Local History and Heritage
Ancient High House
Largest timber-framed town house in England. Built in 1595. The building also houses Staffordshire Yeomanry Museum.
Tel: 01785 619619
Blakelands is a 17th century Queen Anne Country House, dating from 1638 and in 1981 was described by the Victorian Society as "One of the finest of its kind and date in Staffordshire". Set in eight acres of grounds with Formal Gardens, paddocks, orchards and lake. Blakelands is open for group visits with a range of Afternoon Tea and Lunch options and various talks and demonstrations
Groups only. By Appointment.
Tel: 01384 221464
Boscobel House and
the Royal Oak
Romantic 17th Century hunting lodge, farmyard and smithy where King Charles II hid. Gardens tearoom and exhibition. House by guided tour only.
Tel: 01902 850244
Castle Ring - Iron Age Hill Fort
Largest of Seven Iron Age forts in Staffordshire. It was built between 500BC and 43AD and covers around nine acres. The fort has two lines of defence to the North, West and South West whilst there are as many as four ditches and banks on the Eastern side. It is also the highest point on Cannock Chase. (801 feet)
Cannock Chase - near Cannock Wood
Ruins of castle with footpath through the area. Associations with Mary, Queen of Scots.
Please note that the castle is private.
On A518 Uttoxeter Road near Weston
18th century country house with gardens landscaped by Capability Brown. Extensive woodland walks.
Tel: 01902 850236
Ruins of medieval monastery
Ford Green Hall
Timber framed farmhouse of 1624 with 18th Century brick additions. Fully furnished and displayed as a 17th Century Yeoman farmer's home. Period garden, small tea room and shop. regular events.
Ford Green Road
Stoke on Trent
Tel: 01782 233195
Iron Age Hill Fort and Rock Dwellings.
A variety of woodland walks are also
possible through the area.
Cathedral tours arranged day or evening through the Study Centre.
Visitors Study Centre
Tel: 01543 306240
Moseley Old Hall
Elizabethan House with later alterations. Sheltered Charles II after the Battle of Worcester. Small reconstructed 17th Century garden.
Tel: 01902 782808
Mow Cop Castle
Folly built on high rocky outcrop in Mow Cop near Biddulph.
Shugborough, The UK's only Complete Working Historic Estate is no ordinary stately home but a living, working experience of life as it was 200 years ago
Set on the fringes of Cannock Chase the estate is set in 900 acres of stunning parkland and Riverside Gardens with elegant Mansion House, Working Victorian Servants' Quarters, Georgian Farm & Mill and Restored Walled Garden, which are all brought to life by costumed living history characters who share their lives and powerful stories from the past with visitors.
The estate is also home to the county museum, managed by Staffordshire Arts and Museums service based on site at Shugborough.
In addition the attraction also features a land train ride, play park, restaurant & tea rooms, craft workshops, gift shop offers and all the facilities to provide a fantastic full day out.
Open: Daily 11am until 5pm until 28 october 2011
Info Line & Box Office: 0845 459 8900
Stafford, ST17 0XB.
Directions: Located at Milford Common on the A513 Stafford to Lichfield Road
Impressive example of early Norman earth and timber fortress and site of medieval Borough. Reconstructed medieval herb garden, picnic area and visitor centre. Many events throughout the year.
Tel: 01785 619619
Fine Norman Motte and Bailey castle with later additions. Situated above the River Anker and close to historic town centre. There is a shop and guided tours can be arranged.
Tuesday-Sunday 12.00-5.15, 12 February to 31 October.
Last admissions 4.30 daily.
Tel: 01827 709626
Castle ruins dating back to the Norman Conquest. Associations with Mary, Queen of Scots. Special events through the summer.
Near Burton upon Trent
Tel: 01283 812129
Wall (Letocetum) Roman Site
The remains of a staging post including an inn and bathhouse. Display of finds in site museum. Picnic area and audio tour available. Shop.
Wall Near Lichfield
Tel: 01543 480768
17th Century House and Parkland. ancestral seat of the Earls of Bradford now owned by a charitable foundation. Attractions include the House, Formal gardens, The Stables Restaurant, Adventure Playground, Miniature Railway, Pets Corner, Gift Shop, Ice Cream Parlour and Parish Church.
Weston under Lizard
Tel: 01952 852100
White Ladies Priory
Ruins of medieval monastery
Near Boscobel House
Grade 1 listed house with family portraits from 1624. Tudor stables. Four miles fro Newcastle under Lyme
Newcastle under Lyme
Tel: 01782 680478
Victorian house built by the Mander family.
Collection of William Morris furnishings.
Tel: 01902 761108