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As part of its major campaign, Special Places, leading charity the National Trust has gained some major celebrity support. A selection of A-listers have shared with the organisation their favourite spots to get a little 'me' time and they're not quite as glamorous as could be expected of the world's celebrity elite. Far from escaping to luxury five star resorts on the other side of the world, these famous faces it seems enjoy nothing more than a meander around some of the UK's stately homes and gardens.

The National Trust is one of the UK's best known charities. The organisation was set up in 1894 and aims to protect and preserve for the nation over 350 stately homes, monuments and gardens. Each year over 50million visitors pass through their sites and they have over three and a half million members. The charity has developed the Special Places campaign to reignite interest in their destinations through making emotional connections with them.

As part of the campaign the National Trust surveyed their members too to find out about their emotional connections to the trust's properties. Over

80 per cent of respondents claimed that visiting their 'special place' was a more effective release for them than the usual pastimes such as shopping or cinema and a quarter claimed that their favourite place was somewhere that they visited with their family as a child. Romance was in mind for one in ten who named the place they were married as their 'special place'.

Celebrity faces who have become involved in the campaign include actor, Jude Law who claims Cliveden House in Buckinghamshire is his special spot because it was the setting for a scene in Sherlock Holmes. He enjoys wiling away time strolling around the gardens there. The glamorous Sex and the City actress, Kim Cattrall, who is originally from Liverpool, doesn't spend all her time in Hollywood it seems. She confessed one of her favourite places to get back to herself is the Blickling Estate in Norfolk. The childhood home of ill-fated Anne Boleyn, Cattrall visited here when spending time with her Norfolk-based cousin and has carried fond memories of it ever since.

'Pirates of the Caribbean' actress, Naomie Harris lists Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire as a meaningful place. This National Trust property is just one of the many that she has visited over the years.

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