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Acton Scott Hall

An Elizabethan mansion on a site formerly owned by Edric the Wild.

Acton Scott, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6QQ

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Accessibility

The main house reception rooms and gardens can be accessed on the level via gravelled paths and a gently sloping path. Some uneven flagstones in the basement. Walks to the rock garden are not suitable for wheelchairs or walking aids.

Accessible parking available.

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Grade II* Elizabethan manor house set in the Shropshire hills with stunning views over Wenlock Edge. Oak-panelled reception rooms contain many interesting artefacts including Jacobean woodwork and friezes, unique fireplaces and fascinating family heirlooms. There is documented information on the excavation of a Roman villa on the estate carried out by Frances Stackhouse Acton in the nineteenth century. T.S. Acton (d 2020) was founder of the Acton Scott Working Farm Museum. A historical documentary TV series “Victorian Farm” was filmed on Acton Scott Estate.

Guided tour of the house and grounds led by members of the Acton family. The house tour includes part of the basement, with servants’ bells on display, and an exhibition room laid out according to the theme of each tour; the conservatory, drawing room, library and justice room on the ground floor, plus the hallway with Jacobean carving on the stairs. Some tours will include the Oak Room bedroom on the first floor, with fine carvings in the 17th-century wall panels and the bed. The tour of the grounds includes lawns and woodland paths to the secret Rock Garden.

Tours that are scheduled will be listed below. If none are scheduled yet, please check back later, or find other tours you might enjoy on our tours listing page here.

Ingenuity and Entertainment – a Grand Day Out

Join the owners of two magnificent Shropshire country houses on an interactive tour of their unique homes, including lunch and afternoon tea. At Stokesay Court learn how the house was built with cutting edge technology, much of which has stood the test of time in the modern world, then a short drive takes you to Acton Scott Hall, where the Acton family will entertain you with an interactive demonstration of their wonderful collection of music machines. Click on the tour dates below for more information and to book.

Sat 1 Jun 2024

Sat 10 Aug 2024

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Accessibility

The main house reception rooms and gardens can be accessed on the level via gravelled paths and a gently sloping path. Some uneven flagstones in the basement. Walks to the rock garden are not suitable for wheelchairs or walking aids.

Accessible parking available.

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Let us know here

Getting here

Acton Scott, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6QQ

Between Ludlow and Shrewsbury on A49. 4 miles south of Church Stretton. Enter via driveway to Acton Scott Hall to the east of Henley Lane.

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Acton Scott Hall, Shropshire – Mothering Sunday house and grounds tour

Acton Scott Hall, Shropshire – Mothering Sunday house and grounds tour

2:30PM - 5:00PM
Acton Scott Hall, Shropshire – spring flowers house tour

Acton Scott Hall, Shropshire – spring flowers house tour

2:30PM - 5:00PM
Acton Scott Hall, Shropshire – St George’s Day house and grounds tour

Acton Scott Hall, Shropshire – St George’s Day house and grounds tour

2:30PM - 5:00PM

We really enjoyed our tour yesterday it is a beautiful house and Alison and Francis made us feel very welcome. They were both interesting, informative and the absolute opposite of the 'I'm just going through the motions' tour which we've suffered in the past. I thoroughly recommend booking a tour, and the lemon drizzle cake is fabulous!

A fantastic tour of a beautiful house and gardens, with lots of fascinating anecdotes and personal history from the charming hosts. Well worth a visit. Thank you!

Thanks so much for making us welcome at your beautiful house and home. Really enjoyed our visit.

A really interesting tour, full of history and stories! Well managed and great hosts! Definitely worthwhile.

We had a most interesting visit to Acton Scott Hall recently. We were made to feel very welcome by our hosts Alison and Francis Acton. They were able to bring their family history alive and had so many stories to tell about their ancestors. They were happy to answer any questions and we were rewarded with tea and delicious cakes at the end of the house tour.

Tour details

TOUR DURATION
2 hours

TOUR PRICES
£25.00 per person.

REFRESHMENTS
Tea/coffee/soft drinks with home-made cake

RESTRICTIONS
No photographs in the house, no stilettos, no dogs in the house.
We do welcome assistance dogs and their owners.

Current owners Francis and Alison Acton and their adult children live and work on the Estate. We manage the grounds and house with help from volunteers, friends and local experts when necessary.

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