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“A castle that isn't a castle - lovely interior (no photography inside)”

Croft Castle and Parkland
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Yarpole
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We did the double-header with Berrington Hall (see my review of that as well). I suggest spending more time at Berrington just because there is more to see there than at Croft. Croft is not really a castle but a house with castle features. The Croft family are still "in residence" so there is no photography inside the house. The staff are friendly and helpful and willing to talk at length. You can play proper Mahjong if there are 4 of you (and you can understand the rules and the tiles). There are two pianos to play on as well. One was built around 1750 and is a really early example of a Pianoforte (only 5 octaves and no sustain pedal).
The walled garden is quite a surprise and well worth exploring.
We all had some rather good ice-cream from the shop - very tasty. I'd give this an excellant apart from the lack of photography allowed.

Thank jverdicchio
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Lovely location, not the easiest to find. History lots of it, as if time stood still. Many of the rooms are inaccessible.

Thank Robm9999
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is a great NT site, it has the hall / castle in one section and then there are some lovely walks around the site. Visiting the iron age fort gave great views of the surrounding area, we visited on a clear sunny day and could see for miles.

Well worth a visit and walk up to see the fort. The hall is great to visit too - from the art deco rooms to the portrait of Queen Elizabeth the 1st and the family tree going back to the doomsday book.

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

This National Trust property is easy to get to & also convenient as Berrington Hall (another NT property) is only 5 miles away, so both can be done on the same day. The house is very impressive, & the staff very helpful. We did not look at the grounds as the weather was so hot, but we shall certainly return to have another look

Thank Glyn W
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

It's a bit out of the way, but well worth a visit. The weather was not great, but we headed for the castle and weren't disappointed The welcome in the hall was so nice. My mother has a wheelchair and the woman on duty talked to her as well as us. It made such a lovely change, she even said that if we wanted to go upstairs she would make sure she was ok! We loved the rooms, their stories and the family history which is fascinating. Someone was even playing the piano in the saloon.
A lovely, if rainy day out!

Thank Sue W
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