Visiting Shugborough: What you need to know
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
To avoid disappointment please book your visit to Shugborough in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.
You will need to have your ticket to hand to show to staff through the car window or at reception. All members of your party must be able to show a valid membership card or have paid admissions. There is no time limit on your ticket; you may stay as long as you like.
All parking is in the main car park and arrival is through the main gates on Holdiford Road. We are encouraging people to park a safe distance from one another. 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.
To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you 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.
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 gendered and accessible toilets in Park Farm Yard and by the Mansion. There are baby changing facilities in both areas.
Park Farm café is open with a selection of takeaway drinks, sandwiches, cakes, snacks and ice cream. You will be asked to wear a mask indoors. You are welcome to bring a picnic with you to enjoy anywhere on the estate.
There is a limited number of benches and picnic benches dotted throughout the grounds. Currently we do not have any undercover areas open for wet or warm days. Gazebos are not permitted.
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.
To keep everyone safe Park Farm House and the Servants’ Quarters remain closed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.