Yarpole, Herefordshire, England

Croft Castle

Croft Castle

Croft Castle is a castle, church and garden and is a National Trust property which is open to the public. A building has been on the site from the 11th century and it has from this time been the home of the Croft family and Croft baronets.


The castle is reputedly haunted by seven ghosts - including one that is believed to be none other than the Welsh king, Owain Glyndwr (reportedly witnessed by the Arhbishop of Sydney in the early 20th century). This particular phantom is supposedly 7ft tall and has been witnessed in the Oak Room. Another apparitions include that of a man wearing a "grey doublet and hose", sighted on the west stairs; a woman with long ringlets and wearing a crinoline dress and cap; and a Grey Lady in the visitors flat.


Other unusual phenomenon include the sounds of a baby crying and cafe staff report their names being called and the radio switching itself off.


Pictured left is the Oak Room courtesy of Mike Peel.


near Leominster,


HR6 9PW.


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For further information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust by Sian Evans.


Visitor Information

Yarpole is a village in Herefordshire, England.

It is situated about 4.5 miles northwest of Leominster.

Pictured left is the Croft Castle courtesy of David Merrett. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.