CROOME Court and gardens received a considerable number of visitors over the bank holiday weekend.

Amy Forster-Smith, spokeswoman for the National Trust (NT) who manage the site, said: "We've had a record-breaking Easter, thanks to the glorious weather.

"The NT welcomed over 2,500 people each day at the site.

Visitor Kate Collins, 34, from Rushwick, said: "The grounds are so beautiful and even though it's busy, it's still very peaceful.

"All the staff are welcoming and seem to go out of their way to make sure everyone is having a good time."

Katie Rogers, aged 34 and her partner, Rob Endean, also aged 34, enjoyed the sunshine with their child, Sophie Rogers, aged four.

Ms Rogers said: "It's fascinating, the history of the house and how it was told to us.

"At the start, there's an introductory video and it has wonderful drone shots of the house.

"We've been members of the NT for years."

Mr Endean said: "It's well laid out and similar to how the National Trust property at Stowe is laid out - the garden was designed by Capability Brown."

Their child, Sophie Rogers said: "I liked the bridge and house."

Many visitors have signed up to become members of the NT over the three days.

"We’ve recruited over 192 members and the money will come back to Croome to maintain and care for the site as well as repair, conservation and restoration projects.

"This year these include replanting Beech Grove in the parkland, providing otter habitat along the river for our resident otter family," Ms Forster-Smith added.

Croome Court was built in 1760 for George Coventry, the 6th Earl of Coventry.

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