Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum, Barnstaple

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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Arlington Court. We were greeted by Giles and Anne who were enthusiastic and extremely knowledgable. Giles actually made our day by giving us the low down on t...  more »
  • It was a lovely day out with the kids. There was a kids activity at the carriage museum, and several interactive bits, and then dressing up and a puppet theatre in the main house. It was the little to...  more »
  • Always love to walk around the house and grounds. The carriages are interesting to view giving a real insight into the history of the house.  more »
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  • Arlington Court is a beautiful location from the National trust. It was my second time I visited this place and it's definitely worth it. The house itself doesn't look that impressive but the treasures you can find inside are. All those model ships you can find everywhere in the house are just amazing. Also shells, birds and lots more you can find inside. A large collection of carriages can also be found on the grounds. The best and most spectacular one is the Grand state coach. It is placed behind glass to be carefully preserved. But also the 40+ other carriages are amazing and is really been displaced in museum style. The gardens are amazing, full of colours and perfectly constructed. If flowers aren't your thing you could always choose to walk the grounds. "The wilderness" are amazing woodland walks with steep and narrow stairs. If you're not a member of the national trust yet... You should join for sure.
  • Interesting house full of unusual collections of shells etc. Well worth a visit to the carriage museum which houses an amazing collection from a bygone era. The gardens and grounds looked amazing in the spring sunshine with delightful secluded walks. If the weather hadn't been so good we could have spent many hours indoors . An excellent visit all round.
  • Amazing place to go, friendly staff who are good with kids. Kids activities to complete in house. My enjoyed it very much
  • Lovely museum and house with very well kept grounds and gardens. Peacocks anyways add something to our visits as kids love looking around for them! Veg garden is very well looked after. And I absolutely adore the little 2nd hand book shop! Cafe and picnic area tidy. And all the extra activities over holidays very well organised! I just wish they would cater for people coming from Wales, as our holidays always don't match up with English ones! ❤
  • Beautiful house with lots of amazing collectables, look out for the red amber elephant he's gorgeous. A visit to the carriage museum is a must. Grounds are extensive if you have young ones that need to let off steam. Bird feeders near the cafe need to be filled.
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