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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
Misty Fountain and Mansion at Shugborough Estate
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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
Orchard Dudmaston Hall shropshire
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Dudmaston 

A working estate with an old family home at its heart

near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Closed now
Biddulph Grange in winter
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Biddulph Grange Garden 

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

Biddulph, Staffordshire

Fully open today
The front of the Hall in golden sunlight. There is green ivy growing around the front of the porch and there is a tree to the left of the image that is still full of green leaves.
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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
A view of the south west front of Benthall Hall and garden, with trees and topiary hedges in the foreground and a cloudy sky above
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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

Fully open today
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

What's on in Shropshire and Staffordshire

A family playing outside at Osterley Park and House, London in autumn

Planning your next adventure 

Many of the places we care for have trails, activities and events throughout the year.

Winter dog walking at Attingham Park, Shropshire

Walking in Shropshire and Staffordshire 

Find out about the best walking routes around Shropshire and Staffordshire, including gardens, parkland and estates, ideal for family walks.

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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Activity

Outdoor activities at Dudmaston 

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, newly-converted neo-classical gate house is a brilliant bolthole for countryside-loving couples.

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

Event

Scrap's February 'Finder' sheet 

Attingham Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Walled Garden cat Scrap has been out and about spotting and hearing the seasonal sights and sounds around Attingham this February. Pick up a copy of the half term finder sheet and see how many you can find on your visit to Attingham.

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3 Mar 2024
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09:00 to 15:00
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Ruby Plants a Radish | Family Trail 

Shugborough Estate, near Stafford, Staffordshire

All Ruby wants is to eat some Radish, but she does not have any! Follow the story of beloved Kate Petty and Axel Scheffler character Ruby as she grows tasty radishes from a seedling to giant radish!

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3 Mar to 23 Mar 2024
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09:00 to 16:00
+ 20 other dates or times
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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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3 Mar to 28 Apr 2024
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09:00 to 16:00
+ 56 other dates or times
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Sunnycroft House Tours 2024 

Sunnycroft, Telford, Shropshire

Book a ticket and discover Sunnycroft's fascinating collection and history through our "Introduction to Sunnycroft" tour of the house. All tours must be booked in advance.

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3 Mar to 6 Oct 2024
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10:00 to 11:00
+ 219 other dates or times
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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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4 Mar to 20 May 2024
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10:00 to 12:00
+ 33 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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4 Mar to 29 May 2024
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13:00 to 14:15
+ 38 other dates or times
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Wellbeing Walks in Comer Woods 

Dudmaston Estate Comer Woods, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

FREE EVENT. Meet new friends or just enjoy spending time in nature on a guided walk around Comer Woods. It's free to take part and there is no parking charge for Walk With Us participants.

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5 Mar to 2 Jul 2024
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10:00 to 11:30
+ 13 other dates or times
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Sunflower Potting 

Biddulph Grange Garden, Biddulph, Staffordshire

Come to Biddulph Grange Garden to plant your own sunflower seed.

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9 Mar to 10 Mar 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
+ 1 other date or time
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.