It’s been seven long weeks since the National Trust closed its properties, parks and gardens to the public. But, for anyone missing their fix of picturesque greenery and opulent stately homes there’s some good news on the horizon. From today (Wednesday May 13), the National Trust says it will be ‘working on plans to reopen’.
Following the prime minister’s announcement on Sunday that people could now take unlimited exercise outdoors and drive to other destinations, the National Trust has said it will ‘start opening some car parks in England, in line with government advice, so that people can access fresh air, open space and nature.’
While its pay-for-entry sites, including houses and gardens, remain closed at the moment, the trust says that when government guidance allows for its sites to reopen it will ‘introduce a pre-booking system’ in order to maintain social distancing.