We enjoyed a lovely afternoon at the National Trust property, Croft Caslt and Parkland, near Leominster today. We had never visited this site before so it’s always nice to find somewhere new.
It’s a 1,000 year old estate that has been in the hands of the Croft family for the majority of that time. The history of the estate reveals a family that have been involved in many of the great conflicts that have moulded the shape of Britain as it is today. From the Norman conquest, through the War Of The Roses, The English Civil War and the two World Wars.
There is a fascinating family tree on display inside the castle.
Here’s a couple of my photographs from the day
The view from the rear of the castle
A beautiful stained glass window inside the church
Bug hotel in the walled garden
View along one of the borders.
The view from the front of the Castle
A bee on a poppy (fourth attempt!)
The family church, St Michaels, in the grounds of the castle
Inside the walled gardens