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

Colonel Lyle leased Barrington Court from the National Trust in 1920. He spent the equivalent of £4 million on renovating the house and estate.

His legacy is a beautifully panelled house with stunning architectural features. Now you can experience the echoes of the past in this wonderful empty mansion.

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.

Antiques Roadshow

18 September
9.30am - 4.30pm

Some of Britain's leading antiques and fine art experts will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who are invited to raid their attics and bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot bargains for inspection.

Secret gardens

Weekends from 16 August to 14 September

Join us for a special behind the scenes tour of the gardens, the potting shed, boiler house, fruit terrace, garden nursery, greenhouses, and garden pre-Lyle.

Stories on the lawn

28 July and 6 August
1 and 2.30pm

Bring the family over to the South Lawn to have a relax and hear a selection of children's stories from our shop, along with some more traditional tales.


Paint the Garden

27 July, 11 August, and 16 August
1 - 4.30pm

Discover your inner Picasso, and get creative in the glorious gardens which are just bursting with colour. Art materials provided.


Clay club

11 August - 31 August
(not Wednesdays)

Liven up the summer holidays, come along to Barrington Pottery for some fun. Create your own individual masterpiece, before taking it home to decorate.