Royal Oak Foundation

The Royal Oak Foundation is the American membership affiliate of Britain’s National Trust. The National Trust owns and operates over 200 historic houses, gardens, castles and sites in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Royal Oak members enter these properties free of charge, saving on admission fees. The Royal Oak membership card is also honored at over 100 properties of the National Trust for Scotland.

Royal Oak individual and family memberships cost $50 and $75, respectively, and are tax-deductible. Members receive the “National Trust Handbook” (with visiting hours and transportation information), the National Trust Magazine and the Royal Oak quarterly newsletter.

The Royal Oak Foundation website also carries a selection of Britain’s best guidebooks, including many that are hard to find in the U.S. Call the Royal Oak Foundation at 800/913-6565.