Shugborough is a stately mansion and historic estate dating from the 1600s. Its now in the hands of the National Trust and receives over a quarter of a million visitors a year. Since its very close to my parents house in Staffordshire, we recently visited for my mums birthday! I was very impressed with Shugborough (after initally thinking the ticket price was a bit high) as it offers far more for your money than somewhere like Chatsworth. Shugborough is £15 for a full day pass whereas Chatsworth is £16.
While Chatsworth is probably the more impressive building (and the gardens are much more extensive and landscaped), Shugborough had a lot more stuff that was interesting to me, including a restored walled garden, servants quarters (the poor servants had to sleep on VERY hard beds), a brewhouse, a mill, a working farm, and a dairy!
Here are a few (or a lot!) pictures from our visit – I hope you find them interesting!
If you’re interested in finding out more or visiting Shugborough you can find out more here. Have you ever been to Shugborough or Chatsworth – if so, what did you think, did you enjoy the experience?
I’ll also be going back to Shugborough at the beginning of December for one of their candlelight Christmas evenings and to see the house decorated for Christmas!
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