The National Trust has long had a presence in Cornwall and today it is bigger than ever. Not only do the National Trust manage many of the great gardens of Cornwall and stately homes, they protect swathes of our beautiful, rugged coastline. In fact, the Trust are actually the largest private landowner in the United Kingdom owning around a fifth of England's coastline alone.
Formally named the "National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty", the NT has had rich pickings in Cornwall. As well as the stately homes and gardens the Trust has also invested in protecting Cornwall's industrial heritage.
Whilst there is generally a charge for non-members to enter properties and gardens, the countryside owned by the National Trust is free for all to enjoy.