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Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

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Wonderful collection of horse drawn carriages

The claim to have the largest collection of carriages is no exaggeration. Well laid out and... read more

Reviewed today
Peter F
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Lots to see in one place

The house alone is well worth the visit. Beautiful rooms and lots of information about its history... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Battle, United Kingdom
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Arlington near Barnstaple, Barnstaple EX31 4LP, England
+44 1271 850296
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Hidden away in the lanes off the A39 between Barnstaple and Lynton is Arlington Court and Carriage Museum. If approaching from the A39 the car park is on the left (separate entry earlier on the right for disabled visitors). The car park has a pay...More

3  Thank ESP2006
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Reviewed 18 April 2015

I am a long term member of the NT, and because I live close to this property have visited it on many, many, occasions in the past. This year however something appears to have gone seriously wrong. Whilst other gardens in the area are glowing...More

4  Thank Desmond100
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Reviewed today

The claim to have the largest collection of carriages is no exaggeration. Well laid out and labelled showing how people travelled before the times of cars and trains. The house is also worth a visit with a number of interesting exhibits and history especially of...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 3 days ago

The house alone is well worth the visit. Beautiful rooms and lots of information about its history and the lives of the Chichester family. Outside there are extensive gardens including a very large walled garden. If this was not enough you also have the fascinating...More

Thank patcf100
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely property with very friendly staff willing to chat and tell you lots about the rooms and the things in them. The carriage museum was much bigger than we expected and had a super exhibit we had no idea was here, and it was...More

Thank helgre2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Something for everyone both indoors and out. A combination of culture, local history and the great outdoors.

Thank delve_woodlandtots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Volunteers in all the many rooms of this magnificent estate are eager to explain all the history and culture of the place. The Chichester family lived here from the 1800s and there are charts explaining the family tree. Dogs are welcome on the many walks....More

Thank Elga K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful visit to this lovely Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum. We could not believe how much was here. A lovely house with excellent help with volunteers throughout, but the icing on the case was the Carriage Museum. Do not miss...More

Thank Jenny E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Trust have had this property since 1945. Prior to this it was the home of the Chichester family for over five hundred years. The house is very interesting to look round and has an amazing collection of rare shells, pewter and model ships,...More

Thank pop36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting family home dating back almost 200 years. However the estate offers so much more. There are some wonderful woodland and countryside walks to the lake and Monkey Puzzles and much more. But don't leave without taking the walk across to the Carriage Museum...More

Thank SouthernVectis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit and even after a couple of hours drive it was well worth it. Great house, not ostentatious , just what a family in their social standing would have. The carriage museum was outstanding, so interesting and as usual National Trust staff...More

Thank Trebrivanman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely day exploring the house and gardens, we particularly enjoyed observing the horseshoe bats on the batcam followed by a delicious cream tea in the tea room.

Thank Folly1998
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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
Jess G
28 October 2016|
Response from NickRH14 | Reviewed this property |
free entry if the house is closed (house only open at weekends this time of year)
9 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.