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Barrington Court, Ilminster

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  • This place stands out for its very large grounds and relaxing vibe in sunny weather (well, that's true of any NT place actually!). It's very charming what with its expanses of surrounding land and the...  more »
  • As part of our local Dementia Action Alliance monthly Monday Meanders (a walking group for people living with Dementia and their carers) we organised a trip to Barrington Court. I can’t praise the sta...  more »
  • Interesting building in the back history of the National Trust being its first acquisition that nearly brought bankruptcy, deliberately left empty after a century of tenancy or so, the Elizabethan str...  more »
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  • I took my grandsons here yesterday aged 11 and 7 to do the den making in the woods. We ended up exploring and were there for 6 hours. We all absolutely loved it. The staff were all lovely and really helpful and I just loved it that the chilldren could just be children running around and climbing trees. We all can't wait to go again. I would definitely recommend this to everyone with or without children.
  • One of our favourite NT places. There is a lot to see and do here and we didn't even get into the house! Our kids enjoyed playing tennis on the tennis court (short tennis bats and balls were provided) and we also thought the walled gardens were particularly good. The second hand book shop is one of the better ones with stock well arranged with plenty of room to browse around. Tea and cake in the cafe delicious as always.
  • Had a lovely day out here. There are acres of level grounds to walk plus a number of different gardens including a working kitchen garden. There is also the lovely house that was restored in the early 1920's using original features from other old houses. Usual national trust shop and tea rooms as well as a small number of other Awsomme craft shops including patchwork supplies and a silversmiths. Well worth a visit.
  • A good solid days out, the house is particularly good for me having a toddler, its being empty means I can walk around without constant fear of breakages, however if you enjoy rich interiors this is not the house for you to visit. The grounds contain a blend of garden rooms four or five in total, along with kitchen gardens, lawns and thin small woods, of all which leaves plenty of room for children to use up there abundant energy.
  • So much here to do! We arrived late in the day and just had time for a quick look round the house and the garden but we hardly scratched the surface of what's available. If the weather is fine you could spend most of the day here!

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