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“Lots to see and do”
Review of Attingham Park

Attingham Park
Ranked #10 of 81 things to do in Shrewsbury
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Owner description: This 18th-century home contains one of the most complete surviving collections of Regency style.
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The guide who showed us round part of the house and told us the history of the Berwick family told us that this is the 4th most visited National Trust property and there are certainly plenty of reasons to visit. The walled garden is fascinating, beautifully cared for with mouthwatering vegetables as well as colourful flowers for cutting. The story of the family told us by our guide is intriguing, and we are tempted to make a return visit as other tours look interesting too. Usually the sight of scaffolding would make our spirits drop but the story of the eork being done on the Nash roof is another fascinating story. There are many walks to be had on the estate which appear well laid out though time constraints stopped us taking full advantage of these. One really needs a full day to enjoy all there is on offer here, including a very nice lunch in The Stables Cafe and a well stocked gift shop.

2  Thank Barbara V
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

This is a beautiful house, enlarged over time but in good preservation. Many rooms open to view, some beautiful items of furniture, including a large circular desk, but the dining room is stunning and beautifully presented. The representations of sugar work that would have been real in the early 19th C make you wonder at the workmanship and put our current celebrity chefs back in their respective boxes! Allow 2 hours for the house. All the room guides were in period costume.

The works on the glass roof - simply amazing that an original, actually THE original, cast iron roof - are near completion and the small exhibition on that alone are worth time, especially when you realise that this roof predates the Great Exhibition by around 50 years and is still intact.

Extensive 2nd hand book shop - beware.....

Grounds are mainly parkland and we ran out of time to explore them. Food range is not extensive.

There are often comments about how expensive it is for non NT members to visit these houses: they have to be maintained is the answer and that costs money. Membership of the NT is not as expensive as you think and after that, visit as many houses as you like for nothing. I think that 2 pints of beer in a pub is expensive - about the same as entry to most NT houses in fact.

2  Thank JustmyopinionStill
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Afternoon Tea at the Lady Berwick - Excellent - but with one disappointment been charged extra for the tea to go with afternoon when you order the full afternoon .

We booked a table which was in a great place looking out over the park . The sandwich , cakes and scones all excellent .The raspberries where from the gardens on the little tart which was excellent .

Having to pay extra for tea to go with our full afternoon tea spoilt it all really I think it's a bit cheeky !

3  Thank harktobounty
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

As usual, if you are not members of the National Trust, a visit is a bit pricey as you have to pay for entry to both the grounds and house. The grounds have walks, which could be good, our party was not up to it but we did manage the food and craft fair which was very good.
The house itself is undergoing structural renovation/innovation to the Nash roof, so parts of it look a bit tired. If you want to tour the repairs proper shoes (no flip flops) must be worn. We didn't find the house staff as enthusiastic, engaging and keen to impart knowledge as NT staff are usually in our experience. All of our party seemed to enjoy some aspect of the trip.

Thank Ilovefoodandfun
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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

We had a fabulous time at attington park the walks where fantastic and the house's history was very interesting and the photo opportunities were really good especially in the walled gardens . A fantastic day out for all the family.

1  Thank liz m
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