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

Vibrant colours in the walled gardens © NTPL/Mat Applegate

Vibrant colours in the walled gardens

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.

Antiques Roadshow

18 September
9.30am - 4.30pm

Some of Britain's leading antiques and fine art experts will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who are invited to raid their attics and bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot bargains for inspection.

Secret gardens

Weekends from 16 August to 14 September

Join us for a special behind the scenes tour of the gardens, the potting shed, boiler house, fruit terrace, garden nursery, greenhouses, and garden pre-Lyle.

Day of dance

Sat 4 October
All day

Experience the sights and sounds of a host of traditional dances, as we share in the joy of movement and music.


Great British Walk

Sat 11 and Fri 17 October
11am - 12pm

Take a guided walk with our ranger around the wider estate, surrounded by Autumnal colour, and with the satisfying crunch of leaves beneath your feet. 


Mon 27 October - Sun 2 November
11am - 4pm

Follow the Halloween trail around the Court House, and join in with the creepy crawly craft activities.