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Shugborough, Stafford

(4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
"The complete working historic estate," Shugborough touts a functioning watermill, kitchens, tearoom, dairy, and farm animals. Inside the estate's house are renovated servant's quarters and the Staffordshire County Museum, displaying historical artifacts from the area, including the Shugborough inscription, one of the world's top cipher texts that has yet to be cracked. Try a beer from the on-site brewery: the only brewery in England that exclusively brews with log-fire heated stills. Using our world travel planner, Stafford attractions like Shugborough can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Quite disappointed in our visit here. This is the only NT property that I won't be revisiting. The grounds seem quite bare and unkempt, the walled garden was sorely lacking in plants, only saw a few s...  more »
  • It is great to see the improvements being made by the National Trust. We had great day here exploring the grounds and brought our dog. Very dog friendly, allowed anywhere in the grounds. We had an exc...  more »
  • Shugborough has only recently been reopened after being taken over completely by the National Trust. The grounds are spectacular. There is ample, new parking, close to the farm which you can also visi...  more »
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  • Fantastic family day out at Shugborough. Sprawling beautifully maintained grounds with interactive areas for the children. The farm, the house, little shops - would highly recommend.
  • Relaxing place to visit. Stone River bridge narrow for walking many arches and canal barges as a canal near river. A working canal Lock. Warm and cold food available.
  • I have a NT and English Heritage membership. This place is really stellar for a day out with the kids. The farm and hall keep them interested for hours and the tea rooms are good located in several places. There's some fab collections of carriages and the kitchens / utility rooms are sometimes staffed with a cook. Really good feel and experience. The icing on the cake is the private residence has now been opened up which gives an insight into the more modern living history circa 60's/70's/80's. Well worth a visit but give yourself a little more time here as there's lots to see.
  • Loved the place, great day out with friendly staff. NT members so will definitely be revisiting. Strongly recommended.
  • All the staff were friendly and it was generally a good experience