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An 18th-century mansion and estate shaped by a story of love and neglect

Built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785, Attingham Hall and its beautiful parkland were owned by one family for more than 160 years. As their fortunes rose and fell they proved themselves to be spenders, savers and saviours - providing a fascinating story of love and neglect whose mark still stands in Attingham’s rooms today.

Discover the traces of the family story throughout the mansion, from the flashy but flawed Picture Gallery roof that contributed to the bankruptcy of the second Lord Berwick, to the prized paintings of the cattle that the fifth Lord loved.  

Attingham’s saviours, the eighth Lord and Lady, began restoration work that lives on in the Attingham Re-Discovered project. This project aims to bring the mansion back to life, and in 2014, visitors can step behind the scenes and see our conservation work in action as we work to rescue and restore the stunning Nash roof covering the Picture Gallery.

Don’t miss:

•    Admire the contrasting rooms in the “masculine” and “feminine” sides of the mansion

•    Discover the tranquil space of the Walled Garden – and bring some produce home with you from our shop

•    Step behind the scenes and take a look at our Through the Roof exhibition

•    Walk through our woodlands and deer park to see what wildlife you can spot

•    Bring the family to run off steam in our natural play field – why not borrow some sports equipment on your   visit and play table tennis?

Come out and play this summer

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We've got plenty for you and your family to enjoy this summer, so come out and play - why not try something new and borrow some sports equipment in our play field, or have an adventure with our canoeing or archery days in the holidays.

The Walled Garden is full of vibrant colour this summer, and little ones will love helping our garden grow with the watering cans. And of course, no family day would be complete without a treat or two - try some delicious ice cream from the Greedy Pig to cool you down after a day of play!

First World War centenary

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This year marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, and we’ll be commemorating this with a series of exhibitions and events over the next four years to share some of Attingham's wartime stories.

Join us on Saturday 19 July as we mark the opening of our First World War exhibition in the Stables Courtyard with a day of plays, poetry and talks, including a chance to discover some of our photos from the archives and the stories they tell.
 

Read all about it

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Keep up to date by downloading our monthly newsletter

Keep up to date with everything that's going on with our visitor newsletter. There's a new edition each month, covering our restoration projects, special offers and more.

This July, get a preview of our summer events and find out more about your chance to visit Cronkhill. Pick up your free copy from Visitor Reception or download the pdf version here.

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Behind the scenes

Inside and out, we'll keep you up to date on our work with our blogs:

Virtual visits

Fancy a peek at our top sights before your visit?

  • Our Youtube channel has plenty of ideas for your day - and behind the scenes updates.
  • Visit our Flickr group to see what other visitors enjoyed spotting.

 

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