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 Croft 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 or sit and read through the auction catalogues. Experience a glamorous evening set in 1930 in the dining room or simply relax in the atmosphere of this friendly family abode. Discover the story of the Croft’s at war in the Ambassador’s room or find out the impact of enlistment during 1915.
Follow the re-instated paths from 1823 inside the walled garden, explore the glasshouse and vineyard or browse the borders in and around the terraced gardens and enjoy the tranquility of the church garden. Dogs are welcome on leads in the gardens, parkland and glazed seating area of the tea-room.
Enjoy a stroll to Croft Ambrey the Iron Age hill fort or meander through fish pool valley. Tackle the orienteering course or take a picnic to enjoy alongside over 300 veteran trees.
The Carpenters tearoom serves a seasonal menu complete with children’s portions of hot and cold light lunches, snacks, soups and delicious freshly made cakes and all ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible.
The Stables shop has a great range of children’s costumes and games to souvenirs and gift ideas for gardeners, book lovers, real ale and cider drinkers and even walkers. There is great pocket money range for children and a large selection of plants on sale and grab a bargain in the nearby Second-hand bookshop.
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