We attempted the double header of Berrington Hall and Croft Castle. They are near to each other and it can be done in an afternoon. I'd personally allow more time at Berrington - more to see. They both open at 13:00 and close around17:00. You can get into the main house at Berrington from 11:00 but then you have to take the guided tour - book on arrival. It feels quite homely even though it's a really grand house. You can takes photographs and video everywhere but no flash. The guides are really helpful and friendly. We met a gentleman who was restoring the dining-room chairs.The gent was really interesting to talk to about the work he carried out. According to another guide we spoke to the NT are moving towards more cleaning and restoration in-situ. This should prove really exciting for the public as they get to see what goes on behind the scenes - but out for all to see.
The main garden is "Capability" Brown but the better garden (IMHO) is the walled garden. This is packed full of seasonal veg, flowers, chickens and some bee hives. We were lucky and met the bee-keeper who was talking about keeping bees.
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