The National Trust has said that it will open many of its gardens and parks for free during the Covid-19 crisis.
In a statement released this morning The Trust said:
“We’re aiming to open many of our gardens and parks for free during this difficult time, so the nation can use open spaces to relax and refresh, while following the government’s social distancing guidance. We will be closing our houses, cafés and shops this week.”
English Heritage have taken the decision to close all our staffed historic sites from the end of Wednesday 18th March until 1st May.
”We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Some sites may be opened earlier and we will let you know if this is the case. We also need to cancel our public events during this period.”
English Heritage added:
Free-to-enter sites will remain open to visitors. These sites have large open spaces in which visitors can maintain social distancing and they are often located in quieter spots away from crowds.