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Rare survival of a complete estate, with all major buildings including mansion house, servants' quarters, model farm and walled garden

The mysterious Shugborough Estate is the ancestral home of the Earls of Lichfield. The fine Georgian mansion house, with magnificent views over riverside garden terraces, features stunning collections of porcelain.

With rumoured connections to the Holy Grail, the 364-hectare (900-acre) classical landscape is peppered with unusual monuments.

Come and watch costumed characters at work in the servants' quarters and farmstead: doing laundry, cheesemaking, milling, brewing and baking. You'll also find the Staffordshire County Museum collections here, which include a reconstructed chemist shop, tailors' shop, Victorian schoolroom and puppet collection.

Historic varieties of fruit and vegetables are grown in the newly restored walled gardens.

Shugborough is managed by Staffordshire County Council. Visit their website for further details.