Attingham Hall, an 18th Century mansion set in 500 acres of parkland, is a delight for history buffs and foodie gardeners. Whether you want to take your dog for a brisk walk in the magnificent deer park or you’d prefer to linger in the historic house and walled gardens, Attingham Hall is a National Trust property to savour.
At Attingham Hall, you can learn about the Park’s history while witnessing its current restoration project first hand. Likewise, you can travel back in time to the era of kitchen gardens. It’s wonderful to see strings of melons growing in the glasshouses like giant fairy lights (it beats the supermarket aisle any day). Shop for organic produce, including venison from the Estate, picnic in the parkland or take tea in a sumptuous tearoom.
Uncover Attingham Hall’s Story of Love and Neglect
Discover the Tranquil Walled Garden
Do the Fungi Walk
Take Tea With Lady Berwick or Savour a ‘Greedy Pig’ Sausage Picnic
- Shop for local produce and learn about the Battle of Shrewsbury at the Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop
- Visit Shrewsbury in mid-August for its annual flower show where you can also browse the stalls of local food producers
The recipe for Shrewsbury Cakes appears in many old English cookbooks. It’s a popular type of biscuit baked with dried fruits.
Where to Stay in Shropshire
Drapers Hall offers 5-star, luxury rooms and a contemporary restaurant in Shrewsbury.
Rooms from £95 a night.
They tell me that dogs aren’t allowed in the house itself but the grounds are a dog walking paradise. You’re asked to keep me on a short lead in some areas. What’s makes my doggy day out extra special is that they have a designated dog café for dogs and their owners.
How to Find Attingham Hall
Attingham Hall, Atcham, Shropshire SY4 4TP
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Sally is the founder and editor of The Foodie Travel Guide. She travels around the UK and beyond in search of the best foodie days out, tasting experiences and delicious places to stay. She loves a glass of English sparkling wine, afternoon tea with friends and escaping London for gastronomic adventures.