Attingham Park
Attingham Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This 18th-century home contains one of the most complete surviving collections of Regency style.
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  • Anne B
    6 contributions
    Just amazing
    My family visited yesterday and I believe this to be one of the best National Trust places that we have visited. The staff were all extremely polite, helpful and knowledgeable, in particular the lady that greeted us in arrival and the lady that took time to talk to us, giving us fantastic information outside the mansion whilst we were waiting for it to open. The grounds themselves were stunning, we thoroughly enjoyed the walks, so peaceful. The walled garden was also excellent, especially the beautiful cat (unfortunately we did not get his name). We spent some time at the field of play, this was amazing, so many people enjoying the area, we loved the tunnels and straw maze. Lastly we had lunch in the cafe for lunch, staff were very friendly and helpful, checking dietary info for us and the food was delicious, highly recommend the frittata and vegan chilli with nachos. We will definitely be returning.
    Traveled with family
    Written August 21, 2022
  • MikeyG53
    Emersons Green, United Kingdom3,586 contributions
    Short, short visit whets appetite for a day trip
    We were on our way home to Bristol from a short staycation in the Lake District. We had decided, as it was a reasonably pleasant day, to take a mostly non-Motorway route home heading off the M6, onto the M56 and then taking the the A49 to Shrewsbury to a restaurant that we had made a reservation for lunch. Then we continued on the A49 and A417 to Cirencester (via SE Gloucester), from there it was then only a short, and familiar, onward journey to home. Our lunch was booked for 13:30 and we arrived in the Shrewsbury at midday. We had just over an hour to kill, so we checked our National Trust app, to see if there was an attraction to visit. There was: Attingham Park and it was very close by. We had an hour there, but sadly I had a call from a valued client in trouble and spent 15 minutes talking to him to get his problem sorted out. We had enough time to visit, and walk around, the fabulous walled garden, before getting back into the car and get to our lunch venue, arriving just minutes before we were due to take our table. What we saw on this attraction looked really interesting, the grounds were stunning. We have made a promise to visit again, on a day trip, and do this place justice. Attingham Park richly deserves a far greater in-depth visit than we had achieved on this occasion. Having the opportunity to visit such a place as National Trust Members was really good, because it would be foolish to pay the entrance fee to visit for such a short visit.
    Written September 15, 2021
  • Ali07London
    Enfield, United Kingdom403 contributions
    Worth a visit - very pretty
    We booked canoeing for an hour and add the small charge of £5 to visit the park. We thoroughly enjoyed the canoeing - they have 2 and three person canoes. The park is very pretty and the walled garden is stunning at this time of the year. We enjoyed a longer walk through to the deer and saw a huge herd. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written June 6, 2021
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DH05
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Solo
Shocking experience. After driving over 3 hours on a trip back home thought I would break up the journey by having lunch here. Obviously after a long trip I needed the toilet and was on my way there when I was stopped by an elderly volunteer who told me I had to pay to do that! I explained that I only wanted the toilet and a bite to eat but he said I still had to pay £16! I asked why and was informed that people had told them that before and then abused it by going round the park. Nice to have had the same assumption made about me! Also calling me madam does not make it any better - but is condescending along with the general tone used. As someone who works in visitor attractions myself and even used to work for the NT I think this is appalling. They cannot expect us to believe that the NT can't even come up with a simple system to the manage visitor flow/entrance that addresses this issue. Also who is in charge of volunteer training and the visitor experience? And doesn't anyone realise that if you have a good experience at the entrance and in the cafe you may be inclined to then buy a ticket or even join the NT? As it happens I won't be doing that anytime soon.
Written June 4, 2022
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Cherrytree91
Shropshire52 contributions
Oct 2021
This 'one star' rating is for the sandwiches only as based on past experience there is a lot at Attingham which is well worth a visit. At present however this is advice to avoid the sandwiches!!!!
'En route' across Shropshire we called in just for a coffee and sandwich for a quick lunch. The sandwiches were not Attingahm's usual quality product but were obviously 'bought' in, small, made with poor quality ingredients and very highly priced at £3.95 for a cheese, ham and chutney sandwich. The cheese was a manufactured slice, the ham very poor, the bread poor quality and the chutney very sparse.
I am aware that some places may be falling foul of 'Natsha's Law' regarding the labelling of pre-packed food which is implemented this month, and find themselves having to 'buy in' food rather than make their own. However the U.K. Food Amendment was passed in September 2019 giving companies a whole TWO YEARS to get themselves organised for this.
No doubt Attingham/The National Trust will trot out their usual (and by now very tiresome and boring) excuses of 'Brexit & Covid' for the fact that in this instance they are as yet (with TWO YEARS to plan) unable to comply with the new food labelling regulations for 'in house' sandwiches. For heavens sake come on Attingham you could and should do better than this!!
In the meantime my advice to would be visitors is - until this situation is sorted out - to bring your own sandwiches rather than waste your money of a really inferior product!
Written October 12, 2021
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nigel
Hartlebury, UK1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
they charged £30 for 2 people to have the ‘full visit’ of house and garden

but due to covid, the house was only open downstairs and then only for about 6-7 rooms. You’re only in 15 mins or there about and then you are standing outside side again.

an utter waste of time and very disappointed that nothing was mentioned when paying the money that the house was only 20ish% open

very unhappy and feel cheated by the pricing
Written August 28, 2021
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johnpZ4299KQ
Sidmouth, UK626 contributions
Jan 2023
Large estate to walk round and enjoy. The restaurant serves limited food . The main house is closed and the entrance fee is high for just an outdoor experience .It is very popular with members walking the grounds
Written January 25, 2023
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Arden24
Market Harborough, UK463 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We have passed the signs for Attingham Park many times on our way to North Wales. Today we finally made the time to visit. I can't comment on the admission charges as we are National Trust members and I can't comment on the cafe as we didn't use it. The toilets are plentiful and clean, there are plenty of car parking spaces, the house is fascinating and the room guides are friendly and knowledgeable. We didn't have time to visit the grounds but we will be back. There is also a good shop, a second hand book shop and plant sales.
Written April 15, 2022
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roland g
Nantwich, UK56 contributions
Sep 2021
We used to visit Attingham once a month before COVID but haven,t been for about 2 years so we were looking forward to our return. Very disappointed to find that restrictions on dogs had been increased. There is now only a very small area, in the woods, where dogs are allowed off the lead. Visits to the house had to be pre booked within a time limit The other thing was that, as usual, it was very busy but there was only one place to get a cup of coffee and a snack. The queue for this was quite long and never moved whilst we waited so we gave up and went somewhere different. Attinghams success also seems to contribute to its demise. On the good side the staff we met were very friendly.
Written September 22, 2021
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Christine O
Letchworth Garden City, UK361 contributions
Oct 2020
It was pouring with rain and 10 degrees when I pre-booked tickets and I wondered if we had made a mistake. The house is not yet open and everything is outdoors but by the time we arrived, the rain had stopped and later the sun came out warming us all up.

We had never visited Attingham before but were pleasantly surprised by all that was available even in these Covid days. The welcome was warm, the café serves hot and cold food, something that many other National Trust properties have not yet managed with seating inside and under cover outside.

The park has four main walks, most with variations and we enjoyed strolling through the deer park, spotting the deer and through the woods. The stream the other side has loads of logs for the intrepid to cross and the huge open play area is a great asset in these days of playing socially distanced.

Though we were warned the walled garden had suffered due to lack of maintenance during lockdown, I thought it was looking pretty good – bearing in mind the time of year.

We had never visited Attingham before but I am sure we will return if we are ever in this part of the world again.
Written October 30, 2020
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bravotangi
Wokingham, UK32 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
First visit to this NT property and was not disappointed. The rooms were dressed for Christmas and each room had a different craftsman theme. The designs and the displays in each room were so very different and makes you really appreciate the design flair and vision of some people. Helpful and approachable guides too. Thanks for such a great experience. Happy Christmas.
Written December 9, 2022
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Kathryn W
Birmingham, UK238 contributions
Oct 2021
Terrible value for money. Went as a solo visitor with my dog (as I was meeting friends in the parkland). Short story is I was charged £15 just for the parkland.

I nearly fell over. I had to do a double take and asked the assistant if I had heard him right and I only wanted to visit the parkland. Yep, they only have one standard entry now. He suggested I could go in the house. I told him I couldn't as I had a dog and even though I didn't say it, I have been in the house numerous times. He also suggested I join the NT, I explained that I have pretty much visited all the local attractions and don't feel the need to join as this was a one off. Out of curiosity I asked if I did join the NT that day would I get the cost of entry back? No they don't do that anymore. So I ended up paying £15 just to walk around the grounds. Yes the grounds are lovely and I didn't have any choice to walk away as I was meeting friends there but I won't be going to any NT properties and I think this is a fool hardy new position for the NT to take. When you have a dog you can not go in the buildings anyway. I was just gobsmacked at the cost.
Written October 27, 2021
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old_salian
Manchester, UK104 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Unfortunately we arrived quite late in the day so couldn’t fully appreciate the entire park.
We did have a walk around the walled garden which was beautiful with many unusual plants. There was a corridor of lavender which positively buzzed with bees!
The courtyard cafe serves the usual National Trust’s menu, we just bought ice creams and sat in a field enjoying the peace and quiet.
We didn’t go in the hall so I can’t comment on that.
I imagine that a whole day could be spent here.
Written August 1, 2022
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