Croft Castle and Parkland
Croft Castle and Parkland
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  • Hilary P
    Droitwich, United Kingdom988 contributions
    Worth a visit or two
    We have spent a memorable afternoon visiting Croft Castle with Lily the dog. Nature is waking up and the snowdrops were on full display together with hellebores and crocus and even the bergenias were out. Mine are way behind. The views are spectacular. There is a lot to see here. To do it justice you do need to spend time looking around. The church is small and full of history. I had a quick look around the house just to see if another visit was worthwhile and decided it definatley was. The tea room worked well and was warm This place is worth a visit
    Visited February 2023
    Written 26 February 2023
  • kirstyjohnc
    27 contributions
    Stunning place. Church is amazing
    What a stunning place! Myself and my partner enjoyed every second. The church on site was beautiful. The castle was lovely inside and out. We couldn't go upstairs as it was closed, but it was still an amazing experience. The grounds were beautiful and clean, nice and quiet. The little cafe is definitely worth a visit. The cakes were lovely. Definitely worth a visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2023
  • herefordliz
    Hereford, United Kingdom5,390 contributions
    Lovely NT Property
    We'd not been here for a while and decided to visit as it is local to where we live. It was very busy as it was Easter weekend. As usual very pleasant visit, staff were very helpful. Although it was very busy it didn't seem to be very many people as it has big parkland and house. Certainly a lovely place to visit
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 April 2023
  • David W
    188 contributions
    A cosy castle
    My wife and I really enjoyed our visit although it was a drizzly day. There was plenty of parking space (it was a Monday). We arrived around 10.30 and left four hours later having done the brown walk (walks can be muddy and there are one or two very awkward steep steps and sloping paths), had lunch in the café which was excellent (we had jacket potato and salad) and looked at the church and then the house. The house ("castle") is quite cosy and feels lived in (which it is). There are plenty of interesting things to look at, especially those relating to the history of the family. Pianists are invited to play the piano (which I did). Just one of the two staircases is closed off, so one can go upstairs via the other one. The volunteer was most welcoming and gave us plenty of information. How sad that the chamber organ that used to be in the house on loan is now sold and taken abroad. It was a 1786 chamber organ built by the famous organ builder Samuel Green and is of great historical interest.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 April 2023
  • sandy
    Gloucestershire, United Kingdom14 contributions
    It was a very pleasant day here.
    Staff at visitor's centre was very helpful, as I requested & needed a mobility scooter. They had one ready for my arrival. The castle and grounds were lovely. The walled garden area looked lovely with a lot of flowers in full bloom. We had lunch in the conservatory area of the cafe, the cost of food was very good, in fact I was surprised, at price and varied menu. Spent about 3 hrs here. Certainly will visit again in future.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Bpurple
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom104 contributions
    Fab place to visit
    The rooms in the castle are gorgeous with interesting details in each room and there’s a great amount of information provided in each room in purple books. The upper floors and cellars aren’t on view but I understand there are tours and there really is a lot to look at along with the church and the walled garden. Spent half an hour sat by the lake watching swallows swoop to drink as well as dragonflies, crickets and butterflies. The cafe has reallyGood vegan options and we had cakes which were delicious.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Karolinja
    Herefordshire, United Kingdom4 contributions
    Somewhere inspiring for a cool August afternoon
    Living quite nearby, I often dip in and out of the experience at Croft. It's a calm and distinctive stone property and grounds set in the north Herefordshire landscape, as inviting for solo travellers as it is for famiies or groups. The gardens and parkland are good for walking and the trails of which there is a choice of waymarked and graded routes are ideal for well behaved kids and dogs on leads! Personally I've always found late summer to be a particularly lovely mellow time to visit the walled garden, which includes orchard trees and grapevines. Parts of the historic house are exquisite and I always look upwards and wonder at the plasterwork of the ceilings. Cafe food is reliable NT staples and one of the now seemingly ubiquitous NT secondhand bookshops is installed in what was the former retail area - current lack of which being one downside of all the properties in Herefordshire - I would love to be able to pick up a NT publication at these properties. However, Croft is lovely in so many ways so no complaints!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Jo K
    Worcester, United Kingdom6,690 contributions
    Bank hol Monday visit.
    We visited on bank holiday Monday. Such welcoming staff. The lady at the door 🚪 of the castle was particularly enthusiastic. What a credit they are to Croft castle 🏰 We had a lovely picnic 🧺 on the benches. We got there early. Busy in the car park
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 August 2023
  • The travelling butterfly
    Alcester, United Kingdom395 contributions
    Expected more to explore
    We visited with our 11 year old granddaughter. The castle looks stunning from the outside, the interior was ok but nothing spectacular. We explored the gardens but again nothing really wow about them. There are toilets, play area and cafe on site, a second hand bookshop and ice cream stall. The little house on the way out was fab.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 September 2023
  • Anne_Mac2202
    9 contributions
    Enjoyable visit
    Lots of interesting rooms to see. Focus on dress making and had a long chat with a lady who was part of the sewing team. was able to spend an enjoyable time dressing up in one of the rooms (adults as well as children) and posing in lovely costumes
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 September 2023
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OldBear
Wigan, UK9,719 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Croft Castle and grounds are located in beautiful countryside and is well worth a visit.
We visited the castle (country house)and church which has an interesting history for the Croft families who have lived here. Their family history tree on the first floor starts in 1086 and connects them to numerous Kings starting from King John. Plenty of information if you are connected to them.

The volunteer guides were very limited in the house, but those we spoke with were knowledgeable. There are guide folders in every room which provide plenty of facts, information and photographs.

There are several walking trails that are very good, dogs are allowed on the land. There is a walled garden, toilets and the car park is a few minutes walk away.
The cafe and play area was very busy, there were long queue’s in the cafe, but it was school holidays.
Written 16 February 2024
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Rebecca O
Nottingham, UK13 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Went while on holiday in the area. We did part of the ghost walk which was good, although muddy given lots of rain the day before. The tea room was good and had a log fire going
Written 10 February 2024
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bryonia
Kerry, UK8 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Had visited (outside only) many years ago, but this visited exceeded memory and expectation. Loved the apple exhibition. Lots more of the inside castle open to see than we realised! The playground was fantastic for the children, as was the natural play area. We did the Ancient Trees walk with a pushchair and managed fine, really beautiful. Music on the lawn was a lovely touch, we watched the band for ages. Make sure to go into the little church.
Written 26 January 2024
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Tracey G
Halesowen, UK2,077 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Visited for the first time for the illuminate event. Booked tickets in advance Very well organised. Loads of people on a wonderful cold crisp evening
Highly recommend
Written 26 November 2023
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Mindy1001
Walsall, UK486 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Fantastic property with incredibly friendly and helpful staff.

We called ahead prior to our long journey and both ladies I spoke to were incredibly helpful. I then met Jenny (one of the ladies) at the front desk and Kim waited to show us and another couple around the house.

Kim was incredibly informative for such a complicated history. Prettily decorated for Christmas.

The cafe was open and airy with a conservatory attached to the main section of the cafe. Staff friendly and food hot, tasty and quick.
Written 24 November 2023
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Tony684970
Solihull, UK3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We visited Croft Castle and were treated to an outstanding guided tour of the house - informative, entertaining and at times amusing. Wonderful. We then took in the views, went into a lovely unspoilt Church in the park, wandered round the walled garden with its 30 varieties of apples and much more, and finished up in the tearoom for lunch. Just about the best National Trust visit we have ever experienced - and we have visited a lot of National trust properties. Absolutely excellent.
Written 9 November 2023
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Elaine S
4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We visited here just as the winter schedule began. This meant the house was closed, except for guided tours. We attended one of these and it was excellent. Bernard, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and had a good and clear speaking voice with excellent delivery. An hour well spent in the house, which included paintings by Gainsborough and Constable. Outside it was a lovely cold crisp day, with blue skies so we were able walk around the grounds and walled garden before stopping for a tea in the cafe.
Written 9 November 2023
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Seimon
Cardiff, UK2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We only recently joined the National Trust a few weeks ago and as we were staying in Herefordshire for a couple of days hiking (Kington) we thought we'd visit the Castle before heading home to South Wales.
The approach to the castle takes you up through an avenue of tall trees which were a magnificent display of orange leaves at this time of year. We arrived as the park opened at 10 and booked for one of the two tours that day at 11:15. The walled garden and greenhouse were interesting with useful information about the garden and plants. The highlight was definitely the guided tour of the castle. Although only the ground floor rooms are accessible at the moment, each room was magnificent and full of interesting pictures furniture and artifacts. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and took us through over 1000 years of history of the notable inhabitants of the castle. This was fascinating and was full of humorous stories about these characters. The tour lasted just over an hour and was a delight. After the tour we visited the tea rooms which offered a good selection of refreshments in a lights and airy building. As one of our main pastimes is hiking, we wish we'd had time to go on one of the many walks around the extensive grounds, taking in the ancient woodlands. We will definitely return and put that right.
Written 9 November 2023
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Neil S
London, UK304 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Happy to find Nat Trust venue open as we are staying in Ludlow (only a few miles away). Lovely setting and views; interesting grounds, particularly the walled garden. Also visited church on site, but it isn't part of NT property - very interesting to read the history. Just started winter period and house only open with ticketed tour, and we arrived at about right time to join tour group. Guide was very knowledgeable, interesting and was able to answer any question. A long time (just over an hour) standing as go from room to room, but history of property and families who owned/lived in was really interesting. Well worth visiting and I'd like to return when the upper floors become available and are opened. Cafe expensive and very noisy with heavy wooden chairs on stone floor, excitable dogs and echoing room. Toilets not great, but usable, and at some distance from the house. Still, well worth a visit.
Written 8 November 2023
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Colin J
Oakville, Canada46 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
We had just been to Berrington Hall which we found disappointing and this was the opposite.
Very interesting history and exceedingly knowledgeable staff to explain everything.
Walled garden was disappointing due to time of the year but the apples were tasty.
Written 22 October 2023
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