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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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A Good day out

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Braunton, United Kingdom
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Braunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The royal Golden carriage is spectacular- properly Disney ish!! The cafe was not that big. The pond dipping activity was great for kids and the trail was popular. The carriages are really interesting - especially for children studying Victorians etc!

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

what a very good way to spend a day at buitifull Arlington court a brilliant house to explore,the stables and livery and the restoration of the coaches.a lovely walk down to the lake I can recommend this property to families

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

the carriage museum is a must visit with +50 carriages & the fabulous State Carriage of the Speaker to the Houses of Parliament -an amazing 300year old !!

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Visited with two children aged 7 and 4. We walked around for about two hours and the children were entertained the whole time. Lots of little outdoor bits for the kids to play on. Kids loved the ropes and trees to climb on. Bird watching bit was another plus. There is a stream so beware if you have small children.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We went on a quiet Sunday, late in the season and were greeted warmly and well looked after by all of the NT Volunteers. The house was decorated for Christmas - which made a difference to the overall appearance. Iwas intrigued by the curved front door - which is unique (in my experience of National Trust properties).

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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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