The Most Popular National Trust ‘House’ on Instagram Revealed

Cheshire's Tatton Park is the most popular National Trust house on Instagram

From Cheshire’s Tatton Park to Castle Ward in County Down, the UK is home to some of the most iconic (and photogenic) sites in the world.

Luckily for us, many are listed under the National Trust umbrella; a trust which, in 2020, is celebrating 125 years as Europe’s largest conservation charity.

The number of hashtags for each site, either by name or name followed by the words national trust, were individually counted to gain the results.


Cheshire’s Tatton Park is the most popular National Trust house on Instagram. The site is home to an historic estate with Tudor hall, neo-classical mansion, lavish gardens and a deer park. To date, it has been tagged over 77,000 times on Instagram.

Next is Stourhead, located near Mere, Wiltshire and home to a Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden, in second place (53,273 Instagram hashtags.)

Third is Dunham Massey, in Greater Manchester. Not only does the site hold a garden for all seasons and an ancient deer park, but a house filled with treasures too. A Grade One listed-building, Dunham Massey Hall was built in the early 17th century by the Earls of Warrington and, at 49,278 hashtags, it’s one of the most photogenic National Trust sites in the UK.

  1. Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire – 77,366
  2. Stourhead, Mere, Wiltshire – 53,273
  3. Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Greater Manchester – 49,278
  4. Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, North Yorkshire – 46,781
  5. Lyme , Stockport, Cheshire – 46,063
  6. Avebury, Marlborough, Wiltshire – 44,069
  7. Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire – 34,976
  8. Calke Abbey, Derby, Derbyshire – 30,394
  9. Knole , Sevenoaks, Kent – 22,278
  10. Belton House, Grantham, Lincolnshire – 19,965
  11. Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire – 19,147
  12. Scotney Castle, Tunbridge Wells, Kent – 19,124
  13. Nymans, Haywards Heath, West Sussex – 18,066
  14. Tyntesfield, Bristol, North Somerset – 17,958
  15. Dyrham Park, Bath, Gloucestershire – 16,483
  16. Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Cranbrook, Kent – 15,909
  17. Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset – 15,406
  18. Osterley Park and House, Isleworth, Middlesex – 15,109
  19. Ham House and Garden, Richmond, Surrey – 14,870
  20. Castle Ward, Downpatrick, County Down – 14,857
To achieve the top 20, took over 200 sites listed as “houses” on the National Trust website