Grade 1 listed Dunstall Castle was designed by Robert Adam in 1766. Adam deliberately designed it as a whimsical folly with elements of both a castle and a church.
Inside the central tower a steep spiral staircase leads to a platform with views to the 'Capability' Brown designed landscape, Croome Court and the surrounding countryside.
By 2009 the castle was getting close to becoming a real ruin. Croome were able to acquire and restore Dunstall Castle in 2010 thanks to subtantial funding from Natural England. The main part of the work was to rebuild the central tower and staircase.
We think the stone tracery may have been recycled from the original chapel at Croome which stood near the court until it was removed and a new one built at the top of Church Hill in 1763.
You can view the exterior of Dunstall Castle thoughout the year. The inside is accessible on special open days, during 2018 the Castle will be open on Wednesday 4 July, Saturday 4 August, Thursday 9 August and Sunday 9 September.
If you are driving to Dunstall Castle and using a Sat Nav, please be aware it might try to direct you through the parkland which is not possible and there is limited parking at the Castle.