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National Trust Croome, nr Worcester open all year

Location: 
Croome D'Abitot, Nr High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW, United Kingdom
Contact name: 
National Trust Croome
Contact telephone: 
01905 371006
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Described as one of ‘Capability’ Brown’s finest English landscapes Croome is the perfect place to escape the crowds. Acres of parkland peppered with statues, temples and follies await your discovery with the lake a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the tranquility or perhaps enjoy a stroll along the river.

The court, the centrepiece of Croome’s great estate and seat of the Coventry family for more than 600 years, tells its story in new and inventive ways with exhibitions and installations.

Another fascinating period to be explored are the restored wartime buildings of the once secret RAF Defford airbase, now the Visitor Centre and museum. Their once secret story is revealed with wartime artefacts, videos and costume displays.

Family fun can be had in the wild play area and RAF themed playground with family trails throughout the school holidays.

Dogs are welcome and Croome is the perfect place for a walk whatever the season. With dog friendly maps, downloadable walks, water bowls, waste bags, tether points and waste bins we hope you enjoy your walkies.

Disabled facilities include: Bookable manual wheelchairs and mobility scooters, adult changing facilities, disabled parking spaces, hearing loops, shuttle bus (wheelchair accessible) between Visitor Centre/house and stairclimber to access house.

A visit to the shop and Gardener's Bothy plant sales is a relaxing way to spend some time looking for that perfect souvenir or gift.

The 1940s style canteen or Kitty Fisher's Coffee House are perfect spot to grab a refreshment during your visit.

Free visitor parking.

National Trust Croome, near Worcester, WR8 9DW. Tel: 01905 371006 Open from 9am every day (except 24 & 25 Dec) - see website for full opening times and admission prices

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