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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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Good on a rainy day

We went here on a very wet summers day. Interesting house that has lots of model boats/ships. Good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kay J
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London, United Kingdom
A lovely day out

We visited Arlington Court with our extended family, with babies and grandparents, and everyone had... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kbillyeald
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Arlington near Barnstaple, Barnstaple EX31 4LP, England
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+44 1271 850296
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here on a very wet summers day. Interesting house that has lots of model boats/ships. Good carriage museum. Worth a visit.

Thank Kay J
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Arlington Court with our extended family, with babies and grandparents, and everyone had a lovely day! The house had things of interest for people of all ages, our favourites being the 13th century prayer book, the shell collections and the silk wallpaper -...More

Thank kbillyeald
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A beautiful house, too wet to do the grounds. Very informative staff. Would like to go again when it's not raining.

Thank Joan G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are members of the National Trust and saw the signs for Arlington Court whilst on holiday and made a mental note to visit if we were at a loose end one day. That day was yesterday and we were not disappointed. The warm welcome...More

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, interesting house, fabulous gardens and the country's leading carriage museum, so lots for children and adults alike. Usual NT cafe, where the food looked very good, we had a sandwich and a coffee when we arrived. Would recommend.

Thank SallyB69
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This must be one of the National Trusts most enjoyable properties with something for all the family. The Regency House was the family home of the Chichesters for many generations. Accordingly most of the furniture, fittings artwork and model ship collection have always been there....More

Thank stradz2202
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say, great facilities, great staff, great house and great gardens. We spent 5 hours here and could have spent more. The kids loved the bug hunting. The carriage museum is well worth a visit. We didn’t visit the cafe but it looked...More

Thank Saintsman1985
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not many NT in this particular area but we were very impressed with Arlington Court. The house is magnificent and very interesting. Everything is laid out beautifully and there's plenty of volunteers to hand to answer any questions. My youngest daughter particularly liked the Carriage...More

Thank Allanagail
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worthwhile a visit as plenty to see in the house and also the grounds. We took a picnic and found plenty of benches to sit on. Nice cafe for those who want to eat in and quite reasonable prices. Our granddaughter enjoyed the play area....More

Thank Val B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As members we took ourselves over to Arlington not knowing what to find. Well, what a lovely surprise. Not only did we enjoy walking around the gardens and parkland, but the buildings & artefacts were very interesting. If 'you' could ignore the ivory element, from...More

Thank dace520
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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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