive experience. But how often do we stop and take the time to really absorb the sounds, touch and feel of nature? Walker Julian Jackson senses things differently to most people. In this episode, he shows us how to create a deeper connection with the natural world.

Nov 07 2019

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Rank #7: 53: A Winter Garden in Wales

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This week we’re in the foothills of Snowdonia National Park for a crisp winter stroll through the world-famous Bodnant Garden.

Join us to explore dramatic waterfalls, romantic dells and towering trees, and hear from the gardeners who care for this exotic and ever-changing landscape.

Find out more about this horticultural gem: nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden

Dec 06 2018

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Rank #8: 21: The Mermaid Pool

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Kinder Scout's magical mermaid pool is steeped in legend. The pool, an icy body of water nestled within the folds of Kinder Scout’s rugged terrain, has been associated with beautiful mermaids and Celtic water rituals for millennia.

Oct 26 2017

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Rank #9: 22: Walks of the National Trust: Beddgelert

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Episode 5 of the National Trust Podcast heads to picturesque Snowdonia in North Wales. Join Kate in the village of Beddgelert, located at the base of Mount Snowdon and a gateway to some of the UK’s most exciting walks. Find out how the Trust is making some of this spectacular landscape more accessible.

Nov 02 2017

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Rank #10: 18: The Shamrock Garden

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If you venture into Mount Stewart’s shamrock garden, you’ll find an intriguing mythical tale clipped into its ornate hedges. In this mini episode Neil Porteous, Mount Stewart's head gardener, unravels the mystery of the figures in the topiary.

Oct 05 2017

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Rank #11: 62: Memories from Ned’s Mountain

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In this mini episode, we’re back at Divis and the Black Mountain to meet Ned Clarke who has walked on the mountain for thirty years. Hear what it’s like to live side-by-side with these giants and discover how the mountain has been an escape in times of trouble. Listen to Ned’s moving story in the final episode of this series.

Apr 18 2019

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Rank #12: 43: Patterns and Politics: William Morris at Red House

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We’re at Red House in South East London, once home to one of Britain’s most celebrated designers of the 20th Century, William Morris. Famous for his iconic floral wallpaper designs, Morris’s prints and patterns are still in fashion today. But his story doesn’t end there – among other things, he was also a poet and a political figure - fascinated with all things medieval. Join us to explore the house where Morris’s creativity blossomed, and uncover the intriguing twists and turns in the life of this prolific printmaker.

Aug 02 2018

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Rank #13: 48: A Walk Through Ancient Wetlands

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We’re at Wicken Fen in East Anglia for a walk through the National Trust’s oldest nature reserve.

We’ll set off on foot, exploring the multi-use trails that allow easy access to this other-worldly landscape, before venturing down the narrow waterways on boat. Along the way, we’ll discover how a place created thousands of years ago is still providing a crucial home for thousands of animals, birds and plants today.

Oct 04 2018

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Rank #14: 19: Walks of the National Trust: Kinder Scout

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In the first of our ‘walking’ podcasts, presenter and National Trust ranger Kate Martin takes listeners on a pilgrimage to Kinder Scout, in the Peak District – the birthplace of the 'right to roam' movement and a landscape that has come to symbolise walking freedoms in the UK.

Oct 12 2017

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Rank #15: 37: Chippendale at Nostell Priory

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In the first episode of the new series, we’ll explore how the rich owners of Nostell used furniture, architecture and interior design to elevate their status. At the centre of the story is a local man named Thomas Chippendale, known today as "The Shakespeare of Furniture”. Through exploring his exquisite craftsmanship and the magnificent interiors that he designed and sourced - we get to know a man of talent, ambition and business nous.

May 03 2018

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Rank #16: 31: Authors of the National Trust: Wordsworth’s Homes

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This week, join James on a journey into the homeland of Romantic poetry, in the Lake District. We’ll explore the places that inspired of one of the nation’s best loved poets, William Wordsworth. 

Jan 04 2018

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Rank #17: 23: Wales' Seaside Butterflies

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Meet Sabine Nouvert, a National Trust Ranger in Beddgelert who’s been working on a rather unusual project: conserving seaside butterflies in inland Wales!

Nov 09 2017

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Rank #18: 24: The Tale of Two Dragons

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You’ll be familiar with the red dragon that proudly adorns the Welsh national flag. But how did it get there and what’s its significance? All will be revealed…

Nov 16 2017

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Rank #19: 73: Drama at the Back to Backs

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Britain’s answer to a housing crisis caused by the industrial revolution, Back to Back houses were once a prominent feature of northern towns. An early type of social housing, the Back to Backs became known for their poor conditions, with their cramped design and bad sanitation. But what was life really like for the people that lived there?  Join us as we visit the last remaining Back to Back houses in the UK. Listen as we take an immersive look into the lives of the families that called these places home. To find more podcasts from the National Trust go to https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts and to find out more about the Birmingham Back to Backs go to https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/birmingham-back-to-backs

Mar 05 2020

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Rank #20: 41: Walking with wildlife in Northumbria

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We’re off to the Northumberland coast this week for a bracing and beautiful walk along Long Nanny beach. Join ranger Kate Martin as she strolls over sand dunes and past a freshwater stream, exploring the wildlife that calls this spectacular shoreline home. Learn to identify the birds that breed here each year – including ringed plovers and rare little terns - and hear from the dedicated staff who camp out under the stars to protect them.

Jul 05 2018

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