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Shugborough | Milford, Stafford ST17 0XB, England
+44 1889 881388
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My wife and I visited Shugborough on Tuesday 15th whilst travelling to Whitmore Hall (HHA free to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A wonderful estate in progress

Having visited recently I will be sure to return to see the end result of the entire estate. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Annemari M
Kent, United Kingdom
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Step into the past at Shugborough, the UK's only Complete Working Historic Estate. Costumed characters bring your visit to life, taking you on a journey 'upstairs and downstairs' of a large country estate. Features Mansion House, Servants' Quarters, Working Farm, Brewery & Mill, Lots of Animals, Riverside Gardens, Walled Garden, Craft Workshops, Train Ride, Play Park, Tearoom, Old Fashioned Sweet Shop & Gift Shop. Shugborough's grounds, gardens, buildings and collections are entirely funded and managed by Staffordshire County Council.
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Shugborough | Milford, Stafford ST17 0XB, England
+44 1889 881388
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I visited Shugborough on Tuesday 15th whilst travelling to Whitmore Hall (HHA free to members) in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and overall found the Hall itself rather disappointing (lack of its history and the Lichfield apartments closed). We enjoyed our snack in the Mansion Tea...More

Thank busterSolihull
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having visited recently I will be sure to return to see the end result of the entire estate. The library's fantastic. A sense of calm surrounds you whilst walking across this estate with breathtaking formal gardens. Well done to all the staff, those we've encountered...More

Thank Annemari M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took some visiting friends yesterday and felt very let down. Knew the NT had taken over the whole estate, but it has changed the atmosphere.. few people around when we arrived but still had to wait for someone to check us in. The leaflet given...More

Thank OldieEastMidlands
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was my third visit to Shugborough and what a disappointment. It has changed and I don't think it is for the better. I understand that although the property has been NT owned for a long time, the responsibility for running it was the local...More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The farm - now has some sheep & cows & three chickens. That's it. Family favourites like Pudding the donkey, Lady Grey the big Shire Horse, the rare breed pigs, pets corner, the goats are all gone never to return. They are apparently getting a...More

Thank Basically-Baratheon
Reviewed 5 days ago

Decided to visit Shugborough on a day trip with young family and was very lucky with the weather. As a member of National Trust it was free to get in with a small surcharge for the children's activities which were quite good. Did walled garden...More

Thank bensT9107YL
Reviewed 5 days ago

Large parkland and gardens to explore, however the house was a work in progress. Helpful and informative guides, however the history of the house was restricted to the Anson brothers, especially George and a small room dedicated to Patrick Lichfield. No information on others who...More

Thank mag1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this house on a lazy Sunday when the sun was blazing! The grounds were massive and gardens were lovely. The house was busy and grand although the upstairs was not open due to required renovations. The gardens are well kept, expansive and there...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to this but was let down a little. The place is quite new to the nat trust and they are bringing it up to there great standards but it has a way to go. Give it a couple of years I...More

Thank C M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited the Shugborough Estate many times over the years both while Lord Lichfield was alive and since he died. Each visit has provided something of interest to see in the house and gardens. Recently the National Trust has taken over the running of everything...More

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11 August 2017|
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Response from FoundAPlace | Reviewed this property |
yes if you would really want to i suppose
3 August 2016|
Response from denisejp2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay yes there are tea rooms
3 August 2016|
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Response from Vicki_dude | Reviewed this property |
Yes a big restaurant near the museum