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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?

Family fun this Easter

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo © Cadbury

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo

Become an Eggsplorer for the day over the Easter weekend and see if you can find all the clues and win a chocolate Egghead prize on the Cadbury Easter Trail. Journey to base camp and to pick up your passport and see how many stamps you can collect, you can also make your own pith hat. Challenge your family to an egg and spoon race at Attingham Games on the Shoulder of Mutton play field.

There’s plenty more to keep little ones busy this school holiday with themed activities at Trusty’s Tuesday Club and the chance to have a go at archery and orienteering. Find out more about our family activities here.
 

In the spotlight this spring

Our conservation cleaning has let new light into these stained glass panes © National Trust/Richard Kniseley Marpole

Our conservation cleaning has let new light into these stained glass panes

With so much to see and do on a visit, we've picked our top recommendations for a day out this spring.

The mansion is a must for any visit, and this spring we're revealing the remarkable work we've already carried out as part of our Through the Roof project with the newly-restored stained glass dome in the Picture Gallery staircase on display.

Our parkland will begin to fill with flowers and wildlife this spring, so why not pick up a walks leaflet on arrival to guide you round our favourite routes?

Plan your visit

Read all about it

Keep up to date with everything that's going on with our visitor newsletter. There's a new edition each month, covering our restoration and building projects, special offers and more. Pick up your free copy from Visitor Reception or download the pdf version.

Share your stories

Follow us on Facebook for updates - and to share your day © National Trust/Facebook

We love to hear about your experiences of Attingham Park: share your stories and keep up-to-date with all the latest news at our official Facebook page.

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter to get the latest updates and share your experiences © National Trust/Twitter

Like to hear all the news first? Follow us on Twitter for updates, reminders about our events and the chance to ask us your questions. We're around 9-5, Monday-Friday.

Behind the scenes blogs

Peek behind the scenes with our blogs © National Trust

Indoors & out, we'll keep you up to date on these blogs:

  • Warden's blog: full of adventures in the great outdoors, and great wildlife pics!
  • Mansion blog: catch up with our conservation team

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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