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Shugborough, Stafford

(4.2/5 based on 700+ 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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  • We are National Trust, and our concern is what is going to happen, now that responsibility is no longer shared by the County Council & National Trust. I resent having to pay for parking, being Nationa...  more »
  • You will be pleased to take time out to discover the attractions of the National Trust's fine mansion set amidst beautiful and historic parkland. Former home of the illustrious Anson family (Lord Lich...  more »
  • A great night with friends to watch jools Holland. We sat on the grass in front of the building and were royally entertained - we took a picnic and the wine flowed freely. The weather helped but it wa...  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