National Trust property Croome Court’s warning to visitors

The National Trust’s Croome has told visitors that they may be turned away today (Friday) once the car park is full. 

Staff at Croome Court – a mid-18th-century Neo-Palladian mansion surrounded by extensive landscaped parkland – said on Facebook that the car park was nearing capacity.

A post by Croome said: “Our car park is reaching capacity. We may need to turn you away if there are no available spaces.

“We will delete this post as soon as there are plenty of car parking spaces available.”

The attraction is famed as the work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the UK’s most famous landscape designer of the 18th century.

Brown was commissioned by George William Coventry, the sixth earl of Coventry, in 1751 to redesign the house and its parkland.

The house was remodelled into the Palladian style while the formal gardens replaced with natural-looking parkland and a new lake and river were created.

It was his first large-scale commission and saw the local village dismantled and rebuilt elsewhere, where it was surrounded by trees to protect the views from Croome.

He also replaced the Medieval church with a new Gothic church overlooking the land.


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