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Notice: Please note: from 1 April until 30 June all dogs must be kept on leads when walked at Arlington anywhere on the estate, to protect our spring lambs. Thank you

Intriguing Regency house and impressive horse-drawn vehicles set in picturesque gardens

Arlington Court is an unexpected jewel on the edge of Exmoor, a complete family estate held by the Chichester family for over five hundred years. The collection consists of treasures for all tastes, from model ships to shells, collected over several generations. The house itself, built in 1823 and extended in 1860, has an austere facade. However, inside the cosy rooms purvey a homely, family atmosphere.

The Carriage Museum in the stables has a vehicle for every occasion from cradle to grave. Currently on loan from the Houses of Parliament is the Speaker’s State Coach, a glorious, gilded carriage with over 300 years of history.

Keeping Arlington alive:

  • Jacob sheep and Red Devon cattle graze the estate and provide seasonal dishes for our menu
  • Over 20 miles of footpaths to explore, including our popular lake walk, just under two miles, which tours the man-made lake and bridge piers of an unfulfilled Victorian dream
  • Formal Victorian garden with conservatory rebuilt in 2012, planted with exotic species and walled garden providing produce for the tea room and flowers for the house
  • An abundance of wildlife to discover including two species of bat roosting in the cellars, an ancient heronry and a birdhide, to view nature at its best

Don't forget to scan

Staff are very happy to help you with

Please remember when visiting Arlington Court to scan your membership card.

For every member scanned we receive £3.65 towards ongoing conservation work and the general upkeep of the estate.

May half-term fun

There's lots to see and do this May half-term. As well as the ever popular May Fair, we have drop-in family crafts, pond dipping with the Rangers and a Victorian toy making workshop with Learn Devon.

Woollen Woods

Make a simple knitted snail for our woolly display

Now in full bloom. Arlington is hosting the 'Woollen Woods in bloom' project in partnership with Voluntary Arts. Lots of people have kindly sent in their creations and we've put these together to create a magical display in our grounds. Creations still being accepted.

The Coast

The Chichester family once owned an extensive estate in North Devon which also included a substantial area of land along the coastline. Discover more about the Chichesters and the coast.




























































































































































































































Panasonic roadshow

27 & 28 May

A great opportunity for any budding photographers. Meet the Panasonic Roadshow at Arlington Court and pick the experts brains for tips on photography and the best camera for you. Free with normal admission. 

Dogs welcome

Discover some great walks with your dog

The grounds are a four-legged friends paradise, with woodlands, streams and fields to explore. Arlington also welcomes dogs on leads in the gardens and carriage museum.

All dogs must be kept on leads throughout the estate to protect our spring lambs and ground nesting birds.