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Group and school visits at Croft Castle

Volunteer Room Guide and visitors at Croft Castle, Herefordshire
School groups are welcome at Croft Castle | © National Trust Images/John Millar

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

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

To check availability please email or call us on 01568 780246.

Family holding hands approach the gatehouse at Croft Castle, Herefordshire.

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