Dunstall Castle Open day

Walk or drive to Dunstall Castle. Climb the steep staircase to the top of the tower to get views across the estate to the Rotunda and surrounding countryside.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

As only 5 people can go up the tower at one time there may be a short wait.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.60 £11.45
Child £6.30 £5.70
Family £31.50 £28.60
Group Adult N/A £10.00
Group Child N/A £5.00
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.40 £7.60
Child £4.20 £3.80
Family £21.00 £19.05
Group Adult N/A £6.70
Group Child N/A £3.35

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Entry to the Castle is free but normal admission applies if you wish to visit the parkland or house.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
4 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
9 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Upcoming events

It's cold outside - Winter Tree Family Trail

Thu 22 Feb 2018
On your travels around the parkland at Croome see how many trees you can identify from the pictures on the trail sheet

Antony Bridge artist in residence

Thu 22 Feb 2018
An exhibition of over 40 paintings by Antony Bridge, Croome's artist in residence, is on show in the Court at Croome.

Soul to Sole exhibition

Thu 22 Feb 2018
Step into the basement of Croome Court and discover characters from Croome's long history encapsulated within a pair of shoes.

House Tours at Croome Court

Thu 22 Feb 2018
Join one of our fascinating house tours led by volunteers. Tours include; Romp through the bedrooms, At home with the 6th Earl.

I Am Archive exhibition

Thu 22 Feb 2018
Discover 'I Am Archive' an innovative display containing a collection of artifacts and stories which aim to share the fascinating tales of some of Croome's characters.

Secrets of the basement tour

Thu 22 Feb 2018
Join our guide and learn more about the hidden archaeology of the 1640s house now encased within Brown's stunning 1750s neo classical mansion.