My wife and our friends whilst staying in Shirwell, Barnstaple in North Devon, visited the National Trust estate at Arlington Court. Together with visiting the Carriage Museum was for us a highly recommended day out. The grounds alone are so beautifully kept and whilst we had the benefit of lovely warm sunshine during our visit had the opportunity to explore the splendour of the House and the history attached to the grand carriages in the Museum. Of course the staff were helpful and very informative. We couldn't leave without a visit to the Old Kitchen Tea Room for a Devon Cream Tea. Unfortunately there was insufficient seating outside so we ate inside. It was a busy Tea Room, and some of the staff members looked a little overwhelmed. It's certainly a place to return to and we have vowed to return as soon as we are able. Congratulations to the staff who manage and maintain these amazing places. We missed out on seeing the Bat Cam Room, but this will come top of the list on our next visit.
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