Tune into the Attingham Channel

Attingham Park, with cattle grazing. ©NTPL/John Millar

It seems incredible that a Regency country house should have its own TV channel. But then again – why not? The National Trust team at Attingham Park, in shropshire, have uploaded a number of short films onto YouTube.

The Boudoir. ©NTPL/Andreas von Einsiedel

They show highlights of the house and the estate and provide insights into the ongoing conservation work in the house.

The chandelier and ceiling in the Octagon Room. ©NTPL/Andreas von Einsiedel

There are three separate videos about the rediscovery and restoration of Regency wallpaper at Attingham: Off the Wall, Off the Wall – The Paper and Off the Wall – The Paint.

Visitors meeting the pigs in the Walled Garden. ©NTPL/John Millar

Other subjects include the walled garden, the deer on the estate, putting up the wiring for the new fruit trees, an archeological excavation and, most recently, the access-all-areas beehive.

Costumed interpreter in the Kitchen. ©NTPL/John Millar

More films will continue to be added, making this a fascinating video archive of what is going on at Attingham.

7 Responses to “Tune into the Attingham Channel”

  1. CherryPie Says:

    This is one place I am lucky enough to be able to visit on a regular basis. I have very much enjoyed watching the development of the walled garden and see the differences in the different seasons.

  2. Emile de Bruijn Says:

    Cherie, yes the walled garden at Attingham is a fascinating work in progress.

  3. style court Says:

    Wonderful! What a great way to reach out to a broader audience.

  4. The Devoted Classicist Says:

    This is a great idea that I hope other historic sites will utilize as well.

  5. Emile de Bruijn Says:

    Courtney, John, thank you – I hope this sort of technology will be used m,ore and more to give visitors a foretaste of a historic house before they go there, or to ‘read up’ afterwards.

  6. Jolie Beaumont Says:

    Thank you so much for posting these videos – it’s fascinating to see all the work that goes into keeping this houses gorgeous.

  7. Emile de Bruijn Says:

    Jolie, glad you found them interesting. It is always amazing how much work goes into running a place like that.

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