Things to see & do

Court House

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

Dramatic skies 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

The White Garden at Barrington Court in Somerset © NTPL/National Trust Images/Mark Bolton

The White Garden at Barrington Court in Somerset

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.

Falconry displays

Friday 29 May
12 noon, 2pm & 3pm

Be up close with working birds of prey

Watch the power and grace of these birds, as our local falconer demonstrates their skills.

Normal admission applies

Wildlife days

Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 May

What’s woken up in the garden?

Maybe you will see mini beasts, reptiles and moths? Come and discover more.

Normal admission applies

Jazz on the lawn

Sunday 21 June 2015

Join us for a Father’s Day treat

Bring a picnic and a rug and enjoy the sounds of the Confederation New Orleans Jazz Band.

Normal admissions applies.