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Shropshire and Staffordshire

From open countryside and fine gardens to magnificent houses, the special places in Shropshire and Staffordshire are just waiting to be discovered. Here's some inspiration for your visit.

Places to visit

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Top places to visit in Shropshire and Staffordshire

Visitors walking a dog in front of Mansion at Attingham Park, Shropshire
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Attingham Park 

An 18th-century estate for all seasons with 200 acres of parkland and Regency Mansion

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Fully open today
Mansion at Shugborough Estate, Sunny
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Shugborough Estate 

A Staffordshire paradise: a rich blend of landscape, monuments, gardens and architecture, shaped by exploration and global encounters.

near Stafford, Staffordshire

Partially open today
Looking over the hedges and sun dial on the thimbles lawn at Wightwick, the Manor can be seen in the spring sun at the top of the South Terrace in the distance.
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Wightwick Manor and Gardens 

Paint, Politics and Pre-Raphaelite Artists

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Fully open today
old red brick buildings and a clocktower behind a white magnolia tree in full bloom
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Dudmaston 

A working estate with an old family home at its heart

near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Fully open today
Deep pink flowers cover a large rhododendron bush by the lake at Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire
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Biddulph Grange Garden 

A masterpiece of Victorian garden design - a quirky, playful paradise

Biddulph, Staffordshire

Fully open today
The red bricked hall sites in the main frame of the image, with green grass on the ground and a bright blue sky. There are holly trees to the right and left of the front door.
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Moseley Old Hall 

An atmospheric Elizabethan farmhouse that saved a King

Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

Fully open today
Exterior view of Flecthers cottage Holy Austin Rock Houses
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Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses 

High sandstone ridge and hill fort overlooking dramatic red sandstone rock houses

Kinver, near Stourbridge, Staffordshire

Fully open today
The Burway and Devil's Mouth at Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, Shropshire
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Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd 

Take a walk across the wildlife-rich heathland and enjoy the views across the Shropshire Hills, or simply play in the stream in the valley.

Shropshire

Fully open today
Comer Woods Dudmaston Brim Pool Paul Westall
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Comer Woods 

A working woodland for nature, people and wildlife

Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Fully open today
The front of Benthall Hall, Shropshire, situated on a plateau above the gorge of the River Severn.
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Benthall Hall 

A family home for 500 years

Broseley, Shropshire

Fully open today
The garden front and Conservatory at Sunnycroft, Shropshire
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Sunnycroft 

A comfortable home telling the story of a brewer, a widow and three generations of the Lander family

Telford, Shropshire

Closed now
View of a tree growing on heathland at Downs Banks, Staffordshire, with far-reaching views
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Downs Banks 

A little wilderness of woodlands and heath in the heart of the Midlands

Near Stone, Staffordshire

Spring gardens in Shropshire and Staffordshire

Family in the walled  garden at Shugborough Estate

Gardens and parks in Shropshire and Staffordshire 

From masterpieces of Victorian garden design to open parklands, there are plenty of beautiful leafy places to explore in Shropshire and Staffordshire.

What's on in Shropshire and Staffordshire

A girl running and playing with bubbles on the Thimbles Lawn at Wightwick Manor and gardens on a bright, sunny day.

Planning your next adventure 

Many of our places have trails, activities, workshops and events taking place throughout the year. From improving your photography skills to wellbeing walks, there's something for everyone. There's also outdoor cinema and theatre to look forward to, so take a look at what's happening near you.

Our work in Shropshire

A  sunset view, through trees, of the Wrekin and the Cheshire Vale from Wenlock Edge in Shropshire

Our work in Shropshire 

We're working with partner organisations on numerous conservation projects across Shropshire, and beyond, to improve nature connectivity and increase wildlife habitats.

Outdoor activities in Shropshire and Staffordshire

Cycling in the autumn sunshine at Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills, Shropshire
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Outdoor activities at Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd 

Enjoy the great outdoors at Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills. Find out about the best routes and keeping yourself safe while out walking and cycling on the Long Mynd.

Children cycling on the Explorer Trail in Comer Woods at Dudmaston, Midlands
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Outdoor activities at Comer Woods 

Get outdoors with the family and use the explorer trail to access woodlands and nature. Enjoy walks, cycling and running or let your little ones build a den in the woods.

Get involved

A couple of volunteers running a craft activity as part of an event in the garden at Wightwick Manor, West Midlands

Volunteering in Shropshire and Staffordshire 

You could play a vital role, preserving and maintaining the history and nature of the places we look after and sharing their stories with visitors.

The Italian Garden from the terrace at the top of the steps at Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire
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Supporter groups in Shropshire and Staffordshire 

There are five National Trust supporter group in Shropshire and Staffordshire and you can join one to meet like-minded people, make new friends and learn more about the work of the National Trust.

Sustainable Travel

The shadow of a bike on a path at the top of Long Mynd, at Carding Mill Valley, Shropshire
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Sustainable travel in Shropshire & Staffordshire 

There are a number of sustainable options for travelling to and from the places in our care in Shropshire and Staffordshire, whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot. Here’s a little more information that can help you plan your visit.

Places to stay in Shropshire and Staffordshire

The sitting room at Forge Barn, Shropshire

Forge Barn 

A newly-converted accessible barn with countryside views.

The exterior of 1 and 2 Lichfield Lodge, Staffordshire

1 Lichfield Lodge 

Nestled on the edge of the Shugborough Estate, this pretty, neo-classical gate house is a brilliant bolthole for exploring the countryside.

The outdoor space at Sandybury Barn, Shropshire

Sandybury Barn 

In a secluded spot in the Shropshire countryside, this unique holiday cottage is perfect for family and friends to gather and enjoy.

The exterior of Attingham West Lodge, Shropshire

Attingham West Lodge 

A neo-classical lodge at the grand entrance to Attingham Park

The entrance area at 1 Morville Barn, Shropshire

1 Morville Barn 

Located on Morville Hall Estate, 1 Morville Barn is a cosy conversion in South Shropshire which is surrounded by lots of local attractions.

The exterior of Dudmaston Bunkhouse, Shropshire

Dudmaston Bunkhouse 

Simple group accommodation that’s a short five-mile drive to Bridgnorth and within easy distance of the Shropshire Hills.

Upcoming events

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Shugborough Parkland Trees | Art Exhibition 

Shugborough Estate, near Stafford, Staffordshire

Experience the Shugborough parkland through a selection of watercolour studies by local artist R. N. Clarke.

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14 Apr to 28 Apr 2024
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09:00 to 16:00
+ 14 other dates or times
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Town Walls Tower Tour 2024 

Attingham Park Estate: Town Walls Tower, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Take a rare opportunity to step behind the door that hundreds of local people walk past every day on this special tour of Town Walls Tower.

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14 Apr to 17 Nov 2024
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10:00 to 10:20
+ 125 other dates or times
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Wellbeing Walks in Comer Woods 

Dudmaston Estate Comer Woods, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

FREE EVENT - Join us every other Tuesday, and second Sunday of the month. Experience the peace and tranquillity of the trees and have a chat with new friends, there is plenty of inspiration for conversation.

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14 Apr to 2 Jul 2024
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10:00 to 11:30
+ 9 other dates or times
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Terrarium Workshop at St Bartholomew's Church - April 

Benthall Hall, Broseley, Shropshire

Create your own glass enclosed miniature garden to take home.

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14 Apr 2024
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10:00 to 12:00
+ 1 other date or time
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Easter Egg Hunt 

Biddulph Grange Garden, Biddulph, Staffordshire

Get ready to spring into action with the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Biddulph Grange Garden.

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14 Apr 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
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Nordic Walking with WALX with Corevision 

Attingham Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

A sociable Nordic Walk using Nordic Walking poles whilst enjoying the beautiful grounds and parkland at Attingham.

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15 Apr to 20 May 2024
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10:00 to 12:00
+ 15 other dates or times
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Nordic Walking with WALX in the Marches 

Attingham Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

A sociable, fitness walk using Nordic Walking poles whilst enjoying the beautiful grounds and parkland at Attingham.

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15 Apr to 29 May 2024
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13:00 to 14:15
+ 20 other dates or times
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Wild Food UK Foraging Courses at Comer Woods 

Dudmaston Estate Comer Woods, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Join foraging experts from Wild Food UK on a walk in Comer Woods. Learn when and where to look for edible and poisonous plants in the woodland.

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17 Apr to 30 Jun 2024
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12:00 to 15:30
+ 2 other dates or times
Visitors walking among daffodils at Dora's Field, Ambleside, Cumbria

Where will you visit next?

Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.