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“Day out with a difference”
Review of Shugborough

Ranked #4 of 35 things to do in Stafford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Step into the past at Shugborough, the UK's only Complete Working Historic Estate. Costumed characters bring your visit to life, taking you on a journey 'upstairs and downstairs' of a large country estate. Features Mansion House, Servants' Quarters, Working Farm, Brewery & Mill, Lots of Animals, Riverside Gardens, Walled Garden, Craft Workshops, Train Ride, Play Park, Tearoom, Old Fashioned Sweet Shop & Gift Shop. Shugborough's grounds, gardens, buildings and collections are entirely funded and managed by Staffordshire County Council.
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Day out with a difference”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Really good for children, son aged 12 loved it. lots for him to interact with.Food could have been better, and more seating.

Visited December 2011
Thank muncher5
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Great place to visit. Educationally useful as shows how life was on victorian estate. Lots to see house, farm museum and gardens. Good loos.
Regularly used to enjoy a lovely circular walk along the canal from Milford, using the track from the Essex bridge, part of Staffordshire way, to stop off at the cafe before making our way back. We can no longer do this unless we buy an entrance ticket.
Shugborough is now in financial difficulties and staff recently made redundant. I visit lots of stately homes/gardens and have always thought that the cafe is where the money is made. The location of the cafe should enable locals to regularly support the cafe without gaining free access the other ameneties. Love to know if the decline started when these changes were made.
Like previous comment have had to cheat on the date. As a local been a while since I last viisited the paid attractions. I too also object to 'living' museums who charge same fee in middle of week when some of the attractions are not active.

Visited November 2012
Thank LyndaHM
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great Day out”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

There is lots to see Lord Litchfield room is set up as it was when he died. The kitchens and halls are inspiring. The grounds are nice for a picnic. There is a shuttle bus to and from the car parks.

Visited June 2012
Thank DTWinfield
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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great fun for the whole family”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Shugborough is always good to visit, there is so much to see and do. I loved seeing the animals there and the live actors make it well worth the trip.

Visited July 2012
Thank K C
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Time travel”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Good place to vist carparking is £3.00 But you will get a refund if you buy a all area pass. which allow's you in to House , Servent's Quarters, Farm.
House may be restristive for people who are wheelchair users. Pease do not let this put you off visting. The Ground's and Garden a Fantastic. There a mini bus service and land train service to take you up to house and servent house. Tea room v nice but a bit pricey. toilet's clean.
May access grounds free if walking or pulic transport used the Arriva 825 from Stafford or Lichfield. Dog's are allowed in the ground's but muat be kept on a lead at all times.
Garden and ground open winter till 22 dec 2012 . Not tea room's always but national trust shop is . Staff very friendly and helpful. Site full opens march 2013 but have got event's on till dec 2012.

Visited November 2012
Thank daviesden
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