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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

50 things to do before you’re 11¾

Outdoor fun at Arlington Court

Outdoor fun at Arlington Court

Do you want to discover what’s in a pond, play pooh sticks or build a den? Do these things and more at Arlington - start ticking off that list of 50 things to do before you're 11¾.

Download our trail map (pdf) or peruse our summer events sheet (pdf) - let's kick start that adventure.

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Great British Walk

Red deer graze on back lawn at Arlington Court

We have some beautiful walks here with breathtaking views; come along, take a stroll and join in the Great British Walk. 

Spinners exhibition

Ladies spinning demonstration at Arlington Court

An exhibition of work by the North Devon Spinners in the carriage museum gallery.

1-7 September

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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.

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