Making the most of your stay
You could book a riding lesson at Ingestre Riding School, which is on site and caters for all ages and levels. Ingestre Park Golf Club and St. Thomas Priory Golf Course are nearby or perhaps you could try clay pigeon shooting at the nearby Oakedge Shooting Ground in Shugborough, Cannock Chase and Fly Fishing.
Cannock Chase itself is a vast and beautiful forest covering a large part of the Staffordshire area, where you can visit Birches Valley an outdoor recreation centre with cycling, mountain biking, Go Ape climbing and children´s adventure playground. Staffordshire County Show Ground hosts many events and antique markets on most weekends.
Or why not arrange a shooting day at Oak Edge Clay Shooting http://www.oakedgeshootingground.co.uk
Ingestre Lodges can accommodate up to 22 people in its self-catering accommodation for shooting parties on commercial or private shoots. There are also numerous shoots in the wider Staffordshire area and beyond including: Catton Hall and Kedlestone Hall which specialises in all sorts of shooting parties and corporate events. For further information visit https://www.shootinguk.co.uk/shooting-times-home
Other places of interest
How about a visit the new World of Wedgewood https://www.worldofwedgwood.com/
Alton Towers and Drayton Manor theme parks;
Castles at Stafford, Tamworth and Tutbury;
Stately homes at Shugborough, Sandon Hall, Moseley Old Hall, Weston Park;
Heritage railways at Churnet Valley, Foxfield, Leek and Manifold Valley and Moseley;
Museums: Gladstone Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent; Wedgwood pottery, Stoke-on-Trent; High House, Stafford; Staffordshire Regiment, Whittington Barracks. Stoke on Trent is also home to many excellent discount outlest china stores such as Wedgwood, Waterford, Royal Doulton, Port Merion etc. http://www.visitstoke.co.uk
Countryside: Dovedale and Peak District National Park; Cannock Chase.
Gardens: Biddulph Grange, Trentham.
See our Capability Brown blog
English Heritage sites: Boscobel House; Croxden Abbey; Wall Roman site.
Buried Treasure: exhibitions of artefacts from the Staffordshire Hoard - the largest treasure of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found - are on display at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent (until September 1, 2013) and permanently at the Birmingham Museum.
The children will love the Shugborough Estate http://www.shugborough.org.uk which has the only complete historic working farm in England and why not visit The Monkey Forest in Trentham http://www.trentham.co.uk
For more information please visit http://www.enjoystaffordshire.com/
Ingestre Lodges is very well located in the heart of England and benefits from being within easy driving distance of many local attractions. The grounds of Ingestre Hall, landscaped by Lancelot ”Capability” Brown in the 18thCentury are now home to Ingestre Park Golf Club. Three miles to the east of Stafford, Ingestre has excellent road and rail links to the rest of Great Britain. The M6 motorway gives easy access to the North, South-east and South-west of England. Birmingham and Manchester airports are within an hour travelling time.
Stafford railway station lies on the West Coast main line, 100 minutes from London Euston. The Trent and Mersey Canal offers a more leisurely mode of travel with narrow boats for hire at Great Haywood.
Closer to hand, Staffordshire boasts a host of visitor attractions and vast areas of open countryside. Historic castles and stately homes vie with exciting theme parks and sporting attractions to occupy your holiday time.
The nearest large village is Great Haywood two miles away, which has shops, two pubs and a restaurant. Three miles away, Stafford (population 60,000) has a wide range of shopping and recreation facilities and some excellent restaurants to suit every taste.
Further afield is the attractive cathedral city of Lichfield (population 30,000) 15 miles to the south-east and the still smaller town of Stone (population 15,000) 10 miles to the north-west. Both are well-known for the quality of their restaurants, gastro pubs and other eating houses.
We are pleased to offer special deals for a 7 night stay. Please look at our website at ingestrelodges.com and use our easy calendar system to check availability or call us to reserve your booking on 01889 271013.
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