National Trust Parking larger vehicles

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  1. ceejayt

    ceejayt Funster Life Member

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    Part selfish and part I hope useful to others...

    We like to stop off at NT properties during the day. Breaks the travel, have a walk, cup of tea, soup etc and pretty good value for money if you are a member as parking is free. However, at 3o feet, not every NT site is suitable for 'popping in' (or out for that matter) and I have had a couple of very bad experiences including a burnt out clutch trying to extricate myself from one.

    So, I have created a map page on my website here and started to put on it some of the ones we have visited. Have a look and you will get the idea. I will continue to add to this myself over time and hopefully try out the ones you guys suggest (which is the selfish bit)

    So, if you would like me to add markers to this map just pop detail into this thread and I will add (and attribute) them to the map. Primarily I am looking for ones for larger i.e. over 8m vehicles but am happy to create a pin set for smaller vehicles and label them up as such if you let me have them.

    You never know, we might get a bit of help from the NT themselves!

    Chris
     
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    What a great idea.....not members ourselves at the moment:D.....however our local one is Clumber Park and you'll have no problems there(y)
     
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    Yes, been to Clumber Park - great cycling - adding it now! Thanks for the reminder
     
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    Clumber Park added the map - thanks
     
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    Probably depends on the time of year as well. Off season there is far more available slots. If you check out my blog there are lots of NT and English Heritage places I have visited in my Rv (over 30ft with mobility scooter rack), But some of the entrance gates can be a bit tight. Went to Lulworth Castle before Christmas (not NT) and just could not get out the exit gate. Had to reverse up and go wrong way down one way system and out through the in gate.
     
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    Thanks - will take a look
     
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    Plenty of room at Dunster Castle near Minehead but maybe best to park next to the road for an easier exit as it can be a bit tight once the place fills up.

    Another we did down there with no parking problems was Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum north of Barnstaple.
     
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    Dunster Castle now added with your comment - thanks
     
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    And Arlington Court now added
     
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    Plas Newydd on Anglesey loads of room.
     
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    Now Plas Newydd brings my first comment into play.

    When I visited Anglesey autumn 2014 I called in expecting to park and the place was heaving. Took me all my time to manage to turn round to actually get back out again, and I never did get to see the place.
     
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    Added to the map - thanks
     
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    Inverewe Gardens, Poolewe, nr. Gairloch. NW Scotland.
    Beautiful gardens, best visited early summer. Car park very accessible for larger vehicles.
     
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    Thanks - your quote added to the pin detail on the map as a warning
     
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    Added to the map- the first one in Scotland - thanks
     
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    If you're adding comments is it worth mentioning that Clumber Park is less than 1 mile from the A1?
     
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