Visiting Shugborough: What you need to know

Information signpost at Shugborough

Whether you've visited before or thinking about coming for the first time, we recommend you take a look at what to expect from your visit to Shugborough.

Parking and when you arrive

All members of your party must be able to show a valid membership card or have paid admissions upon arrival.

All parking is in the main car park and arrival is through the main gates on Holdiford Road. Our car park is plenty big enough to fit everyone safely, including those who need accessible parking. At the end of your visit you will need to drive through electronic wooden gates before exiting onto the A513. These will open automatically as you approach.

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow government guidance when you visit and look out for signs which explain changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

To help you get around we recommend you download a copy of our estate walks map.

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.


We have three sets of toilets open; an accessible facility in the Plants & Gifts building (within 50 metres of the car park) and the Midden Yard (by the mansion), gendered toilets in Park Farm Yard and the Midden Yard, and a Changing Places facility in Park Farm Yard. There are baby changing facilities in both yards. 

Park Farm café and Mansion Tearoom are open with a selection of drinks, sandwiches, cakes, snacks and ice cream. The Mansion shop is open for gifts, souvenirs and plants. Face coverings are not compulsory but we recommend that you wear one in any area on your visit which is enclosed and crowded.

There are a limited number of benches and picnic benches dotted throughout the grounds, as well as tables and chairs outside both catering outlets. There is limited indoor seating in the both the tearoom and café. Gazebos are not permitted.

Things to see and do

The walled garden, formal gardens, pleasure grounds, arboretum and play area are open for you to explore. Dogs are welcome on leads in all of these spaces.

The Mansion and Servants' Quarters will reopen on 27th November 2021, decorated for the Christmas season.


There is a buggy that can take you from the car park to the mansion; you will need to wear a face covering to use this service. Mobility trampers/scooters are available to hire on a prebooked basis by emailing There is an accessible toilet within 50 metres of the car park and a Changing Places facility in Park Farm Yard  (approximately 500 metres from the car park). From the café to the mansion and formal gardens it’s about a 10 to15 minute walk. The main visitor routes are lightly gravelled.