Croome is a wonderful and beautiful National Trust that ticks all the boxes for family days out, a good long dog walk and stunning scenery.
You can park in the car park for free, but you will have to pay entry to the estate unless you are a National Trust member. The staff are so helpful in offering information, with a dog friendly map to hand, as well as telling you about water bowls and waste bags/bins around the estate.
Dogs need to be on the lead around the estate and the gardens as they have sheep some of the fields, however, there is a large field near the car park where dogs can be let off their leads and run around. Dogs are not allowed into the cafe in the house, nor inside the restaurant near the RAF building (there are tables and seating undercover outside the cafe for dogs and their owners). However, they are fortunately allowed into the tea-room at the Temple Greenhouse.
From the start of your walk you will know why it’s such a popular National Trust! The parklands at Croome was designed by famous English landscape architect ‘Capability’ Brown, and the beauty of the place still is a testament to what he achieved as it looks majestic in any season. The walk around the lake is particularly stunning, especially on a frosty day!
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