Shugborough Estate - National Trust

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Milford, nr Stafford
nr Stafford
ST17 0XB

  • Phone: 01889 880160
  • Phone: 01889880160

Shugborough Estate is a rare survival of a complete estate, with all major buildings including mansion house, servants' quarters, historic farmyard and walled garden. Home to the Anson family since 1624, a legacy of exploration and innovation, it was once described as ‘a perfect paradise’. You can explore sweeping parkland, ancient woodland and a landscape peppered with monuments, then discover Park Farm, created at the cutting-edge of agricultural reforms. In the Georgian mansion, unearth unusual treasures and experience life 'below stairs', then enter a world of glamour and royalty in the apartments of Patrick Lichfield, 5th Earl and fashion photographer. Entrance to the Lichfield Apartments will be by a limited number of timed tickets, available at visitor reception.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Open every day except Christmas Day. Check the website for precise opening hours.


National Trust members can enter for free with a scan of their card Check the website for admissions


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Travel directions:

On foot: Pedestrian access from east, from the canal/Great Haywood side of the estate. Estate walks link to towpaths along Trent & Mersey Canal and Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal and to Cannock Chase trails. Lies on Staffordshire Way. Canal Boat: You can travel to Shugborough along the River Sow. By train: Rugeley 5 miles; Rugeley Trent Valley 5 miles; Stafford 6 miles By road: Signposted from M6 exit 13; 6 miles east of Stafford on A513; entrance at Milford. By bus: Arriva 825 Stafford train station to Lichfield (passing close Lichfield City train station). Get off at the stop after the pub the Barley Mow. This will take you through our exit and along the bridleway towards Visitor Reception.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Breastfeeding facilities
  • Buggy parking facilities
  • Children's play area
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Dogs welcome
  • Gardens open to public
  • Parking for coaches
  • Picnic area
  • Public car park
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets

Facilities information:

Changing places facilities Mobility trampers to hire on arrival Buggy service available


  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • General guide to collections available
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Information point provided
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Online shop
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education

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