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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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  • A fantastic day out. The National Trust have started their 10 year restoration project at Shugborough at the differences are shining through already. Great walks, a great house and great grounds. The farm is great for the youngsters. Well worth a visit
  • We noticed this on the most recent national trust website and went to give it a once over. Whilst many parts are closed at the moment due to it recently being taken over by the NT and a visible presence of diggers dotted around the site to great new paths and access routes, don't let this put you off. There is plenty for everyone to do and see and the estate has a fantastic history to it. Will definitely be back.
  • Amazing historical building and beautiful grounds. Take a packed lunch and drinks as it is now owned by the National trust, so not cheap. Great playground for kids, lots of space for them to scooter around, beautiful walled garden where they are growing many of the foods that would have been eaten by the Earl and his family, with a wonderful Willow wattle recreation of the glass house growing nicely. Great for photographers, lovers of history, and people who like grand houses.
  • It is a great day out. Loads to see . Lovely gardens. Plenty of space to stop for a picnic. Loads of free parking. Friendly and helpful staff. We will definitely be going back again. Recommend it to anyone.
  • The kids play area is pretty good, with a zip wire, various things to climb on and an area to build your own shelters, although there isn't much for toddlers to do. At this time of year there isn't many plants to look at but I'm sure by summer, the walled garden will look lovely. Unfortunately part of the mansion wasn't open to the public when we went so we couldn't see it all, so that was a bit disappointing.
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