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Ancient High House

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Address: Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2JA, England
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We always take friends visiting here, if we are ibn Stafford

We enjoy the environment, the displays on the top floor seem to change (pleasantly) at intervals. It is such an interesting House - is it one of the oldest wooden framed houses in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
robin a
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy the environment, the displays on the top floor seem to change (pleasantly) at intervals. It is such an interesting House - is it one of the oldest wooden framed houses in Staffordshire/England ?

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Cheshire West
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A splendid preserved building in the heart of Stafford with excellent pedestrianized walkways throughout the town centre. The house has 3 floors and artists often work here. Life size depictions of the time including paintings, sculptures and the bedroom, complete with lifelike waxworks, where Charles 1 slept for a period during the Civil war. Decent mementos are available in the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unplanned visit but it was a welcome break from the freezing cold weather and helped us kill sometime before eating. In fact I was pleasantly surprised by the restoration. There are a number of rooms spread over 3 floors. Each one has a theme with an interesting one page background summary to read. The top floor is devoted to... More 

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Thank GH24
Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The fact there is mobile phone accessory shop run by foreigners, shows how cultural assets get used for businesses that belong in the market hall.

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Thank Charles B
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is an architectural gem and certainly worth a visit if it were on it's own . It's not huge so won't take ages to look around. Sadly it's located close to the town centre macdonalds which seems to be a congregation area for local homeless and alcoholics... This made our visit somewhat fraught as they were shouting aggressively at... More 

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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

One of the oldest buildings into town and one of the largest town house of its type in the UK.? Well presented and very interesting.

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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Past once before and looked on TA before visit. If you have a hour to kill and love history, well worth a visit. Free, suggested admission £2 and well worth it. Fascinating construction and documemented methods on one of the floors. 3 floors in total with local art exibition on one floor . Top floor small military museum.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

i havnt been in here in a while really but what i will say it that it great for anyone who lives out of the Staffordshire area as its showing exactly what stafford was like in the tudor era!

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Admission free with suggested £2 contribution - which is reasonable. Largest surviving Elizabethan house in UK , that it has done so in the middle of a county town is remarkable. Interesting and informative to walk round at your own pace . Opportunity to see how these houses were constructed and also appreciate its history. Well worth a vist

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this building, looked very interesting from the outside, set amongst your normal high street shops. Helpful lady on the desk, we wondered up each staircase and explored every room,lots to take in and read. Wasn't very busy just a woman and her children. We left a donation. Would recommend this to all ages but be aware there... More 

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