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.

Mistletoe fayre

Enjoy our selection of Christmas goodies at the fair

Enjoy our selection of Christmas goodies at the fair

22 and 23 November, from 11am to 4.30pm

Looking for that special Christmas present? Or would like to indulge yourself? Stall holders at the Barrington Court mistletoe fayre will offer handmade gifts from jewellery, candles, Christmas decorations to homemade fudge, jams, honey and so much more.

Christmas weekends

Christmas is near

Make special memories at Barrington Court this Christmas. The house will be alive with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas traditions old and new. Different Christmas activities will keep you entertained on the weekends in December. Something for the whole family to enjoy. 

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.

Make your own Christmas decoration

The wonder of Christmas

6, 7, 13 and 14 December, from 11am to 3pm.

Visit the woodcarving workshop, choose a shape and paint your own festive decoration.

£3 per item.

Festive faces

Making a child’s day at Christmas

6 and 7 December, from 12noon to 3pm.

Meet Krissie and choose which festive character you'd like to become.

£3 per face painting, normal admission applies.