Things to see & do

Court House

Dramatic skys over the Court House at Barrington  © NTPL/NTPL/John Millar

Dramatic skys over the Court House at Barrington

Barrington Court was derelict when the sugar refining millionaire, Colonel Arthur Lyle, first laid eyes on it in 1916. Between 1920 and 1925 he set about making it into his family home, spending the equivalent of £4 million renovating the house and the grounds.

His legacy is a beautifully panelled house with stunning architectural features. Today you can walk freely through the rooms of this Tudor manor house, now devoid of furniture, and admire the wonderfully crafted and varied panelling from room to room.

Arts and crafts gardens

Vibrant colours in the walled gardens © NTPL/Mat Applegate

Vibrant colours in the walled gardens

Discover this intimate family garden laid out in a series of rooms, inspired by Gertrude Jekyll.

The feel of the arts and crafts movement can also be found within the garden.


Let the spaces speak

The Long Gallery at Barrington Court. © NTPL/Andreas von Einsiedel

The Long Gallery at Barrington Court.

Walk around the empty rooms of the Court House and image a bygone era, full of happy family life. Learn more about some of the people who have made Barrington their home.

Amazing craftmanship

Detail of panelling in the Court House © NTPL/Andreas von Einsiedel

Detail of panelling in the Court House

Study the amazing craftmanship of the ancient wood panels that fill the Court House.

Hallowe'en fun

Halloween fun this half term

Halloween fun this half term

Mon 27 October - Sun 2 November
11am - 4pm

Follow the spooky Hallow’een trail around the Court House with Bertie the ghost hound of Barrington, see what’s going on in the Long Gallery if you dare and get a reward for your bravery at the end. Then join in with the creepy craft activities, make your own creature to take home.

Apple day

Sun 26 October

Famous for producing award winning cider and apple juice, join us for a celebratory day of picking, pressing, identifying, and most importantly tasting.

Great British Walk

Sat 11 and Fri 17 October
11am - 12pm

Take a guided walk with our ranger around the wider estate, surrounded by Autumnal colour, and with the satisfying crunch of leaves beneath your feet. 

Den building

Tues 28 and Thurs 30 October
11am – 3pm

Get loads of fresh air fun with our ranger George who will help you build a cunning den in the parkland.

Spooky faces

Join us for fun in the haunted hut

Fri 31 October and Sun 2 November
12.30pm – 3.30pm

Face painting in the Haunted Hut. Meet Krissie and become a scary bat or Hallowe’en cat, or maybe a pretty butterfly or flower.

£3.00 per face