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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

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

18–21 April, 10.30am – 5pm

Follow the clues and discover the animals Miss Chichester met on her world travels. Once completed, claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize.

£2.50 per child to enter

Easter holiday fun

Family fun at Arlington Court

There are a number of events and activities at Arlington Court this Easter, including crafts, spring lamb talks and ranger skills days.

Discover our Easter holiday programme (pdf)

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Learn what the Arlington team have been up to

Discover what our team get up to at Arlington from caring for the carriage collection to chasing the cattle around the park. It's all in a day's work.

Assistant house steward's blog

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Creatures of Arlington

Exhibition piece by textile artist Amanda Graham

This display of textile work by artist Amanda Graham has been inspired by the wildlife and historic collection of the Arlington estate. Amanda will be on site every Tuesday until 4 May. Find out more.