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Notice: The In Another Light exhibition will be open on Saturday 21 February 6pm - 8pm and Saturday 21 March 7pm - 9pm. Please call 01568 780246 for more information.

1000 years of power, politics and pleasure in an intimate family home

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.

Take a stroll through the parkland up to the Iron Age hill fort for far reaching views including the Brecon beacons or follow one of the woodland trails and find over 300 veteran trees along the way. Feeling energetic? Why not tackle the Orienteering course or let the little ones go wild in the natural and mini castle play areas.

Come and join our team

Get digging with us © NTPL/Laura Kennedy

Get digging with us

We're looking for volunteers to join our team at Croft.  Volunteering with the National Trust is about doing things you enjoy; we have lots of different jobs for you to choose from. We need energetic gardeners, smiling receptionists, enthusiastic house guides and lots more. It's your time, so you can give what you want, when you can.  Bring a open mind and we can help with the rest.  What have you got to loose?

 

Croft through the looking glass

Come and take part in our 'Alice in Wonderland' themed trail this half term © NTPL/NT

Come and take part in our 'Alice in Wonderland' themed trail this half term

 Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 February

Are you looking for some fun over half term? Come to Croft and we will assure you of a good day out whatever the weather.  In addition to the castle, walks and play grounds we have set up a family trail around the house and garden which depicts early 20th-century life at Croft Castle. And just to make it extra special we have added an 'Alice in Wonderland' theme.

Woodland pasture management

Conifers will be harvested allowing much needed room for the veteran trees © NTPL/Ana Vaughan

Conifers will be harvested allowing much needed room for the veteran trees

Felling begins from Monday 1 September

From September this year, we'll be working in partnership with the Forestry Commission to restores Croft's conifer wood back to a woodland pasture. Under the guidance of Natural England over the coming months; the conifer wood will be felled by the Forestry Commission. From early spring the woodland will begin to recover to its former state, improving habitat for wildlife and increasing biodiversity.

In another light

See Croft ’In Another Light’ this winter © David Ogle

February 2015

Explore Croft in another light with a contemporary art in the form of a light exhibition by David Ogle and Mark Richards. Working in partnership with Meadow Arts we're opening the garden late so you can see the gardens, stables and chapel in a new light.

In another light

A winter programme of contemporary art with by David Ogle © David Ogle

February 2015

Explore Croft in another light with a contemporary art in the form of a light exhibition by David Ogle and Mark Richards. Working in partnership with Meadow Arts we're opening the garden late so you can see the gardens, stables and chapel in a new light.

In another light

Come and see the ’In another light’ exhibition at Croft © Ana Vaughan

February 2015

Explore Croft in another light with a contemporary art in the form of a light exhibition by David Ogle and Mark Richards. Working in partnership with Meadow Arts we're opening the garden late so you can see the gardens, stables and chapel in a new light.

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