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After the weekend storms, bank holiday monday turned out bright and beautiful so we headed of to the Shugborough Estate. It was our first visit since the National Trust had taken over all of the estate after Staffordshire County Council surrendered the lease with the National Trust.

Shugborough Hall

Shugborough Hall

The context of the house and estate are being reinterpreted to highlight previous owners of the estate in their place in history. The late Lord Lichfield’s apartments are now fully open by timed ticket. We didn’t get to see these on this occasion, we weren’t offered them as we should have been when we arrived at the entrance to the estate. As the day was so beautiful and sunny we decided not to pursue the matter when we were informed of this as we entered the mansion.

Shugborough Estate

Shugborough Estate

Shugborough Estate

Shugborough Estate

We were pleasantly surprised to find that the gate on the blue bridge barring access to the wider estate had been removed. This allowed us to follow an enjoyable walk that led to the red bridge and the Chinese Pavilion.

The Tower of Winds

8 Comments CherryPie on May 29th 2018

8 Responses to “Shugborough Estate”

  1. So odd this place reminded me so much of Osterley House!
    I mean the layout of the house, lake and garden are so alike.
    Have you been there yet?

    PS: They filmed Batman there, yes the library scene there. :)

  2. Beautiful photos. I have only been there once and that was about 15 years ago! I keep saying I will return now the National Trust has taken it over.

    • CherryPie says:

      The presentation is a work in progress. The house has been reinterpreted with history. You have to have a timed ticket to get into Lichfields’ (former) private apartments. The National Trust have not go this par of the display right yet, we were not the only ones that were not told that we needed timed tickets to view that part of the property.

      The access for walking around the grounds is WOW!

  3. Ayush Basu says:

    i liked the tapestry, CP. and both bridges over the waters look very nice.

    • CherryPie says:

      The bridges were a joy :-) The blue one especially as it was the first time that it was open to enable me to walk across and enjoy the parkland beyond.

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