Attingham Park is one of the National Trust’s most popular attractions. We can certainly see why, with stunning walks around the estate and an impressive country house. It’s also close to Shrewsbury – definitely worth a visit.
Country House and Estate
Built in 1785, Attingham Park has a fascinating history. Constructed as a stately home for Noel Hill, 1st Baron Berwick, the property passed into the hands of the National Trust in 1947. The front of the mansion features a truly breath-taking, three-story portico, complete with very impressive columns – a truly magnificent sight.
During the First World War, the house was turned into a hospital for wounded soldiers, providing 60 beds and an operating theatre.
Attingham was also host to an Adult Education College for a number of years, giving people the opportunity to learn more about British Country Houses.
640 Acres of Parkland
One of the biggest attractions for visitors to Attingham are the expansive gardens and parkland surrounding the mansion. A true walkers’ paradise, there are woodland trails, a deer park, walled garden, orchard and much more to be discovered and enjoyed.
It’s a great spot for dog-walking too – although of course, they’re not allowed in the house.
After exploring the manor house or enjoying a walk, Attingham offers various tearooms to sit and enjoy the magnificent view. The estate's orchard grows fresh fruit that’s used in the cafes. From fresh scones to made-in-house soups, there’s bound to be something to tempt you.
Brompton Cookery School
On the edge of the estate is the Brompton Cookery School. From beginners to kitchen veterans, the school offers a stunning range of culinary courses. From bread making to dinner parties, and encompassing a wide range of cuisine styles and cultures, enjoy hands-on cooking lessons and demonstrations.
Location and Opening Times
Attingham Park is located near the village of Atcham, only a few miles from Shrewsbury and only half an hour’s drive from Meeson Hall. Being so close to Shrewsbury means you can enjoy everything the picturesque town has to offer as part of your day out.
Depending on the time of year, and what part of the estate, opening times vary. We highly recommend checking the website before heading off.