Shugborough Hall

Now that I have finished sharing my Paris travels and photos I decided to look back at some of the days out that I had during 2012. I realised that there were quite a few places that I haven’t posted about properly yet.

So now I will take you back to a sunny day in July when I took advantage of one of 2012s rare moments of sunshine.  The venue is the Shugborough Estate in Staffordshire.

The Mansion that we see today was developed from a three-storied house that was built in 1693 after the demolition of the original manor house.  The transformation of the three story house into a Georgian Mansion took place between 1745 and 1748 by the architect Thomas Wright, who added the pavilions either side of the 17th century block.

In between the house and the River Sow, stand the formal terraces with borders of lavender and ‘Bright Smile’ roses.

Shugborough Hall

Formal Terrace

16 Comments CherryPie on Feb 12th 2013

16 Responses to “Shugborough Estate”

  1. We sure don’t have anything like that around here.

    Coffee is on

  2. Ayush says:

    very well maintained. nice series of images.

  3. I like the look of this place. Lots of places to play hide-an-seek-der-bear!

    Yu ar not too layte for Pant-Caype Tchewsday! I’m doin update fotoes on Thursday and at the weekend! Hope to see yu!!

    Bob TB


  4. Ginnie says:

    You know I’m gonna say it, Cherry: This looks so English!!! :)

  5. Lisl says:

    It’s good, perhaps essential, to look back to the odd sunny day last year – here it is raw cold with a little snow and now rain again

  6. james higham says:

    That overwhelming feeling of space.

  7. J_on_tour says:

    Looks interesting and liking the topiary. I’m always looking for lunch time stop off places on the way to North & West Wales. This is another idea that you have given me.