Picturesque Tours of Fishpool Valley

Follow in the footsteps of William Gilpin and Thomas Johnes II on a Picturesque tour through Fishpool Valley. Learn all about our project to restore and revive the Picturesque elements of this beautiful and historic landscape.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

Ask your guide about the work that has been done to sensitively thin the woodland and enjoy newly opened up views across the valley. Find out about the repair work which is due to take place on the dams, which is crucial to the success of the project. This will create a flow of running water through the valley, bringing to life the sensory, 'Picturesque' experience.


Event ticket prices
  • All £3.00
    per person
View admission charges
Croft Castle and Parkland


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £9.90
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £27.50 £24.75
1 adult, 2 children £16.50 £14.55
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.65
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.35
Garden and grounds only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.60 £6.00
Child £3.30 £3.00
Family £15.00 £13.50
1 adult, 2 children £9.90 £8.90
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.75
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.40

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.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01568 780246
Not suitable for 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.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 May 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
9 May 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
16 May 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
23 May 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
30 May 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
6 June 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
13 June 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
20 June 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
27 June 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Property Office
Call 01568 780246

Upcoming events

Dungeons and Dragons trail

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Glendower the dragon returns to his lair at Croft this October half-term.

Hallowe'en spooktacular

Sat 28 Oct 2017
Don your scariest fancy dress and dust off your broomstick for a weekend of ghosts and ghouls at Croft.

Tales of the supernatural kind

Tue 31 Oct 2017
Are you brave enough to join our adults-only evening ghost walk around the castle?

A Christmas Carol trail

Sat 18 Nov 2017
Follow the magical trail around the frosty grounds of Croft and see which Christmassy characters you bump into along the way.

Croft's 1950s Christmas

Sat 18 Nov 2017
Step back sixty years to a 1950s Christmas at Croft.

Father Christmas's workshop

Sat 02 Dec 2017
Find Father Christmas in his magical workshop for the first three weekends in December.