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Shugborough, Stafford

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"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. Our Stafford itinerary planner makes visiting Shugborough and other Stafford attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It was over 20yrs ago since we last visited here. National Trust have a ten year plan now that the council have pulled out, it is totally National Trust now. There is a lot of work to do inside and ou...  more »
  • Took friends here on Thursday having first checked their web site to ensure they were open which confirmed the only thing closed was the Park Farm Café, big deal as there is another by the house. Arri...  more »
  • Living nearby decided to revisit Shugborough Hall after many years. Shocked to find it had not been kept up to scratch during the Staffs County Council years. Really liked the trip around Lord Lichfie...  more »
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  • We had a really good time here. It has just been retaken over by the National Trust so some elements were missing. For example the animals at the farm were not there. They are in the process of getting traditional breeds in. The house and gardens were exceptional and the children loved walking around both. Tea rooms are good - a little on the expensive side though.
  • Lovely grounds, very helpful staff and loads to do and look at. Children loved it too with lots to explore and interactive displays.
  • House is half empty. Perhaps because of all the restoration work required. Buildings are looking neglected. It is no wonder the estate was recently handed back to the National Trust. Very disappointing visit.
  • Recently taken over by the National Trust, Shugbourough Hall is still in the process of filling exhibitions and renovating. Currently you can only view the ground floor of the hall, of which a large portion had been given over to the history of the Anson brothers and how they became entitled. The servants quarters are interesting as is the farm, although there aren't many animals there at the moment, whilst renovation takes place. Lord Patrick Lichfield's apartments are open on various days for timed entry only and the give a fascinating insight to his photographic career and hectic schedule. The gardens are beautiful but the majority of the land was given over to farming, however there are some interesting and intriguing monuments dotted throughout the estate and there are some beautiful walks if you don't want to do the house. Shugbourough Hall may not be as stately as some but still offers a good day out and there are a couple of coffee shops and a farm shop. Here's hoping that the National Trust continue some of the fantastic events that have been held there over the years.
  • We had a very relaxing Saturday here with my mum. I would recommend the Lichfield apartments. Café is very cozy.

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