Visit Shugborough, Staffordshire’s ‘perfect paradise’ a rich blend of landscape, monuments, gardens and architecture. Set in 900 acres of stunning parkland and riverside gardens, take time to explore the elegant Mansion House, working Victorian Servants' Quarters and Georgian farm. The Estate is brought to life by costumed characters who share their stories from the past with visitors.
Wander around the Mansion at your own pace and marvel at the colours, textures and detail. Discover the intrepid journey of George Anson, who was only the 2nd Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. Explore life below stairs and the Servants' Quarters and see all aspects of servant life. Discover the different jobs carried out below stairs such as housekeeping, cooking methods and the lack of technology available to the staff at the time.
Lovers of the outdoors will be spoilt for choice be sure to take your time to explore: The walled garden with Gardener's cottage. The Tower of the Winds The Arboretum with over 150 oak trees The Chinese House and Bridge The Shepherd's Monument Take a walk by the river Enjoy the formal gardens.
Head over to Park Farm and see the Tamworth pigs and Dorking chickens. Say hello to the animals, such as Longhorn cows and Southdown sheep that roam around in the fields.