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

Jack Frost nipping at the garden © NTPL/Martin Wragg

Jack Frost nipping at the garden

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.

Winter trail

Explore the great outdoors this winter

Pick up a wintry treasure hunt

Hunt for clues around the gardens and collect your prize.
£1 per trail, normal admission applies.


Be my Valentine - gift making

Sand art on the beach in Pembrokeshire

Daily: 14 - 22 February

11am to 4pm

Make a Valentine gift for a loved one or a friend. You can choose from different beautifully crafted wooden items to decorate with your own designs.

£3 per item.


Play with clay

What will you make?

16-17 & 19-20 February

11am to 4pm

Using air-drying clay you will be able to take your creations home on the day to decorate when dry at home.

£3 per item.