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Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Arlington near Barnstaple, Barnstaple EX31 4LP, England
+44 1271 850296
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One of our favorite NT properties

We love Arlington Court because it has the feel of a real home that the owner has just popped out... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christine C
Great find

We stumbled upon this great place by accident while passing on a Devon/Cornwall holiday. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
purplechrissie
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Inverness, Scotland
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  • Average4%
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Arlington near Barnstaple, Barnstaple EX31 4LP, England
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+44 1271 850296
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Reviewed yesterday

We love Arlington Court because it has the feel of a real home that the owner has just popped out and left. It's a realitively small house, but very interesting. The carriage museum is great, with step ladders so that you can see right into...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stumbled upon this great place by accident while passing on a Devon/Cornwall holiday. It was very enjoyable with a fascinating building with many interesting artefacts and collections. The carriage museum too was a fascinating insight into history..I loved the Speaker's carriage. The gardens were...More

Thank purplechrissie
Reviewed 3 days ago

When you arrive, you’ll find the only place to park is NT and so expect expensive additional parking charges on top of entry price. There’s a tiny garden area, lots of lawns and parkland, rather dull. We found the staff officious and rude, mostly as...More

Thank Judy J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely grounds and the walled garden is exceptional, all the volunteers were very helpful and knowledgeable, house from the outside looks bland but inside it is a treasure trove of delight. Nice cup of tea in the cafe

Thank Adrian T
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a wet day in September, we were surprised how beautiful and well kept the gardens were. There were also a range of good walks in the grounds. There were a variety of well interpreted rooms in the house, detailing the history of the people...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ground are beautiful and great for a lovely walk. The house is very interesting but my 18 month old got bored. The staff are very helpful

Thank phillipa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The carridge museum was very interesting and all the carridges well kept, staff were all very friendly. We looked around the house after which myself and my partner enjoyed, then had lunch in the tea room where they did a lovely homemade soup, after lunch...More

Thank Gem19952013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed with the play area set in the woods , lovely variety of walks to suit your ability ,could do with a few more benches set around the walks , food in the cafe expensive so take your own ,

Thank kebabus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are national trust members and don't live far we go often even if it's just for lunch it changes in the garden through the seasons a lovely place to visit

Thank sylv306
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arlington court has lots to see and enjoy. Interesting house including original painting by William Blake, gardens, lovely walks , and fabulous carriage collection and horses. Oh, and of course tea shop and eatery! Something for everyone

Thank adultreview
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Sunflower1180
5 July 2017|
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Response from Kc2610 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry , I can't remember if its an inclusive price. You need good weather to view the gardens and estate though. I have visited often enough to know rain isn't good for walking through the lower estate
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Jess G
29 October 2016|
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Response from NickRH14 | Reviewed this property |
free entry if the house is closed (house only open at weekends this time of year)
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lindalone
10 September 2016|
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Response from Rita T | Reviewed this property |
Not absolutely certain, as we don't have a dog, but I did see some people with dogs on leads around the grounds but not in the house or carriage museum. Hope this helps.
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