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Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Arlington near Barnstaple, Barnstaple EX31 4LP, England
01271 850296
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Barnstaple
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This trust property only has access to the rooms on the lower floor via a ramp at the back. The stables where the carriages are situated are on two floors and are fully accessible as there is a lift. The gardens and grounds are mostly accessible there are large a few places that are quite steep to push up. This... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Plenty to walk around, around 2 mile round walk which takes around 2 hours at a strolling place. Lots of different types of photographs to take; there is a birdhole where we saw robins, plenty of running water and small waterfalls and still a few flowers left before the cold weather sets in. Lots of tracks to follow but also... More

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The house was interesting, loads of model boats, most from the Napoleonic Wars made by french POWs, Carriage museum brilliant, very absorbing, we took 3 hours to go round it, learnt lots. Outside, gardens were good, especially walled veg garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Beautiful house and grounds, especially this time of year, delightful walks, staff very informative, superb refreshments in the cafe

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The National Trust's Arlington House seems remote, but is only about a 20 minute drive from Barnstaple, and is easy to find. Once in the grounds you feel miles from anywhere, surrounded by fields and woods, with stately trees near the house. There is a large lake, a church, a fascinating carriage museum, and a granary on staddle stones. The... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A very nice house set in beautiful gardens, with a lovely outdoor area to enjoy the cream teas and refreshment from the tearoom served by exceptionally pleasant staff .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Beautiful place. Simply stunning. A place you can visit at any time of the year. Parking close by, lovely walk into grounds. We walked the circle route, decent paths for wheel chairs and prams. Stunning views all the way round. Steep inclines though so be prepared!! The house was amazing. The guides their very very informative and want to talk!!!... More

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London, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a national trust property with a garden, house and then the carriage museum. You can also visit the church on the edge of the property. the walled garden in a highlight with each plant clearly marked. The resident peacocks make for lovely photographs and wander freely around the grounds. there is an adventure playground off down a winding... More

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We are National Trust members so whenever we are working in an area away from home and have some time to spare, we will pop into whatever NT place is in the area. We finished work early and had the afternoon free. We weren't really expecting much and I didn't think that I would find a carriage museum interesting, but... More

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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Terrific place to visit with great history. If NT are reading could do with the tea room being enlarged pleased.

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