Croft Castle and Parkland - National Trust

The East, or Entrance, front of Croft Castle, Herefordshire

Home of the Croft family for nearly 1,000 years Croft Castle, a place of power, politics and pleasure, nestles in peaceful Herefordshire countryside at the heart of a 607-hectare (1,500-acre) estate of woodlands, farm and parkland. Explore the miles of woodland trails, learn about the family who have made Croft so special. See the fine Georgian interiors and family portraits. Relax in the walled garden. Stroll through the woods to the Iron Age hill fort at Croft Ambrey. Croft has more than 300 veteran trees. Enjoy the 'atmosphere rooms', including the 18th-century Saloon. Note: parts of the property may close in high winds.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Whole Property
Adult: £8.50
Child: £4.25
Family (1 adult, 1 child): £12.75
Family: £19.50
Group adult: £7.20
Group child: £3.50

Garden and parkland only
Adult: £4.90
Child: £2.45
Family (1 adult, 1 child): £7.00
Family: £10.80
Group adult: £4.00
Group child: £2.00

Winter garden and parkland
Adult: £2.00
Child: £1.00
Family (1 adult, 1 child): £3.50
Family: £5.00

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Croft Castle

  • 12 September 2015

Croft Castle sits deep in the heart of Herefordshire countryside surrounded by 1500 acres of historic woodland, farm and parkland. Home to the Croft family for nearly 1000 years, this castle has many powerful stories to uncover.

In the castle you can live life as Sir James Croft and find out how the family bought back their home in 1923. Explore the family photographs, sit and read through the auction catalogues or even have a play on the piano. See us preparing for a wartime Christmas in 1914 in the dining room or simply relax in the atmosphere of this friendly family abode. In the ambassadors room you can discover the story of the Croft's and life on the home front during the First World War.

Step outside and explore the working walled garden complete with historic orchards, vineyard and take a peak inside the 1908 glasshouse restoration project. Look out for the Georgian stable block

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Croft Castle and Parkland - National Trust




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