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Running on Beach

"Visitor on the beach at Pennard, Gower, Wales".

Image ref 771675. © National Trust Images/John Millar

National Trust Images is the central resource for images of the National Trust.

We are home to a unique collection of contemporary and archive photography, illustrating National Trust places and people with all the rich diversity of our buildings, gardens, landscapes, collections and activities.

National Trust Images contemporary photographs are commissioned from some of the UK's finest professional photographers. Whether they are photographing stately homes or cottage gardens, paintings or wildlife, people at work or play, their images convey the spirit of our places. With over 120 photography shoots every year you will always find new material available on our site.

We represent a fascinating collection of archival black and white material showing the history of our properties and work from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. The archive currently holds over 70,000 images of houses, gardens, villages, landscapes and paintings belonging to the National Trust including images dating from as early as the 1860s. We also house an archive of over 600,000 images depicting every chattel from our historic houses, from light fittings and furniture, to textiles and paintings.

This National Trust Images website is the place to order images for reproducing images from the National Trust. If you would like to buy a print of any of our images, please go to our Prints Sales website at If you would simply like to browse the collections of the National Trust you may also like to visit