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Over 60's National Trust Joint Senior Membership £78 - save yourself 25% on normal rates
Over 60's National Trust Joint Senior Membership £78 - save yourself 25% on normal rates

Over 60's National Trust Joint Senior Membership £78 - save yourself 25% on normal rates

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Was prompted to post this having seen post for lifetime membership.

Normal joint adult annual memberhsip is £105 but if one of you is 60+ you can contact them and get a 25% reduction to £78. It would be helpful if they advised members, or automatically reduced your membership fee, but no, you have to contact them to set it up.

Individual Senior Membership is £47.50 as opposed to £63 adult membership.

You need to have been a member for five of the previous ten yrs to qualify.

Prior to this I always let our membership lapse, waited a couple of months and then applied as a new member in the name of my husband if I'd last been first named and vice versa. As is often the case new membership rates are lower than existing members. This didn't preclude our qualifying for the senior rate as between us we'd been members for five of the prev ten years.

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They ask you to send an email to see if you qualify. We hadn't been members for anything like five years but they accepted us anyway. It's worth a try if this deal suits you.
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Edited by: "Hodgey" 24th Jan

Quidco & TCB have £5.75 cashback too; every little helps.

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Thanks, I usually check for that! Not sure it's relevant to this deal though as you have to contact them directly.

You could join National Trust for Scotland which would give you access to all the National Trust properties in England for only £60 for the same senior joint membership.

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Captain Hook

You could join National Trust for Scotland which would give you access to … You could join National Trust for Scotland which would give you access to all the National Trust properties in England for only £60 for the same senior joint membership.


thanks. will bear that in mind for next year. Do you still get the same handbook or is it just Scottish NT info?

Edited by: "HantsShopper" 24th Jan

HantsShopper

thanks. will bear that in mind for next year. Do you still get the same … thanks. will bear that in mind for next year. Do you still get the same handbook or is it just Scottish NT info?



I'm not a member myself so I can't say for sure but I would very much doubt it as the Scotish card can be used in several countries around the world and I'm pretty sure they wouldn't be able to list all the properties.
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new zealand one cheaper and also gives access to english heritage sites and nt ones

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deanos

new zealand one cheaper and also gives access to english heritage sites … new zealand one cheaper and also gives access to english heritage sites and nt ones


Apparently a number of these foreign sites will not permit membership to people who do not have a permanent residential address in that country. I'm sure there are cheaper options out there should you look hard enough - my post was to make people aware that it is possible sometimes to legitimately reduce your membership fees to our own NT.

Captain Hook

You could join National Trust for Scotland which would give you access to … You could join National Trust for Scotland which would give you access to all the National Trust properties in England for only £60 for the same senior joint membership.



​Same of you join the New Zealand national trust oO

Our NT should be renamed "Dick Turpin" (coz they are robbing bar stewards)

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tinca

​Same of you join the New Zealand national trust oO



Please see my reply to a similar comment above. Not always allowed if you're not a resident of the host country and in some cases you still have to pay parking fees at reciprocal locations. The deal posted may not be as cheap as some of these other schemes but nevertheless does offer the opportunity to save money on normal adult membership fees which was what i was highlighting. As is often the case when posting on HUKD, there will always be people suggesting it's no good because they've found something even cheaper - doesn't mean the post isn't worthy of consideration.

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tinca

Our NT should be renamed "Dick Turpin" (coz they are robbing bar stewards)



tinca

Our NT should be renamed "Dick Turpin" (coz they are robbing bar stewards)


It does seem unfair that we are charged more than other countries. At least our fees are going to a good cause - the upkeep of the places we like to visit.

I have not renewed my membership this year as they are just getting too greedy.

Example: they have just changed Clumber Park from a parking charge to individual admission charges , making a family walk in the parkland a VERY expensive outing( it was already a pricey £8 to park , now a car full will cost about £20 ). Its just parkland , the cafe takings would cover the running costs - but NT are getting very greedy.
They ought to take the word trust out of the name. Most of their properties and land were donated to them - they should not be running a profit hungry business.

I checked the FAQs on national trust Scotland website and it says you can use the membership at U.K. National trust sites. Anyone done this? Seems a bit too good to be true.

purplenorpe

I checked the FAQs on national trust Scotland website and it says you can … I checked the FAQs on national trust Scotland website and it says you can use the membership at U.K. National trust sites. Anyone done this? Seems a bit too good to be true.



National Trust England have reciprocal agreements with most other countries equivalent - so yes you can use National Trust Scotland cards to gain access. Though if you don't care about supporting the England sites there are cheaper options than NT Scotland.
BUT , don't expect free parking privileges in NT car parks in the UK, (NT have a lot of coastal and lake district car parks)

Is that just for stand alone car parks? If we visited a national trust site in England with it does that mean we would get into the site for free but have to pay parking?

purplenorpe

Is that just for stand alone car parks? If we visited a national trust … Is that just for stand alone car parks? If we visited a national trust site in England with it does that mean we would get into the site for free but have to pay parking?



​Yes will still need to pay for parking

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purplenorpe

Is that just for stand alone car parks? If we visited a national trust … Is that just for stand alone car parks? If we visited a national trust site in England with it does that mean we would get into the site for free but have to pay parking?


If you've successfully kept your membership low by joining one of the cheaper sites - Guernsey, NZ or Scotland for example it may be a false economy as you may still have to pay for parking at UK sites. We love Pembrokeshire and there are a number of NT car parks in coastal and countryside areas where I believe you would have to pay but we do not as full members. I think you'll find it in the small print on the other NT websites.
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