Picturesque Tours of Fishpool Valley

Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Johnes II on a Picturesque tour through Fishpool Valley. Learn about the history of the landscape, as well as some of the mysteries which surround it.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

Follow your tour guide through the valley as you encounter 'moments of surprise' in the form of built structures such as the pumphouse and grotto and discover more about the social history of the landscape. Ask your guide about our project to restore and revive the Picturesque elements of this beautiful and historic landscape. Find out about the repair work which is due to take place on the dams, which is crucial to the success of the project.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.50 £10.35
Child £5.75 £5.15
Family £28.75 £25.85
1 adult, 2 children £17.25 £15.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.70
Garden and grounds only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.00 £6.30
Child £3.50 £3.15
Family £15.80 £14.20
1 adult, 2 children £10.35 £9.30
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.95
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.60

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The basics

Booking details
Call 01568 780246
Suitability
Not suitable for young children
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Your tour guide will meet you at Visitor Reception.
What to bring and wear
Remember to wear suitable footwear, as paths may be very muddy.
Accessibility
Paths in the valley are sloping and may be very muddy.
Other
The walks are free, but donations are welcome and will go directly towards the restoration project. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome to join you on your tour, but please be reminded that dogs are not allowed to swim in the pools.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 September 2018 12:00 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property Office
Email
croftcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01568 780246

Upcoming events

Picturesque Tours of Fishpool Valley

Wed 26 Sep 2018
12:00-13:00
Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Johnes II on a Picturesque tour through Fishpool Valley. Learn about the history of the landscape, as well as some of the mysteries which surround it.

Visiteering: Conservation in the castle

Wed 26 Sep 2018
13:00-16:00
Why not come and volunteer as part of your visit to Croft? Have a go at cleaning items from the collection in the castle, find out what our house team get up to behind the scenes and participate in our vital conservation work.

A taste of autumn at Croft

Sat 29 Sep 2018
11:00-15:00
Join our garden team for some autumnal activities in the walled garden.

Croft's signature cloth

Sat 29 Sep 2018
12:00-15:00
Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. Sign your name on a piece of fabric and contribute to our signature cloth, which will eventually adorn the dining room table in the castle.

Sixteenth to eighteenth century music in the castle

Sun 07 Oct 2018
13:30-15:30
Join Frank O'Neil and Dr Richard Commander as they perform evocative music from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century in the Blue Room of the castle.

John Moore Quire at Croft

Sun 14 Oct 2018
11:30-15:00
Enjoy live music from the John Moore Quire in the Blue Room at regular intervals between 11.30am and 3pm. Their songs will include early 19th century dance music, as well as religious and secular songs of the period.