Discover the Mansion at Attingham

From Friday 5 January to Sunday 11 February the Mansion is open for pre-booked winter tours only from Friday-Sunday each week. Only five generations of Berwicks lived at Attingham, but they left an impressive and enduring legacy of love and neglect. Step inside our Regency Mansion to discover their story and how they shaped the house.

Changing fortunes, revival and re-discovery 

 
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 the family proved themselves to be spenders, savers and saviours - providing a fascinating story of love and neglect, the marks of which still stand 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 conserve and restore the rooms to reflect the history of this magnificent Mansion.
An 18th-century mansion and estate shaped by a story of love and neglect
A side view of the Mansion with spring trees and cows in the foreground

Explore the Mansion... 

The Mansion is open Friday to Sunday for pre-booked winter tours only from Friday 5 January to Sunday 11 February (closed Monday - Thursday). There's no additional charge for winter tours but admission charges apply for non-members, National Trust members and under 5s visit for free. To book a winter tour please visit our What's On page here.

Mansion openings 2018

The Mansion will open for the 2018 season from Saturday 17 February until Sunday 4 November.  From 11am, each day you will be able to explore the Mansion at your own pace and our knowledgeable room guides will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. Why not ask them about your areas of interest to tailor your own tour?

The Berwicks' left a fine Georgian Mansion with intricate decoration, Regency furniture and art, splendid stables and a walled garden as well as a deer park, all set in a 4,000-acre estate in the fertile valley of the River Severn. But these physical structures are only part of the story. Why not discover more when you visit on one of our guided tours?

From Saturday 17 February to Sunday 11 November we have Guided Tours of the Mansion taking place, that vary daily. From tales of scandal to the secrets of our conservation team, you can find out more about Attinghams past. Tours are at set time and places are limited. To find out what tours are on today, please ask at Visitor Reception on arrival (there's no extra charge to join a tour).

Explore the Mansion on a Wednesday and you'll see our Mansion Volunteers dressed in Regency costume
Four volunteers at standing inside the Attingham Mansion dressed in Regency costume

Attingham's Collection

Find out more about what items and objects you'll see on a visit to the Mansion.