Croome
Historic Sites • Parks • Gardens
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Expect the unexpected. Incredible innovation, devastating loss, remarkable survival and magnificent restoration. All in one place There’s more than meets the eye at Croome. A secret wartime airbase, now a visitor centre, was once a hub of activity for thousands of people. Outside is the grandest of English landscapes, ‘Capability’ Brown’s masterful first commission, with commanding views over the Malverns. The parkland was nearly lost, but is now great for walks and adventures with a surprise around every corner. At the heart of the park lies Croome Court, once home to the Earls of Coventry with four floors to explore. The 6th Earl of Coventry was an 18th century trend-setter and today Croome follows his lead by using artists and craftspeople in the house to tell the story of its eclectic past in inventive ways, perfect for making new discoveries.
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Daisychain158
United Kingdom16 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
My husband and I visited today (13/12/22) the weather was bitter, bitter cold but the welcome in the house was as warm as it could be. Steve who met us at the door was incredibly knowledgeable and so personable, an absolute gentleman! He took us room to room filling in the history on the house the people who lived there to the joys and tragedies they experienced. The house is in the process of renovation so the rooms are quite bare apart from wooden crates which hold a treasured bookcase on loan from the Victoria and Albert (?)museum, some pottery, a beautiful display of china and surf boards but it was still worth a visit. The one negative for us was given how cold it was, and believe me it was positively Arctic, the cafe doors were wide open, the water bowls for dogs at the cafe was frozen and the bird feeders empty. Why have feeders if you don't fill them?
10/10 for Steve.
Written December 13, 2022
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Pdj
Herefordshire7 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
From the moment we stepped into the church and listened to the elderly gentleman tell us tales of the estate and its history we knew we were in for a good day. So, the house isn't furnished, but in some ways that allows you to appreciate the space and the light in the rooms and see the decay of a house once loved.
Covid has reduced volunteer/room guide numbers but the ones there were extremely informative and full of joy, it was a pleasure to listen to them and we all commented on how we thought they were the best NT guides we had encountered.
Wow! A visit to the walled garden is a must. It is privately owned therefore there is an entrance fee of £5 but it is excellent and well worth the extra.
Written July 2, 2022
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Queen Bee
10 contributions
Jan 2020
We visited Croome last Sunday 19/01/20 and were not dissappointed. The parkland is simply stunning and a true example of the great work of Capability Brown. We then took a house tour which was led by NT volunteer Phil- this was brilliant and we would totally recommend it. You are shown hidden rooms at the top floor of the house which regular visitors cannot access and it felt like an exclusive tour as they are capped to only 6 people max, very informative and a great way to bring the history of Croome to life. The current exhibition within the house themed around 'Home' was also particularly interesting with many unusual installation pieces dotted around the house drawing on this.

What stood out to us the most though was the customer service that we received from NT volunteer Julian in the RAF museum as the end of our visit. Julian welcomed us once we entered the exhibition and was so knowledgeable on the history of the RAF at Croome, it was fantastic. We will definitely be returning.
Written January 20, 2020
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Phyl W
Bridport, UK18 contributions
Oct 2022
A truly wonderful place to visit. Could easily spend a day here. However, it rained and although we had ordered our lunch there was nowhere under cover for us to eat as dogs are not allowed inside restaurant. Suggest some sort of gazebo or canopy could be provided for the likes of us and the many other dog owners who would like to eat here. (Might be more practical than pretty sunshades)
Written October 8, 2022
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RG02
Swindon, UK243 contributions
Aug 2021
This is not your average National Trust property. I felt that the £12 entry fee for non-members was expensive for what you got compared to other properties. The house is a 'work in progress', largely empty with just a few exhibits, the gardens are pleasant enough but nothing special. Much of the parkland is open to anyone and you could see most of it for free. If you are a non-member you might feel better off by visiting another NT property.
Written September 6, 2021
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G2903WQcarols
Norfolk, UK99 contributions
Jun 2021
Popped by on a baking hot day. The church at the top of the hill was lovely and then we boiled alive walking down the winding road to the house, whilst overlooking a huge field of tall daisies. It was undergoing renovations so sadly very little to see, just wooden crates and empty rooms. One room had half the wood panelling missing but still had artwork hanging up, which was slightly odd. Nice oriental style wooden bridge near the house and on the long walk back to the car we discovered a big old orangery that would have looked lovely full of plants. Will be nice to see the house again with furniture in it.
Written February 17, 2022
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Linda P
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Mar 2022 • Couples
RAF cafe had good fresh food and friendly staff. The national trust staff were very friendly and helpful. The grounds were well kept. The house was very disappointing as it was basically empty, there was nothing to look at. There were crates in the rooms with books in but nothing at all on display. We literally walked through the rooms and walked straight out again. We could only go on the ground floor and basement and could not go upstairs either. It cost £26 for 2 of us just to walk though the gardens because there was nothing of interest in the house apart from the pretty ceilings.
Written March 31, 2022
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David A
West Bridgford, UK1,036 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Went here on a cold grey day and not sure if that affected my view of it but think not.
The entrance is from the car park to some old Nissan huts hitch were used by the RAF during WW2.
From the entrance is. Shop with plants for sale some of which looked to be damaged by frost which was not a good introduction. There is then a walk of about a mile to the house which is set in the valley so you can see it for some time. You enter through the back of the building and inside can see the ground and some of the lower and first floors. There are some old pictures of the family and a few bits of furniture. The better bits were the exhibition of one of the Earls children who became a professional surf boarder and you see his many surf boards, an exhibition off his life and a film of him surfing, an archive with boxes you could look in with bits about the house and family plus a film detailing the history of the estate. The house itself was showing its age.
Outside there was plenty of parkland to explore but the walled garden are closed for the winter.

The refreshments were limited to the a canteen in the Nissan hut as the coffee shop Was closed. We had coffee and a scone and the scone was Ok but not tasty while the coffee was very weak. The refreshments were not up to the usual National Trust standard.
Written March 3, 2023
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wendyanddavid536
Solihull, UK2,120 contributions
Jan 2020
What a wonderful place! Not exactly your run of the mill National Trust property! We started with the RAF museum telling the story of RAF Defford during WW2, particularly about the development of airborne radar and the role of the WAAF. Some very knowledgeable volunteers could (and tried to) talk for hours about the intricacies of radar. A lot of fascinating information on poster boards, but it was difficult to concentrate as there was a lot of background noise from the continuously running film commentary.

We then had lunch, which was a bit disappointing. Not much gluten-free choice, so we both had tuna jacket potatoes - generous in portion size, but by the time we had queued behind everyone ordering their drinks and paid for our lunch, our dinner was cold. Surely this could be better organised.

We then had a glorious walk through the park to the house. The house is largely unfurnished, which means that the architecture and decoration can be more fully appreciated. Again there were very knowledgeable and friendly volunteers, especially in the porcelain room.

It was a very cold day, so we didn't fully explore the park, but we will certainly be back.
Written January 30, 2020
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Onleaveagain
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK8,201 contributions
Apr 2021
Due to Covid restrictions, when we visited in April, the house was closed but the gardens and grounds were fully accessible. We normally only visit National Trust properties to view the houses but as these have been shut for such a long period we have been pleasantly surprised at the extent and interesting some of the gardens etc can be. This is a property well worth visiting and there are several walks around the grounds and lake. Probably only need to wander around for an hour or two but well worth it. The cafe was open when we visited and there are several picnic tables/benches you can use irrespective as to whether you have purchased drink and food. We have visited Croome Park several times and will certainly return in the future.
Written July 4, 2021
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