Shugborough Hall and Estate

Milford, Nr Stafford, Staffordshire ST17 0XB

The mysterious Shugborough Estate is the ancestral home of the Earls of Lichfield. With rumoured connections to the Holy Grail, the 364-hectare (900-acre) classical landscape is peppered with unusual monuments. This fine Georgian mansion house with magnificent views over riverside garden terraces, features collections of stunning porcelain.

Costumed characters work in the servants’ quarters and farmstead where you will see them doing the laundry, cheesemaking, milling, brewing and baking.

Staffordshire County Council Museum collections are also held in the property, including a reconstructed chemist’s, a tailor’s shop, a Victorian schoolroom and a puppet collection. In addition, a newly restored walled garden grows historic varieties of fruit and vegetables.

Note: Shugborough is wholly financed, administered and maintained by Staffordshire County Council. Only the house and gardens are free to members.

Photo Credits: © Copyright Shugborough Hall.

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