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Still very much a lived-in, private home, Stokesay Court is a magnificent late Victorian mansion set within extensive grounds in rolling south Shropshire countryside. During the First World War Stokesay Court played an important role as an auxiliary military hospital, and the rooms and displays form part of a tour which bring this history to life. Unspoilt and secluded Stokesay shot to fame as a primary location for the film adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel Atonement. In addition to pre-booked house tours the grounds are also open on selected dates for special events with the Old Kitchen serving delicious teas. See website for tour and event dates.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Ramp to main entrance
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: For latest tour dates see website. Group tours can be arranged Tue-Sun. Tours not suitable for young children. House tour normally takes approx 1 hour, followed by morning coffee or afternoon tea with home baking. Visitors are welcome to ex
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About the area
Perhaps nowhere else in England will you find a county so deeply rural and with so much variety as Shropshire. Choose a clear day, climb to the top of The Wrekin, and look down on that ‘land of lost content’ so wistfully evoked by A E Housman. Peer through your binoculars and trace the course of Britain’s longest river as the Severn sweeps through the county, from the Breidden Hills to Wyre Forest, slicing Shropshire in two. To the north is a patchwork of dairy fields, hedgerows, copses and crops, broken at intervals by rugged sandstone ridges such as Grinshill or Nesscliffe, and dissected by a complex network of canals.
Spilling over the border into neighbouring Cheshire and North Wales is the unique meres and mosses country, with serenely smooth lakes glinting silver, interspersed with russet-tinged expanses of alder-fringed peat bog, where only the cry of the curlew disturbs the silence. South of the Severn lies the Shropshire Hills AONB. It’s only when you walk Wenlock Edge that you fully discover what a magical place it is – glorious woods and unexpectedly steep slopes plunge to innumerable secret valleys, meadows, streams and farmhouses, all tucked away, invisible from the outside world.
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