Visiting Attingham: What to expect on your visit

The sun sets in the background against the winter landscapes of Attingham Park

In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Attingham is open from 8am, the front gates currently close at 4pm, and the whole site and back gates are closed at 5pm.

In England and Wales, face coverings are required in indoor areas, except in cafés and tea-rooms, unless you're exempt.

The Mansion is currently closed for winter until it reopens for guided tours on 1 March.

What to expect on your visit

Parking and arrival

If arriving by car please park in the car park and make your way to Visitor Reception. Once parked, you'll then enter on foot through Visitor Reception where our team will welcome you within the building and underneath the canopy. 

If you are National Trust members please have your membership cards to hand for free entry. Admission charges apply for non-members.

Our team at Visitor Reception will be ready to welcome you and get your visit started, please bear with us if there is a short wait. 

Campervans that are used for transport can park in the car park but are not permitted to stay overnight. 

Attingham is a no smoking or vaping site (indoors and out).

View of the front of the Regency Mansion at Attingham Park
View of the front of the Mansion at Attingham Park
View of the front of the Regency Mansion at Attingham Park

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow the latest guidance on your visit. And look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

In England and Wales, face coverings are required in indoor areas, except in cafés and tea-rooms, unless you're exempt.

You’ll find sinks for hand washing in the available toilets. You will find hand sanitiser at Visitor Reception, Carriage House Café, Stables Shop, and second-hand bookshop.

Toilets in the North Range of the Stables Courtyard
A glancing view of the new toilets in the Stable Courtyard at Attingham Park
Toilets in the North Range of the Stables Courtyard

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

Facilities


Toilets (including accessible toilets and baby change facilities) are available at the Stables Courtyard and the Mansion Brewhouse (there is also a Changing Place here, accessed via radar key). The toilets at the Walled Garden and Field of Play are also open. 

The Carriage House Café is open in the Stables Courtyard from 9am daily serving a menu of hot and cold drinks, cakes and bakes, crisps, confectionery, sandwiches, soup, light lunches, pasties and sausage rolls. There is indoor seating available, and outdoor seating for the cafe available in the Stables Courtyard. 

We are accepting reusable cups for hot drinks provided they are clean and in good condition, and we follow a specific process to minimise handling. You'll receive 25p of the price of your hot drink when using your reusable cup.

Staff and visitors in the Carriage House Cafe at Attingham Park, Shropshire
 Staff and visitors in the Carriage House Cafe at Attingham Park, Shropshire
Staff and visitors in the Carriage House Cafe at Attingham Park, Shropshire

Our takeaway food and hot drinks will be served on plant-based disposable tableware, all of which is composted or recycled. Please dispose of them in the bins in the Stables Courtyard or in the bins at the Field of Play.

The Field of Play food and drink kiosk is currently closed.

Lord Berwick’s Tearoom at the Mansion is currently closed.

The Field of Play, located at the top of the Mile Walk, enjoy natural play and a few special play structures unique to Attingham such as the 'pipe monster' and 'hill fort'. You're welcome to bring items like footballs and frisbees to play with in this large open space. 

Field of Play from above Attingham Park Shropshire

Find out more about the Field of Play

Find out more about the Field of Play.

The Stables Shop is open daily from 10am until 4pm.

Grooms' Rooms Second-hand Bookshop is open daily from 11am until 3pm.

The Deer Park will not open until 11am on Mondays over the winter months. This does not affect any other areas of the estate.

The Mansion is currently closed for winter and will reopen on 1 March for guided tours.

A side view of the Mansion in the winter sunshine

Discover the Mansion at Attingham

The Mansion is currently closed for winter. It will reopen for guided tours from 1 March 2022.

 

Accessibility

Trampers/Wheelchairs (subject to availability) can be hired by visitors to Attingham by calling Visitor Reception between 10am - 4pm on 01743 708118 no later than 4pm the day before their visit. Trampers/Wheelchairs can be loaned for one of two three-hour sessions on the day of a visit from 10am – 1pm and from 2pm – 5pm.

Trampers/wheelchairs will be sanitized by our reception team before and after their return from loan. The timings for loans above take into account time for our team to be able to do this safely. We kindly ask visitors to offer a donation of £5 for help with running costs of the trampers. This can be done by texting the keyword ATTINGHAM to: 70525 to donate £5.

We have recently reintroduced a visitor shuttle buggy service for visitors. The visitor buggy can take visitors requiring assistance to the Walled Garden and Mansion (currently closed), from the back of the Stables Courtyard. To check if the buggy is operational on the day of your visit please call Visitor Reception on 01743 708154. When operational our visitor shuttle buggy is driven by a team of volunteers between 11am and 3pm.

The visitor buggy is sanitized at the start and end of each day.  Please note: there is a step up to be seated on the buggy. 

Benches are located around the site for visitors to rest as they walk. 

Attingham Access Statement (May 21) (PDF / 0.2MB) download

 


Dogs

Dogs are welcome at Attingham and we ask that they remain on leads across the majority of the estate, apart from in the 'off-lead but under effective control' area.

Assistance dogs only are welcome inside buildings. Please use the dog bins for dog waste and the Stables Courtyard bins for normal waste if you cannot take it home with you.

A dog on a lead in the grounds at Attingham Park

Visit Attingham with your dog

We welcome well-behaved dogs at Attingham Park and there are acres upon acres for you to enjoy with your canine companion.


 

Exploring the parkland at Attingham 

There are four main walking routes around the grounds at Attingham, varying in length from 1 to 4 miles. The parkland at Attingham includes the Walled Garden and Orchard, Deer Park, Pleasure Grounds and woodlands. 

The Deer Park will not open until 11am on Monday's over the winter months.This does not affect any other areas of the estate.

Please don't bring any BBQs or light any fires in our grounds during your visit.

 

Bikes at Attingham

We’re sorry but standard bicycles are not permitted in the Park regardless of the cyclist's age. We welcome under 5s on trikes, starter bikes with stabilisers, or balance bikes (no pedals), and under 11s on push/kick scooters.