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Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

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Address: Arlington near Barnstaple, Barnstaple EX31 4LP, England
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Fine house and excellent carriage museum.

The beautiful drive through the heart of Exmoor brought us to Arlington court and what a find. Very friendly staff, good NT facilities and a fine house to explore all with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The beautiful drive through the heart of Exmoor brought us to Arlington court and what a find. Very friendly staff, good NT facilities and a fine house to explore all with original contents. Excellent carriage museum was a real bonus.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here before, but as the weather was horrible - and we are NT members - we decided to pop in again. We weren't disappointed as the rooms have been revamped since our last visit, and are even more interesting. We love the idea of having to ring the bell to gain entrance and be greeted as 'real' visitors... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the idea of ringing the doorbell before entering, felt as you were visiting friends. The house is gorgeous with such a homely but grand feeling as you walked around looking at all the beautiful items there. Guides as always so very helpful. Spent most of the day here, after the house visited the carriage museum which was very impressive.... More 

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Mickleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went whilst staying in Woolacombe. There is a choice of trails around the estate and a superb selection of old carriages in their Carriage Museum- including a 300 year old Speaker's Carriage restored in its regal gilt finish. There is also a good cafe. A good place to spend 2-3 hours.

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Letchworth Garden City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the grounds and the house but the highlight was the carriage museum. The information signs on the carriages clearly explained the differences between the types of carriages, how they were driven Anne who would be likely to own them.

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during the Christmas celebrations. A Christmas market was here the previous time we visited. We explored the area with our little one and grandparents. We walked our dogs on the long route. It is lovely here by the lake and even though it was rather cold we enjoyed hunting around the woodland and pathways. Wouldn't recommend taking a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for a walk and we found lots of walks of varying lengths that were well marked. The museum was fantastic with a sunning golden surprise. The house was very interesting and the staff were happy to talk about the history of the house and family. Even the church was nice to explore. A great day out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The weather was dreadful when we visited so was glad to be indoors. Having said test, the grounds and garden tea rooms were very pleasant. The house itself is interesting without being too ostentatious. The volunteer guides were so friendly and informative. The lack of roped off areas and 'don't touch' signs were very welcoming. You could get up close... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Arlington Court recently after being disappointed last winter because we were too early in the season. Opening earlier, especially half term, was a good idea. The grounds are spectacular, even in the early spring, snowdrops, daffodils and the odd Camelias were budding. All so clean and fresh looking, even though there was a hail storm while we were there.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Arlington Court for the second time this month. Unusual for the National Trust but they welcome well behaved dogs in the gardens where there are some great walks to be had. Dogs are not allowed in the house so we haven't yet managed to see inside but the charges reflect this as you pay separately to visit the... More 

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