Historic hill folly with wonderful views of the Malverns, Bredon Hill and surrounding countryside.
Croome Court Estate is a magnificent landscaped parkland in south Worcestershire and was once the home of the Earls of Coventry. The grounds were designed by Lancelot ‘capability’ Brown and were actually his very first design.
To enhance the appeal of the landscape a number of classical buildings were constructed including the eye-catching Panorama Tower at the very edge of the estate. Now seperated from the main estate by main roads, it stands as a magnificent sentinel overlooking the Malvern Hills and miles of beautiful countryside. When open, visitors can experience exceptional 360 degree views from the balcony of the Panorama Tower.
Croome Court was taken over by The National Trust around in 1997 and since then have carried out a major restoration project to recreate Capability Brown’s park. Constructed by James Wyatt based on drawings by Robert Adam, the building was not finished until around 1812 some years after the death of the 6th Earl. The Panorama Tower was taken over by the National Trust in in 2009 and extensively restored during 2010. When open to the public, a central interior staircase leads to a viewing platform under the domed roof. It is a Grade I listed building.
The easiest way to visit the tower is to drive to the top of Madge Hill Road where there is a small layby. For open times please find details on the Official National Trust website.
ADDRESS & CONTACT
Madge Hill Rd, Severn Stoke, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, WR8 9DS
Sat Nav Postcode: B610UE
Sat Nav Postcode Parking: B61OUE