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Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

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History and carriages

Arlington court house is well worth a visit. A beautiful house with lots to see, a lovely tea room... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Girl-Friday56
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
One of our favourite National Trust places

We came upon Arlington Court because the weather was terrible and we were looking for a raining day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
grapejuice
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England
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Arlington near Barnstaple, Barnstaple EX31 4LP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Arlington court house is well worth a visit. A beautiful house with lots to see, a lovely tea room serving everything from drinks to lunches and cream teas. The house is set in beautiful grounds with lovely walks. A walled kitchen garden and a Victorian...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Girl-Friday56
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Drove 40 minutes to get there and it was closed!!! Nothing on the website to say it was, very disappointing. Lots of cars pulled up thinking it was open too. It’s not an easy place to get to, lots of winding roads so don’t go...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came upon Arlington Court because the weather was terrible and we were looking for a raining day activity. What a place! The house is beautiful and full of treasures. The stories of Miss Rosalie Chichester were captivating and fitting considering our visit aligned with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank grapejuice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the carriage museum here, so many fascinating carriages. The house was delightful, full of interesting collections. Sadly the tea room experience was not so pleasant with a member of staff rudely telling my husband not to put our tray back...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a good few hours walking in the lovely grounds of Arlington Court., so much so that we ran out of time to visit the house. A light lunch was enjoyed by all in the attractive tea room.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lynnehball
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit. Something for everyone. The house and the story of the Chichester family is really interesting. Lovely friendly room guides as well. Great walks. The hidden lake is one of the most beautiful spots I have ever been to,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank eamonn y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carriage museum worth a visit House of interest particularly if your surname is Chichester .Like many National Trust properties the food on offer is limited . Lunch is available 12-2.30 but a jacket potato or exotic soup hardly qualifies as lunch .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank johnpZ4299KQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely walk around the grounds of Arlington Court. Beautiful scenery. The children loved the new play area.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JackyGeen
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Especially good if you are interested in history.Educational for families and they make it more interesting for children by having quizzes asking children to find things. The house is kept in lovely condition and there is a very nice cafe where the cream teas are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank marg199
Reviewed 27 January 2019

We attended on 22nd December and it was absolutely fantastic. I have to say, we booked the Santa Grotto and it was the best Father Christmas and Elves we could have ever imagined also wearing the original colour clothes of father christmas before Coca Cola...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
28 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
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.
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