The National Trust is steward of some of the best properties on the planet. If you are or were ever a member of the National Trust, I’m sure you’ve been travelling around the country visiting those you love. Well now you can stay right at home and let Michael Buerk and ITV take you inside the National Trust properties.
Sunday sees the start of a new 20 part ITV series exploring the work of the National Trust, Europe’s largest conservation charity.
The Trust has four million members and 70,000 volunteers and welcomes over 20 million people to its 300 historic properties every year.
Inside the National Trust sees journalist Michael Buerk rediscover some of Britain’s best loved landscapes, uncover hidden secrets and meet the people behind the Trust’s work.
The series showcases six very diverse places, from the wildlife on the Farne Islands and the Lake District, to Georgian life at Wordsworth House and Garden, an insight into the Victorians at Cragside, life on a working estate at Wimpole and introduces the Strickland family who have lived at Sizergh in Cumbria for 700 years.
In each episode Buerk will work alongside Trust staff, trying his hand at a new skill including scything, lambing, Georgian cooking, life as a man-servant, and bird counting.
One of the stars of the series, National Trust head gardener Amanda Thackeray, has worked at Wordsworth House and Garden for ten years.
She said: “Wordsworth is a property full of Georgian surprises. Viewers will get to see what we do in our day-to-day lives to ensure this special place is cared for year in, year out, but also discover some of the amazing stories about the family that used to live here.
Now you can enjoy the famous National Trust properties right from your own home as Michael Buerk and ITV take you inside the National Trust properties. What a great service ITV is providing.