Group and school visits at Croft Castle
Whether you've got a few hours or a whole day, there's so much to see and do at Croft. With over a thousand years of history, a cosy walled garden and 1,500 acres of parkland, there’s lots to discover and learn on a group visit.
Group bookings at Croft Castle
Groups of at least 15 people (a maximum of 40) are welcome at Croft Castle, regardless of National Trust membership. To qualify for the group offer, you must book in advance.
Admission is free for National Trust members, and non-members will pay a group rate of 5% discount off the standard adult price.
Who is eligible for free entry?
Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.
Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.
Free familiarisation visits for group leaders
If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
Important information for your group visit to Croft Castle
- Entry for groups is from 10am
- There is parking space for two coaches
- The average visit time is three hours
- Entry to the castle for groups from 11am
- Ground floor of castle wheelchair accessible
- Wheelchair and mobility scooter available to hire
- Our electric buggy can give lifts from the coach to the tea-room, second-hand bookshop and castle.
Making a booking
Croft Castle was noted in the Domesday book in 1086 and the Croft family have played a part influencing British political and military history ever since. Uncover their stories in the castle.
Discover the garden at Croft Castle, taking in the historic orchard within the walled garden, or listen to the birds in the church garden.
Explore 1,500 acres of wood, farm and parkland including the 'Picturesque' Fishpool Valley and an Iron Age hillfort at Croft Castle.
Find out how the Croft family played their part in major historical events, and how Croft Castle eventually passed to the National Trust.
Tuck into some lunch and light bites in the Carpenter’s tea-room at Croft Castle, or visit the second-hand bookshop to find yourself a pre-loved classic.
If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from education group membership, giving you free admission for a year.
If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.
Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.