Photo: Ted and Jen

This stunning Grade I listed building nestled in the heart of Shropshire is a real delight to see. Designed by George Steuart

and built in 1785, Attingham Hall houses a vibrant and rich history. Set against the spectacular backdrop of natural countryside and deer park that constitute Attingham Park, this 18th Century mansion boasts the Picture Gallery, the Dining Room fit for banquets and the beautifully decorated Boudoir, to name a selection.

Attingham Hall is the perfect place to visit come rain or shine as it has so much to offer. If you want to be inside there is plenty to see whether you wish to explore by yourself or take a tour with one of the knowledgeable tour guides. The Main Drawing Room is famed for its symmetrical design; the mirrors at each end make the room look as though it carries on forever, creating a really impressive display of grandeur.

As a total contrast, but in a similar demonstration of magical opulence, the Sultana Room is designed to recreate the inside of a tent from the Far East. And a must-see for the kids in this room is the music box with a monkey playing the harp inside.

On your journey through the house make sure you don’t miss the impressive Berwick Silver Collection and the Family Activity Room, which offers the kids an opportunity to immerse themselves in the Hall’s history.

When the weather is good why not take a stroll around the grounds, home to a huge variety of flora and fauna. Home Farm is the ideal place to take the kids and the Education Centre provides another opportunity to learn in an interactive setting.

So if you’re an artist, explorer, history geek or nature lover, Attingham Hall makes for a wonderful day out in a quintessentially British setting.

 

Atcham, Shrewsbury, SY4 4TP

Tel: 01743708162

Opening Times: 11-5:30pm