A fascinating mock castle once part of the larger Croome Estate
Dunstall Castle is an English folly designed in a neo-classical style with early elements of Gothic revival that was built between 1758 and 1766 on the instructions of George William Coventry, the 6th Earl of Coventry. It was originally part of the magnificent Croome Court Estate and was designed as an ‘eye-catcher’ to be seen from the main mansion and make the horizon appear more interesting and scenic.
Dunstall Castle was probably designed by Robert Adam and constructed by the mason John Newman. It is almost exactly one mile south of Croome Court and, from a distance, looks somewhat like a ruined Norman castle or a medieval abbey. The central stone tower is built around a hollow brick core and with winding steps.
The borders of the Croome Estate have constricted over time marooning Dunstall Castle alongside a modern road that passes nearby. Dunstall Castle is now in the ownership and management of the National Trust.
ADDRESS & CONTACT
Dunstall Castle, Church Lane to A4104 (road), Earls Croome, Worcester, Worcestershire, England – WR8 9DF
Sat Nav Postcode: WR8 9DF
Sat Nav Postcode Parking: WR8 9DF (100m East)