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Address: Shugborough | Milford, Stafford ST17 0XB, England
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+44 1889 881388

Step into the past at Shugborough, the UK's only Complete Working Historic...

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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Was lord Lichfield house ( Patrick) can pay to look in the house and the servants quarters. or just wander around the Gardens which are also Beautiful. nice picnic by the River.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bank holiday visit so busy but ample parking. New tea room. Lots of activities for visitors (egg hunts, canoeing & animals) Revisited to see the museum which was the servants quarters and wash rooms. Unfortunately the upstairs of the house was closed due to renovations but we'd seen them on the last visit, definitely worth seeing and would be interested... More 

Thank D R
Stafford, UK
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is so much to see here, that Shugborough deserves lots and lots of visits. A favourite for photographers has to be the superb gallery of Patrick Lichfield's photographs and memorabilia.

Thank Keith B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was lord Lichfield house ( Patrick) can pay to look in the house and the servants quarters. or just wander around the Gardens which are also Beautiful. nice picnic by the River.

Thank Ann H
Solihull, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As members of NT we decided to give it a go, despite the negative reviews. It will be amazing when complete! The grounds are beautiful and the buildings and displays will be engaging am sure. But as parents of two young boys, age 3 and 4, there isn't yet enough to entertain them aside from running around. The walk from... More 

Thank mrsvw39
Alsager, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been many times before the N T had taken over and enjoyed it. Now it's just not ready, nothing there to see most rooms closed those that were open were dismal and empty. Hardly any animals were there, cafes just can't cope. If we hadn't been national trust members we would have wanted our money back, won't be... More 

Thank Paub55
Taunton, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although relatively recently acquired, opening too soon and not being equipped to handle to volume of visitors is inexcusable. The NT has had long enough to learn that attractions need to live up to expectations and although eventually this one will no doubt, in the meantime the visitor should not have to suffer for inadequate arrangements. Freshly ground coffee is... More 

Thank Netgezien
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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431 reviews
271 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited Shugborough hall with some friends who live in Stafford. It was not our first time but since our previous visit the whole estate has been taken over by the National Trust. They are spending a lot of money on improvements but while these are taking place, some parts of the estate and Hall are closed... More 

Thank Richard_Harpum
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

first of all the car park is so far away from the house with no real foot path to walk on and as someone with mobility issues it spoiled it straight away. after the long walk to the mansion i thought great we are finally here for the mansion to be all but closed apart from a few rooms downstairs,... More 

Thank Kerri C
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This spring has seen the National Trust take over the running of Shugborough which was previously rung by Staffordshire County Council with some input from the NT. Much work is being done on the estate which they are returning to a fixed point in time and as a result have removed many of the animals which the County Council had... More 

Thank pip48
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great day out.Last visited at least 15 years ago, and glad to find N.T. have taken over as impossible for council to manage due to insufficient funding.Fascinating to see building now in need of vast amount of money and time spent on repairs. It will be great to see this take place but a mammoth task! Limited refreshments but good... More 

Thank Jennifer W

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