Things to see & do

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New bookshop

Bookshop at Arlington Court in the old bothy in the walled garden

Have you visited our new second-hand bookshop yet? Based in the walled garden in the old bothy it's the perfect place to quietly browse. All money made from the books goes towards conservation and maintenance work at Arlington.

Free guidebook pdf

Discover our internationally significant collection of carriages and learn about their history and manufacture in our downloadable brochure. Essential for exploring the history of carriages.

Festive family fun

Enjoy a wonderful family Christmas at Canons Ashby

  • Make colourful decorations for the Explorer room in the house or create your own to take home.
  • Pick up your free Christmas song trail to take around the house.

Winter walks

50 Things to do before youre 11¾

We have some beautiful walks here at Arlington Court; come along, take a stroll and enjoy the views.

Don't miss

  • Visit the bat-cam room to see and listen to our live-in tenants
  • Enjoy a Devonshire cream tea and seasonal menu in the tea-room
  • Gaze in awe at the golden Speaker's State Coach
  • Meet our team, peacocks, red Devon cattle and Jacob sheep
  • Discover our family play trail which runs through the woods

Refreshed bat room

Interactive bat cam room at Arlington Court

Our bat cam room has had a revamp with new camera, up-to-date information boards, a place to add a picture to our board and interactive sound wheel - listen to the different creatures found at Arlington.

Discover more about our colony of bats.