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Clumber Park Part 1: The Chapel of St Mary the Virgin

On what turned out to be an extremely sunny day at the end of September, we headed over to Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire. The Park is a National Trust property with the only charge being £6.00 for parking (free for National Trust members) and a charge of £3.00 to visit the Walled Kitchen Garden (which we didn’t visit on this trip).

Once the country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle, the mansion was demolished in 1938 and all that remains are the grounds, the lake and the Chapel of St Mary the Virgin.

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Croome Court Part 3: Croome Court Itself

As per my previous two posts I recently(ish) visited Croome Court near Worcester – you can read those posts here and here. Now a National Trust property, the Court has had an interesting history; from being the home of the Coventry family since the 16th century (though this version of the house was built in the 18th century), to a school, to having been requisitioned by the RAF for an airfield, and for use as a hotel.

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Croome Court Part 2: The Park

As part of my recent visit to Croome Court, after visiting the church, we next took a walk around the Park. This was Capability Brown’s very first landscaped gardens and though much of it had been left overgrown, in part due to changes of ownership the Court has undergone over the years, the National Trust has been working hard to restore it to its former glory.

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Croome Court Part 1: The Church of St Mary Magdalene

In August I took a trip to visit Croome Court, a National Trust property in Worcestershire. Price of admission was £8 for adults and I’ll say upfront that you absolutely get your money’s worth. The gardens open at 10am with the home opening an hour later (during the summer – times may vary). We’d arrived just after 10am and there were already cars in the parking lot; when we left nearly four hours later it was overflowing – clearly a very popular venue.

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