Shugborough handover completed

Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire

The Shugborough Estate has now been handed back to the National Trust, after being leased to Staffordshire County Council since 1966. The estate was handed back to us on 1 November 2016, and we’ve got exciting plans for the future.

This 900-acre Grade 1 Listed estate is now closed over the winter period while we carry out a number of essential works including resurfacing the car park, improving the visitor welcome and opening up the wider parkland ready for reopening in March 2017. We're also working on the driveway and lodges, so the normal access routes will temporarily be closed for health and safety reasons.

Once the estate reopens, we’ll be open year-round closing only for Christmas Day, making the estate more accessible, more of the time. Plus, once Shugborough reopens National Trust members will be able to park and visit the entire estate for free; as they can do at so many of the other places we look after.

Creating a vibrant and sustainable Shugborough will take some years, starting with these initial works and progressing through a programme of conservation. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey as we work to create a viable and sustainable estate which is protected for ever, for everyone.

Please check back here for more information, or visit our Project Update page to find out what’s happening. We look forward to welcoming you in 2017.