York Association of the National Trust

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York Association of the National Trust


In Support of the National Trust

Our aim is to enhance the social lives of our Yorkshire members through

the provision of enjoyable and informative day-trips, holidays, talks,

walks and social activities.

We are affiliated to the National Trust, but our membership is

open to everyone.

About us

The main objective of all the events we arrange is to enable members to meet and spend time with people who have similar interests. The social side of our activities is perhaps the most rewarding.

All our activities are reported in a lively quarterly magazine, published on this website's Members' Pages and/or sent to members in March, June, September and December.


For over forty years the York Association of the National Trust (YANT) has been a welcome focus for people from in and around York, organising a wide range of year-round events.


We are a "not for profit" organisation, so any funds we have over at the end of the year, we donate to National Trust properties, especially those in Yorkshire, such as Treasurer’s House, Goddards, Beningbrough Hall, Nunnington Hall, Fountains Abbey, Nostell Priory and East Riddlesden Hall.  

We also contribute to many special appeals including those relating to specific areas of country or coastline. In recent years members of the York Association have been able to hand over cheques for around £7,000 a year to help fund NT projects.

walks & talks

Our YANT walking groups are very active, with half-day, full-day and extended guided walks taking place throughout the year.

We also organise regular talks on subjects of interest to our members.

local NT properties

Learn more about the National Trust properties in our area, which YANT supports through our activities and fundraising.

day trips

Our organised day trips on a host of different themes are very popular. You will be picked up by coach (usually from a central point in York), and dropped off at the end of the day.


organised holidays

Every year we organise some six or seven holidays, one or two to continental Europe, the rest within Britain.

fundraising & social

Our social events such as coffee mornings, musical events, mystery tours with lunch, and treasure hunts are very popular.

You could also attend our informal drop-in light lunch every month at a local venue.


Membership is open to everyone.