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Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

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Address: Arlington near Barnstaple, Barnstaple EX31 4LP, England
Phone Number: 01271 850296
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Excellent carriage museum

The house was interesting (Regency) but limited rooms open. Quite good attention to detail/explanation. But the Carriage Museum was outstanding – even for people that are not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The house was interesting (Regency) but limited rooms open. Quite good attention to detail/explanation. But the Carriage Museum was outstanding – even for people that are not ‘horsey’. Friendly staff. Worth a visit.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

such lovely grounds, brilliant walks and wildlife - free entry and a fantastic adventure play area. Really worth a visit.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is a N.T, property that lets you eat in the kitchen, not the stables for a change and it was nice and warm

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Barnstaple
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I am a long term member of the NT, and because I live close to this property have visited it on many, many, occasions in the past. This year however something appears to have gone seriously wrong. Whilst other gardens in the area are glowing with colourful spring displays these gardens are still covered in 4 inches of mulch. On... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

An excellent place to visit at all times of the year. There is a nice cafe that serves light lunches and afternoon teas. We visited the carriage museum which is very interesting. They have a shop there. Lots of lovely walks.

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Cardiff
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Nothing to dislike, everything to like. The house, the carriages, the grounds and also the staff. All brilliant.

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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
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32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We arrived in N.Devon too early to gain access to our accommodation, so travelled the 3 miles to Arlington. We were very lucky to get into the car park, which isn't adequate for the number of visitors. As we had had a 6 hr journey from West Yorkshire, we decided first to have lunch. Other people had also decided the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited here on our way to Devon for the Easter weekend. When we arrived we headed straight for the cafe for coffee and cake whist we waited for our friends to arrive. Once all together we walked around the gardens which were big and well maintained. We walked up to the carriage museum which we all found very interesting,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is the second time I have been in 3 months. Both visits offered something different, from the lovely decorations at Christmas to the exquisite springtime walks where you can enjoy the newly bloomed daffodils. If you're lucky you may even see the deer on the estate! We got national trust membership, so that we could revisit whenever we wanted.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Arrived as soon as it opened with my children aged 11 and 8. Thought we would spend a couple of hours there before moving on elsewhere (we have NT membership), however there was so much to do that we ended up being the last to leave and we still didn't explore all the woodlands. The children loved the woodland play... More 

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