National Trust Wales
The National Trust was founded in 1895 to care for places of historic interest or natural beauty. In Wales, it cares for more than 45,000 hectares of countryside, 157 miles of coastline as well as some of the finest castles and gardens.
The Trust is the largest conservation organisation in Europe, supported by five million members, more than 160,000 of whom live in Wales. As a charity, it relies on membership subscriptions, gifts and other voluntary support to meet its annual conservation and maintenance costs. The Trust’s properties have unique legal protection “inalienability” – they cannot ever be sold or mortgaged without permission of Parliament.