Izaak Walton's Cottage

"This charming 16th Century thatched cottage was once owned by Izaak Walton, the celebrated author of the Compleat Angler, and has witnessed over three hundred years of rural life"

Nestled in beautiful countryside, between Stafford and Eccleshall, its tranquil environment is perfect for a quiet, rewarding afternoon, and will be of interest to anglers and non anglers alike. It offers a marvellous insight into the history of fishing and the literary talent of Stafford's famous son. 

Enjoy the Medieval herb and rose gardens and picnic in the heart of Staffordshire's countryside.

There is an events programme in the summer months and a school and group programme available on request. The ground floor shop has a range of gifts, souvenirs and local arts and crafts.

Please call before visiting to check seasonal opening hours. FREE admission with the exception of some events.
Izaak Walton's Cottage
Worston Lane
Shallowford
Staffordshire
ST15 0PA

Tel: 01785 760 278
E-Mail: heritage@staffordbc.gov.uk
Web: www.staffordbc.gov.uk/izaak-waltons-cottage

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