Tucked away in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the ancient Acton Scott estate. Visitors and holiday makers are encouraged to come and experience its timeless appeal and village character and in so doing help preserve it for future generations.
Acton Scott has long provided the opportunity to become familiar with the country life of yesteryear. Its Historic Working Farm is a wonderful visitor attraction with daily activities and special events. You will see traditional 19th century farm life unfold daily, while the land around is worked by heavy horses.
Acton Scott offers the perfect holiday location for families and groups of friends. Finely restored, larger Holiday Houses; an authentic 19th century farm labourer’s dwelling as tipped by The Sunday Times' Top 100 Cool Holiday Cottages. Plus Farmhouse B&B and Group Camping at the Village Hall. The choice is yours.
Acton Scott achieved national television fame as the setting for BBC 2’s ratings success story 'Victorian Farm'which was accompanied by a best selling book, the estate went on to provide the film location for 'Ben Fogle's Escape in Time' . In 2011, Acton Scott featured in a brand new television series 'Making Britain Count', presented by Phil Tufnell, and was also be seen on the BBC's popular 'Escape to the Country' series.
Everyone at Acton Scott works hard to enrich its appeal to visitors. A Circular walk, the 'Country Squire’s Stroll', takes in the estate’s picturesque landscape and many recognisable film locations. A programme of traditional craft and trade courses to learn about the forgotten skills of the past runs throughout 2012-2013 at the Historic Working Farm.
Café - Throughout the day our café offers home cooked hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks in the setting of the refurbished and restored former school, originally built by Frances Stackhouse Acton in the late 19th Century to educate the children of the parish. This programme of restoration and refurbishment was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the European Regional Development Fund and Shropshire Council, with advice provided throughout the restoration process by the Acton family. The café is also open to non-farm visitors.
Museum shop - Our shop sells a variety of gifts, traditional household goods, books, souvenirs and ice cream.
Large car park open
Bike racks (located in the car park)
Undercover, animal-free picnic area.
The farm is mainly wheelchair and pushchair accessible.
Disabled parking is available close to the admissions point.
Disabled toilets and baby-change facilities are available at the admissions point and the School House Cafe. A further disabled toilet (accessed using a Radar key) is situated close to the farmyard.
Guide and helping dogs only can be accommodated beyond the car park. Well behaved dogs on a lead may however enjoy one of three guided walks in and around the Acton Scott estate, maps available at the Farm's visitor entrance or please .
We have six wheelchairs which can be borrowed from the admissions point, and a Tramper motorised wheelchair which can be booked in advance.
The majority of our paths are wheelchair, motorised scooter and buggy friendly. The farmyard has a cobbled surface which may present difficulties to some of our visitors.
The waymarked walks leading from the farm are managed by Shropshire Council's Countryside Access Team. For further information on these walks and open access land please refer to the on this website. You can also read about Acton Scott Estate Walks by .
A small number of exhibition and display areas are not wheelchair or buggy accessible due to the nature of the original buildings.
Please bring sturdy footwear and waterproofs.
This is a working farm so take care around the animals. Please do not feed them.
There are a number of vehicles and pieces of agricultural machinery on show around the farm. We invite you look at and enjoy them but ask you not to climb on them.
No commercial photography or video recording without prior permission.
Coaches by prior appointment only.
Smoking is not permitted beyond the car park.
Commercial photography and filming on the Acton Scott Estate which includes the Historic Working Farm, requires prior permission. For more information, please contact Rupert Acton on 07976 839 997 or email .
For Historic Working Farm contact details please .