Shugborough was the ancestral home of the Earl of Lichfield. From past to present Shugborough has always been an attraction, with visitors calling to admire the beautiful plasterwork of the ceilings, fine porcelain collections and the unique neo-classical monuments in the grade 1 historic gardens and parkland.
The house and estate were made open to the public in 1966. The National Trust took ownership of the property while Staffordshire County Council committed to lease, conserve and maintain the property for 99 years. It is thanks to this lease that the house, utilitarian buildings and gardens are as we see them today.
Today Shugborough is the UK's only Complete Working Historic Estate and a world class visitor attraction. Over a quarter of a million people visit the restored working environments on the estate including working kitchens, dairy, water mill, brewhouse and Farm all manned by historic costumed guides.
Please visit the website below for details about the activities that take place, opening times and ticket prices.