It’s the last day of May and more importantly for me, my Dads birthday. As you probably know, we are huge National Trust fans so a birthday was excuse to visit a new place today: Croome.
As soon as we arrived and saw the view, I could literally feel my breath leave my body. It was just stunning. It was a shame it was a cloudy day, but we could just see the Malvern Hills in the background.
There’s a lot to discover at Croome. This used to be a secret wartime airbase where thousands of people used to work. You can relive the memories in the museum which is full of interesting, historical features. I loved seeing the uniforms and the emotional telegrams as seen below.
The property, Croome Court, lies in the centre of the woodland. This used to be the home of the Earls of Coventry but it tells the tale of huge loss. Nevertheless, the outer of the building was visually impressive. Yet due to debt, the majority of the rooms were empty. This place requires imagination to recreate this in your minds from its hay day. My favourite features are the fireplaces. These are a couple of my favourites.
The parkland was the best part. Green land everywhere, with lovely spring flowers. The smells, the fresh air – perfect for blowing the cobwebs away. The path leads to a beautiful lake with a fascinating Chinese bridge.
I felt completely at peace today. There really is nothing better than walking around, at your own pace, soaking the freshness in.
Really this place needs another visit just to see the rest of the land. For today it was just perfect to have family time.
For more information please visit: National Trust Croome.
I hope May has treated you all wonderfully. Yet again I feel like it’s flown by.
So, here’s to June: sunshine, memories, happiness.