This simple, but useful free app uses Google Maps to tell you where you nearest National Trust venue is and then what you’ll find when you get there. Job done.
To be honest we love the National Trust full stop and as such view the app with slightly rose-tinted glasses. The design is simple and easy to use and you can choose to explore the app use map or list view in Google Maps or by A-Z with a straightforward search facility.
You can add your favourite places and even get directions to the venue, although make sure the driver is not using them while driving!
There are further links to allow you to sign up, donate and become a volunteer. And it’s free.
It may not be the most sophisticated of apps, but it’s hard to criticise an app that sets out to do one thing and do it well.
However, there could be more functionality, such as numbers you can dial diretion from the app and even guided tours. An additional bonus
would be more background and images on the venues to help you decide whether to visit or not.
For members of the National Trust this is a must-have app and good food for thought for those who are considering joining. And if you’re in neither camp you can always see what’s in your local area and pay on the door.
Fanboy store review: “Wonderful app. The only improvement would be the ability to record the ones you visit together with the date (& maybe even a picture or two)…”
Meh store review: “Excellent update but sometimes crashes”
From the publisher: “Fancy a day out and wondering where to go? Want to visit glorious coastline, wander through wild countryside, relax in exquisite gardens or explore historic houses? Find a National Trust place near you, wherever you are in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland* with our handy app…”
Get it: here.