Attingham Estate @ National Trust

We recently visited Attingham Estate in Shrewsbury, this is our first indoor national trust visit since our holiday to Norfolk. Here’s what we found during our visit and some information about the estate.

Attingham is an 18th-century estate with 200 acres of parkland and a stunning Mansion. Built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785, Attingham Hall and its beautiful parkland were owned by one family for more than 160 years.

Situated on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, the estate is full of life, you’ll find a Parkland, Deer Park, Walled Garden an Orchard, Pleasure Grounds, and Field of Play. So much to explore that I would recommend spending the whole day here and making the most of what can be discovered.

Attingham is a Grade I listed building, managed and owned by National Trust, the country house itself is manned by exceptionally friendly National Trust volunteers and staff. During our visit the staff were re-enacting the kitchen works as part of the current exhibition where the Berwick family are returning from London and the downstairs staff need to prepare!

Over the past decade the national trust have been bringing the most important part of the estate back to life, and production, the walled garden. Originally created in the 1780s; after falling into disrepair, and having different uses in the 20th century, this Georgian kitchen garden is both beautiful and bountiful today. 2018 marked 10 years of restoration in the Walled Garden. The work on restoring the Walled Garden as a production garden began in 2008.

Attingham’s Walled Garden is a hive of activity, with seasonal fruit, vegetables and flowers grown throughout the year, and a haven for wildlife, including the Attingham bees. What you can see today in the Garden today is a result of the hard work of many people, it’s very beautiful.

I absolutely loved visiting Attingham Estate, it was a lovely day out. Experiencing more and more beauty of the places that shaped our history has become my favourite thing. Especially after the last year, these moments are ones we need to take and enjoy.

Let me know what you think in the comments! I hope your inspired to go!

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