Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Not all National Trust properties are open yet, and those that are require pre-booking via their website, no later than 15:00 on the day prior to visit.

If you, or any of your party have a new persistant cough, or develop a fever of 38C, we would instead advise you to use the NHS's dedicated website for professional advice.

Shugborough Estate

The mysterious Shugborough Estate is the ancestral home of the Earls of Lichfield. The fine Georgian mansion house, with magnificent views over riverside garden terraces, features stunning collections of porcelain.With rumoured connections to the Holy Grail, the 364-hectare (900-acre) classical landscape is peppered with unusual monuments.Come and watch costumed characters at work in the servants' quarters and farmstead: doing laundry, cheesemaking, milling, brewing and baking. You'll also find the Staffordshire County Museum collections here, which include a reconstructed chemist shop, tailors' shop, Victorian schoolroom and puppet collection.Historic varieties of fruit and vegetables are grown in the newly restored walled gardens.Shugborough is managed by Staffordshire County Council. Visit their website for further details.

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