Weston Park

Perfectly situated at the heart of 1,000 acres of park landscaped by Capability Brown, Weston Park is home to an internationally important collection of fine art, tapestries, ceramics, silver and furniture.

A sunlit view of Weston Park's 17th century stately home Courtesy of Weston Park/HHA

A sunlit view of Weston Park's 17th century stately home

 Built in 1671 for Lady Elizabeth Wilbraham, the house was inherited in the 18th century by Sir Henry Bridgeman, who commissioned Capability Brown to landscape the surrounding park, and James Paine to alter the house and add a Roman Bridge, a Temple to Diana and a Granary.

Over the years, Weston has played host to many distinguished guests, including Prime Minister Disraeli, King George V's daughter Mary, and the Princess Royal, who spent part of her honeymoon there. The G8 Summit Retreat was held at Weston in 1998.

Permanent collections

The house at Weston contains one of the most significant art collections in the UK, including works by Van Dyck, Holbein, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Stubbs. There is furniture by Thomas Chippendale and royal furniture makers Morel and Hughes, as well as a superb set of Gobelins tapestries in the Tapestry Room. British ceramics are complemented by Japanese and Chinese porcelain, and among the silver items is a stem cup fashioned from Charles II's Great Seal of England.

Visitor information

You can enjoy leisurely walks through the formal gardens and pleasure grounds. Children can play giant chess games in the Stables Courtyard, run around the Woodland Adventure Playground or ride on the miniature railway. There's extensive picnic area, a farm shop, and an informal Granary Grill Restaurant. The Granary Art Gallery is open all year round, hosting selling exhibitions by acclaimed artists.

Venue details

Weston Park Weston-under-Lizard, Near Shifnal Staffordshire TF11 8LE 01952 852100 www.weston-park.com

Entry details

£7.12 with National Art Pass (standard entry £9.50)

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 11am – 4pm
Bank Holidays 10am – 5pm
(2 Jan – 5 Feb closes 4pm)

Closed 25 – 27 Dec