What does the membership include?
The price above is for individual membership. Joint and family memberships are also available at a reduced price and qualify for the cashback. Plus, currently, buy membership online and you get a free set of binoculars.
National Trust membership gives you free entry to its houses and gardens, as well as those of the National Trust for Scotland and partner organisations. Membership also includes free parking at National Trust carparks, great for saving on car parking costs in the summer months.
Why would the National Trust do this?
Remember, the National Trust is a charity that doesn't receive direct government funding. The more members it has the more likely it is to raise funds from purchases in its shops and restaurants when they visit. So of course if you use your membership regularly, not only are you learning more about the history of the places you visit, you're also contributing to the upkeep of the nation's historic houses and monuments - well worth it!