No one likes paying more than they should, especially when traveling on a tight budget.
When I came to Britain last year, my friend told me about the National Trust and how you could get free entry to dozens of historical sites for a flat rate. My first thought was, “Wow!” My first question was, “Is it worth it?”
The National Trust is a charity that seeks to preserve places and objects of historic value and extraordinary beauty for future generations.
If you’re thinking of visiting a few NT sites within the next year, a membership could save you loads of money. However, I’ll explain why I think most people won’t make their money back on a membership.
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The cost of a membership for an individual adult is £58. If you’re over 13 and under 25 you’re eligible for a “Young Person” rate of £27, and there are other membership rates for couples and families.
You’re probably familiar with some of the more famous NT locations:
Scanning the NT website is a great way to discover historic places you’ve never heard of before. If you’re a fan of spring flowers, check out the semi-abandoned country estate of Calke Abbey, Derbyshire; if your taste runs toward ancient history, visit the Roman fort of Housesteads at Hadrian’s Wall.
Not for Everyone
How about you? Does a National Trust membership make sense?
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