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Stunning Daffodil Walks

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Written by Yeyen

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Take a spring stroll with family and friends among stunning daffodils which thrives all over the UK throughout March and April. Here are some of the best spots for a fab daffodil wander.

 

Daffodil Weekend; Cotehele, Cornwall

18 – 19 March, 11am – 4pm
Price: Free event (normal admission charges apply)

Cotehele Cornwall - ©National Trust Images Carole Drake

Visit Cotehele on Daffodil weekend to enjoy the wonderful flowers all family will love. New this year, there will be an experiment in creating daffodil sculptures by the estate’s gardener. Find out more.

Stourhead, Wiltshire

Price: normal admission charges apply
stourhead - tamsin holmes

©National Trust Images Tamsin Holmes

Enjoy Spring by visiting this stunning garden, where you can also wander around a beautiful lake while spotting thousands of Daffodils. This, coupled with picturesque views mean your day will be filled with visual delights and might even give you some ideas for your own garden! Find out more.

Daffodil Show; Trelissick, Cornwall

25 – 26 March, 10.30am – 5.30pm
Price: normal admission charges apply
©National Trust Images John Millar

©National Trust Images John Millar

During the Daffodil Show, you can see collections of rare and hybrid flowers from some of Cornwall’s finest breeders and growers at Trelissick.  Find out more.

Chartwell, Kent

Price: normal admission charges apply
©National Trust Oskar Proctor

©National Trust Oskar Proctor

Take a walk through the gardens where you will see the lakes that Winston Churchill created as well as the kitchen garden and even the Marycot, a playhouse that Churchill designed for his youngest daughter Mary. Find out more.

Osterley Park and House, London

Price: normal admission charges apply
©National Trust Images Tamsin Holmes

©National Trust Images Tamsin Holmes

Get the whole family out to see beautiful daffodils here at Osterley. Take a stroll around the estate and top it off with a picnic or some tasty treats at the Stables Café. Find out more.

Mottisfont, Hampshire

Price: normal admission charges apply
©National Trust Images James Dobson

©National Trust Images James Dobson

Spot different colours and varieties of Daffodils here at Mottisfont. This stunning house and gallery is surrounded by picturesque riverside gardens, the historic house is full of beauty from paintings, photographs and interior design. Find out more.

Clandon Park, Surrey

Open every weekend from 4 March – 29 October, 10am – 5pm
Clandon Park Andy Scott

©National Trust Images Andy Scott

The garden at Clandon Park covers 7 acres and is a fabulous place to relax and take in nature at its most beautiful. Pamper your eyes seeing thousands of daffofils nod their heads in the sunshine. Find out more.

Ickworth, Suffolk

Price: normal admission charges apply
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©National Trust Images Justin Minns

This beautiful Italianate palace and is set amongst idyllic countryside. The beautiful landscape itself makes for a great day out with acres of landscaped parkland and gardens. Take a walk along the tranquil gardens and enjoy a sea of daffodils bloom throughout the estate. Find out more.

Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

Price: normal admission charges apply

Wimpole Estate ©National Trust Images Justin Minns

This working estate is a great place to bring the family for a day out. There are family trails that you can follow with the choice of mobcap or top hat trail that will help you discover the secrets of Wimpole Hall. Outside there are the gorgeous gardens to explore and the grounds which are great for walking while enjoying a stunning view of daffodils. Find out more.

Blickling, Norfolk

Price: normal admission charges apply
 ©National Trust Images Chris Lacey

©National Trust Images Chris Lacey

Blickling Estate offers over 100,000 daffodils that you can enjoy with the whole family. Take a stroll around the estate to admire the beautiful view and enjoy the colourful display of Daffodils on the Ha-ha ( a low red-bricked wall near the bottom of the lake). Find out more.

Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Price: normal admission charges apply

Coughton Court daffodils - © Abi Cole

Spot more than 100 rare varieties of Daffodils here at Coughton Court. The Spring garden was established in honour of the late Dr. Tom D. Throckmorton (which also known as the ‘Dean of Daffodils’). Find out more.

Stoneywell, Leicestershire

Price: normal admission charges apply. Booking essential to visit Stoneywell.

Stoneywell Leicestershire ©National Trust Images Andrew Butler

Enjoy thousands of golden daffodils pop up at Stoneywell, bringing that bright and happy Spring mood after the grey winter months. Find out more.

Acorn Bank, Cumbria

Price: normal admission charges apply
©National Trust Images Jo Whitworth

©National Trust Images Jo Whitworth

These beautiful grounds, house and gardens are a tranquil haven that have an industrial past. Wonder along to find the restored watermill, look out for wildlife in the woods, learn all about gypsum mining on the estate and walk through the ground floor of Acorn Bank house. Find out more.

Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland

Price: normal admission charges apply
©National Trust Images Mo Ritson

©National Trust Images Mo Ritson

Bring the family to see this great house that has a large estate and beautiful gardens and was once home to the infamous Delaval family. There is a woodland play area with a unique play area that has tunnels, log bridges and climbing walls, all made from trees felled on the estate. Find out more.

Powis Castle, Powys

Price: normal admission charges apply
©National Trust Images Mark Bolton

©National Trust Images Mark Bolton

Perched on a rock and dominating the landscape is this dramatic castle. Originally built by Welsh Princes and was then the ancestral home of the Herberts and Clives. The children will love the Children’s Trail that leads them around the castle finding the different clues. Find the famous Welsh daffodil, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, grows in the paddock which was once part of a water garden. Find out more.

Springhill, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Price: normal admission charges apply
© National Trust Bernie Brown

© National Trust Bernie Brown

Bring the family here to explore this pretty 17th century plantation house with its walled gardens and parkland, full of tempting waymarked paths. Spot a range of colourful daffodils from white and cream to yellow and orange in many different sizes and shapes. Find out more.

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