We recently visited the Shugborough Estate in Staffordshire which the National Trust website describes as a " rare survival of a complete estate, with all major buildings including mansion house, servants quarters, working farm and walled garden". Once home to two brothers, Thomas and George Anson the estate was inherited by Patrick Lichfield from his grandfather the Fourth Earl of Lichfield, Thomas Edward Anson. Lord Lichfield who was one of the leading photographers of his time lived on the estate until his death in 2005.
Once you reach the carpark at the end of the long driveway, you'll walk past the walled gardens, stableyard where you'll find a tearoom and toilets and then onto the main house with it's impressive gardens. As we were with our dog we didn't visit the house itself, instead we enjoyed the gardens and the parkland.
|The Chinese House|
|The Triumphal Arch|
|Farewell from Shugborough|