stately homes gardens etc in Staffordshire
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Stately Homes & Gardens in Staffordshire

Heritage sites also including country houses in Staffordshire...

Staffordshire Stately Homes, Country Houses & Gardens

blank tabTHE ANCIENT HIGH HOUSEStately Homes & Museums
Greengate Street, Stafford, ST16 2HS
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Built in 1595, this splendid building is one of the finest Tudor buildings in the country and England's largest timber-framed town house. Take a fascinating trip through the changing fortunes of the property via superb period room settings that reflect the history of the house.

Journey from Elizabethan days, through the Civil War era when King Charles I stayed here, to Victorian times when the building was home to the region's most important families. A museum to Staffordshire's Yeomanry Regiment occupies the top floor. There is a school and group tour programme and occasional themed tours, talks and workshops to support our history exhibitions. Our ground floor shop offers a wide range of gifts, souvenirs, traditional toys and local crafts. Open all year.

Due to the nature of the site, disabled access is limited. Although staff will do all they can to help, it is advisable to call before your visit. Stafford Town Centre (J13 or J14 M6). Parking available nearby.
Tel: 01785 619131
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blank tabIZAAK WALTON'S COTTAGEStately Homes & Museums
Worston Lane, Shallowford, Nr Stone, Stafford, ST15 0PA
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Stafford's rural heritage is embodied in Izaak Walton's Cottage, the charming 16th century home of the celebrated author of 'The Compleat Angler.' The thatched, half-timbered cottage at Shallowford, near Eccleshall, gives a fascinating insight into the history of angling and the life of a writer whose work remains 'a unique celebration of the English countryside'. Wander through the historic rose and herb garden, or enjoy the heritage events that are held here regularly. On-site parking available. Opening Times: Open Sundays, May - August. Due to the nature of the site, disabled access is limited. Although staff will do all they can to help, it is advisable to call before your visit. Shallowford, off A5013 (towards Eccleshall) 5 miles North of Stafford, J14 M6. On-site parking available. Admission Free. Charges may apply for some events, please call for details 01785 760278 (May-Aug) or 01785 619131 (Sept-April).
Tel: 01785 760278 or 01785 619131
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blank tabBOSCOBEL HOUSEStately Home
Boscobel Lane, Bishopswood, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST19 9AR

Boscobel is a beautiful but modest timber framed house with a unique role in history. After being defeated at Worcester, Charles II hid from the Roundheads in the nearby oak tree, evaded capture and escaped to France. Later, he returned to restore the monarchy to England. The oak tree has disappeared since, but the famous "Royal Oak" in the grounds is descended from it and attracts visitors from all over. A guided tour of the house will tell you about the "Priest's Holes", used for hiding people away from site; and the garden is open for you to explore.
Tel: 01902 850244

blank tabWESTON PARKStately Home
Weston under Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Staffordshire, TF11 8LE

The beauty and tranquillity of the House is the result of centuries of creativity, collecting and patronage of artists and craftsmen, by generations of one family, the Bridgemans, Earls of Bradford. Gifted to the nation in 1986 by Richard the 7th and present Earl of Bradford, and with the support of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, it is now in the care of the Trustees of The Weston Park Foundation. Award winning 17th Century Stately Home set in 1,000 acres of 'Capability' Brown Parkland and situated on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border. The attractions include the House, Adventure Playground, Miniature Railway, Gallery and Gift Shop, Stables Coffee Bar and Restaurant, Auditorium, formal gardens, woodland walks, lakes, follies and much much more. Yew Hedge Maze and Orchard. Please call for admission prices and times.
Tel: 01952 852100    Fax: 01952 850430
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Erasmus Darwin Centre

Darwin House, Beacon Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 7AD
Tel: 01543 306260     E-mail:

Georgian home of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather of Charles Darwin and leading doctor, scientist, botanist, inventor and poet of the 18th Century. Located in the idyllic surroundings of the Cathedral Close. Period furnishings, interactive displays, 18th Century herb garden.

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Middleton Hall

Middleton, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 2AE
Tel: 01827 283095    Fax: 01827 285717

Delightful former home of Francis Willughby, 17th century naturalist and a founder member of The Royal Society. It dates from 1285, with parts undergoing restoration. The grounds feature an 18 acre lake, walled gardens, nature trail and craft shops. Civil weddings and conference facilities available. Play area & nature trails.

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Shugborough Estate

Milford, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 0XB
Tel: 01889 881388     E-mail:

Shugborough is the ancestral home of the late fifth Earl of Lichfield, who as Patrick Lichfield was known worldwide as a leading photographer. The 18th century Mansion House contains a fine collection of ceramics, silver, paintings and French furniture. Part of the house continues to be lived in by the Earl's family. Visitors can enjoy the 18 acre Grade 1 listed Historic Garden and a unique collection of neo-classical monuments by James 'Athenian' Stuart.

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Biddulph Grange Garden

Grange Road, Biddulph, ST8 7SD
Tel: 01782 517999    Fax: 01782 510624

This compartmentalised garden represents the transition from park-like, 'Capability' Brown-inspired landscapes of the 1700s to the Victorian era and has miniature versions of a Chinese temple and an Egyptian tomb. It was created in the mid-19th century by James Bateman to display specimens from his far-flung plant collection.

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