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).