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Shugborough

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

The National Trust (original owners, after receiving the Estate in Death duties) have now taken back the estate from Stafford council. They are in the final throws of a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National Trust (original owners, after receiving the Estate in Death duties) have now taken back the estate from Stafford council. They are in the final throws of a refurbishment and are expected to reopen in March 2017. Having been to an open evening to chat to staff about the NT's plans we are looking forward to viewing the 'new'... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This magnificent building can be seen from the canal and it is incredibly impressive. The hall was not open for us to go inside today but we thoroughly enjoyed what we saw and will come back to see inside another time

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have always seen signs for Shugborough on the motorway but never went in. This time we stopped by and had a lovely time. The gardens and small crafts places were great. The working kitchen was brilliant. The house was nice. Had a great time. Thanks

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Thank aellituv
Stafford, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Visited Shugborough to see if this would be the ideal venue for my wedding...... the gardens were very pleasent lovely walks and gardens. I took my mother we took the small train that runs around the grounds ... which was a great help as it would have been to far from the car park for her to walk. Sadler i... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I'm so happy the national trust have taken this house back as it is in need of updating, everything needs attention, that said we love visiting this place and walking around the grounds. It always bugged me you can't visit the farm on national trust and you couldn't pay to go see it separate from the house either. It's a... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Living nearby to Shugborough, we feel particularly fortunate: the landscaped gardens and forests in the grounds are just perfect for family walks. For visitors from furthe afield, there's paid-for entrance to a model farm, large play area and stately home so something for family members of every age.

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Thank Vince O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The national trust are taking over. i enjoyed visiting the boffies, but now nobody will use them. the walled garden is a great place to go to though, as is the stately home. catch the 825 from Stafford Train St. to get there by bus. if you are visiting by car the, just to let you know, you may have... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

we spent the day walking the grounds as it is near to where we use to live the gardens are very pretty and well kept we did not go in the hall as we had done on a previous visit The car park is a long way from the hall but there is a shuttle service either a mini bus... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Been visiting here for years always enjoy taking my children here. The grounds lovely to walk round and also lots of exciting events on throughout the year. Would recommend to all ages.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We have been regular visitors to Shugborough for many years and have enjoyed the many diverse activities and exhibits that are available. The children particularly like the farm and he train ride up to the house. However, we are fearful of the changes that the National Trust will bring in. The annual bonfire and firework display has been cancelled and... More 

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