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.

Christmas weekends

Christmas comes to Barrington Court

Christmas comes to Barrington Court

Make special memories this Christmas

Weekends in December will be filled with a varied programme of music, dancing, storytelling, trails and crafting activites.

The house will be alive with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas traditions old and new.

Something for the whole family to enjoy.

Christmas wreath making workshop

Wreath making workshops in the Court Close

Saturday 13 December
11am – 3pm.

Come and make your own unique wreath in our workshop taking place in the Court House.

£10 per person including materials, payable on the day.

Normal admission applies

Festive creations

The wonder of Christmas

Weekends: 6-7 & 13-14 December

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

Weekend: 6-7 December

12pm to 3pm.

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

£3 per face painting, normal admission applies.

Please note limited spaces available.

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.