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Well worth a visit

Called in here on our way back to Norfolk and used our membership cards. Lovely big house,estate... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Graham C
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Work in progress

There is still a lot to do to ring the house and estate up to scratch. Some of the many... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KAW687
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visited on the first day (Friday).
We went round the Christmas Market first and were quite disappointed. It was half the size of last year, but this was not reflected in the price! There were huge dips in the heap marquee carpet, one of the traders hurt their back falling down and I tripped over myself.
Too many craft and art stalls (expensive) compared to the size of the event. Also only two hot food stalls, both very expensive.

The queue to get into Shugborough itself was huge, building works all round the building, and we had to help two older ladies up the steps as there were no handrails and it was extremely slippy. There were queues round each room for the entire tour, moving at a snails pace. Nobody wants to look at the same room for 30 minutes!
I was expecting a traditional victorian christmas as advertised but the trees had electric lights on etc. Perhaps some talks throughout the day, demonstrations, laminated factsheets would have occupied everyone in the queues and made it more educational. Also chairs along the way for the older people to sit down as they were struggling at times.

The site could generally do with better signage as there are parts of the estate set apart from others and you wouldn't know about them otherwise.

I hope the organisers or Shugborough see this and others' reviews and make adjustments for next year.

1  Thank ambitiousearth
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Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Historical and enjoyable have various events on through out the year there is also a working farm also dress in victorian with the old ways of making and repairing household and farming equipment

Thank Audrey H
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Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous house, backdrop and grounds for photography. Just a stroll around the gardens and grounds is wonderful. Plenty of history to capture.

Thank Stephen G
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Reviewed December 3, 2014

this is the place Lord Lichfield used to live and is well worth a visit,it has a working farm,museum,and craft shops,and a tea room.also you can look around the inside of the house and in Lord Lichfields private appartment

Thank melthelimey
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Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great place to take kids fun educational and safe
a real step back in time the kitchens are particularly fun for kids

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