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.

Den building

Make a den with our ranger

9 April 11am

Sticks and leaves, mud and stuff all go to make a fun filled morning, wrap up warm put your wellies on and get stuck in. 

£1.00 per child. 


Wildlife days

 What's woken up in the garden?

26 - 29 May 11am - 4pm

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

Free event. Normal admission applies.

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

2015 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail logo

Find your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize

3 - 6 April 12noon - 4.30pm.

Join in with our themed hunt, lots of fresh air and running around the grounds. £2.00 per child. Normal admission applies.