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Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Address: Arlington near Barnstaple, Barnstaple EX31 4LP, England
Phone Number: 01271 850296
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Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Barnstaple
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Thought we would try it, joined the national trust whilst we were there so got in free. House was great, lots to see, batcam was a bit confusing and not staffed, shop was good, restaurant clean and tidy, food was limited as it was February and only open for half term but what we had was nice and the staff... More 

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Wokingham, Berkshire
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37 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Fabulous grounds to wander around in and a beautiful house to explore. Lots to learn about with regards to Sir Francis Chichester and his ancestors and a walk around the carriage museum was indeed very interesting. The Speakers gold coach was something else to behold. Great day out and well worth a visit.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is a must for families. Children love the gardens and walks with space to run and let their imaginations run riot. The cafe is reasonable and the carriages are great to see and to learn something about the history of them. peacocks strut around the park including pure white ones, which I have never seen before. The house is... More 

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Hampshire
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lovely house and gardens. Carriage museum is extremely interesting. Nice cafe in the old kitchens. A very good day out.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The house is very interesting and shows a variety of antiques and the collection of a sea-going family related to Sir Francis Chichester . The grounds provide some fine walks and views and the coach house is a must . This contains the Speakers gold coach .

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very helpfull Staff. Kids loved ranger day. Built dens and shown how to whittle with wood. Very good at toasting marshmallows. First ones a little close to the fire,caught on fire!! But the rest were great. Lovely day out.

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We visited to see the house dressed for Christmas. It was done really well. The grounds are always good for walking. The carriage museum is well worth a visit though \i wish parents would keep their children under control as the staff find it very difficult to keep them off the exhibits.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

ok so my wife joined the national trust & added me as a second member / glad she did arlington court is just up the road from us so now we visit quite frequently the house is nice the collection of model ships is interesting but to me the best is the trails around the grounds (which also supplies us... More 

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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very poor food, extremely expensive, no atmosphere, nice people but he £5.00 for soup in a very small tea cup

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If your a fan of Heritage, Lawns and all round old fashioned good fun then there is little left to the imagination with this national trust site. In many ways it's the Downton Abbey of abbeys, if you want to find out why don't just (national) trust this review and go along for yourselves. If you pardon the pun!

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