Gift cards: terms and conditions

National Trust gift cards

Our gift cards are on sale in our shops, the National Trust online shop and in larger Sainsbury’s, Tesco and WH Smith stores.

The following terms and conditions apply to our gift cards:

1.    Gift cards can be redeemed at most National Trust properties (in England, Wales and Northern Ireland), in our shops (including our online shop), cafes, and at admission points for entry or membership. They can also be used for National Trust holiday bookings by telephone and when staying at a Historic House Hotel. 

2.    Gift cards cannot be used for other telephone or online purchases.

3.    Gift cards are not valid against the purchase of more gift cards. Our gift cards cannot be accepted at certain on-site outlets not operated by the National Trust.

4.    If you do not spend the entire amount on the gift card the remaining balance will be updated after each purchase and shown on your printed receipt. The balance can be used against future purchases.

5.    Gift cards can be used as part payment for a transaction with the balance being paid by another accepted method.

6.    If any product purchased with a gift card is subsequently exchanged for a product of lower price or a refund, any money owing will be issued as a gift card.

7.    Gift cards cannot be exchanged for cash.

8.    The gift card is not a cheque guarantee, credit, debit or charge card. The National Trust cannot be held liable for lost or stolen cards – please protect them as you would cash.

9.    Your gift card will either expire 24 months after the date of issue or 24 months from the last transaction (which ever comes later). A transaction is a sale or a top up.  Any remaining balance is cancelled on expiry. We reserve the right to amend terms and conditions of our gift cards at any time and take appropriate action, including cancellation of a card, if necessary, in return for an appropriate refund.

10.    Nothing in these terms affect your rights at law (for instance, under the Consumer Rights Act 2015).  Please see the Citizens Advice website at for more details.

Please note: Gift cards can only be redeemed at locations that operate the standard National Trust payment system. They cannot be used at properties that operate different payment systems. 

  • These are usually our very small properties
  • Properties operated by others such as donor families, local councils or other organisations
  • On-site outlets operated by other commercial organisations such as catering outlets

The main exception properties are Giant’s Causeway, St Michael’s Mount, Porth y Swnt - Aberdaron shop, Tatton Park, Wakehurst Place, Buscot Park and Ascott where gift cards cannot be purchased or redeemed.