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 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

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
27 June 2018 14:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Painting and drawing classes with Matthew Wood

Sat 23 Jun 2018
10:00-16:00
Learn from local artist, Matthew Wood, who paints using his surroundings as his inspiration. Many of his paintings are created in one sitting and evoke the unique atmosphere and spirit of a place through his skillful brushstrokes and paintwork.

Music from the Home Front

Sat 23 Jun 2018
11:00-15:00
Step back in time to 1918 and sing along to music from the Home Front. On Sunday 24 June, listen to jazz music on the front lawn from the 1940's onwards.

Croft's signature cloth

Sat 23 Jun 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.

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Wed 27 Jun 2018
12:00-12:30
To celebrate 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, we're redressing the balance at Croft and sharing the stories of some of the castle's key women.

Picturesque Tours of Fishpool Valley

Wed 27 Jun 2018
14:00-15:00
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.

Women at War weekend

Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:00-16:00
Women formed the backbone of Britain's effort to win the First World War, which contributed towards their eventual emancipation and the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which granted certain women the right to vote.