Visiting Arlington: what you need to know

A family with dog sitting on a bench by the pond at Arlington Court

We're looking forward to welcoming you back in February 2021.

Please note, Arlington Court is currently closed and will open again on Saturday 13 February. The car park and wider estate remain open for walks.

Arriving at Arlington

Please park in the designated car park and make your way to the Reception building. please have your ticket ready to show our staff either on your phone or a printed copy. If you’re a member, you’ll also need to show your membership card.

In order to maintain social distancing, please arrive within your timeslot. Sadly, if you're more than 10 minutes late, we won’t be able to guarantee you entry. Your entry will be at the discretion of the property staff and will be based on visitor numbers and the ability to maintain social distancing.

The National Trust car park is located approximately 100m from Reception.

Staying safe at Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. And look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit. 

In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering inside, unless exempt. Please bring one with you.

What's open?

The car park, tea-room (for take-away only), toilets, Victorian flower garden, walled kitchen garden & grounds at Arlington Court are now open. The Carriage Museum and house will remain closed. We have now moved over to winter opening times, please check what's open and when before your visit.


  • There are designated Blue Badge parking spaces in the main car park.
  • Tramper available (subject to availability) for pre-booked ticket holders. Tramper must be also be pre-booked, please call 01271 850296 or email to do this.
  • Adapted toilets next to tea-room.
  • Loose gravel paths, slopes, partly accessible grounds. Map available of an accessible route around grounds.
  • Access statement available here, but please note that some parts of this property may be closed on your visit.


Exploring the garden

The garden is looking lovely, but it won’t be quite as you’re used to seeing it. We had almost no gardeners in the property for many weeks, while everyone stayed home and stayed safe.

We have a small team in now, but nowhere near what we’re used to, so the garden isn't perhaps as well-groomed as you might be expecting. There are some weeds and rough edges; please bear with us as we do what we can as soon as we can, and instead enjoy all the many other pleasures that our garden has to offer.

Gardeners will be working in the garden, please respect the social distancing guidelines around them and be aware that at times some areas may be closed for maintenance and to give the team space to work.

There will be no talks, tours, or opportunities for questions or advice at this time.


Bringing your family

With over 20 miles of walkways through woodlands, past play areas and along streams, there's plenty of family fun to be had outdoors.

Booking your tickets

How to book

All visitors must book a ticket in advance, including members. Entry and parking is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance.

  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket.
  • You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
  • The timeslot is for your arrival time only 
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 18 hours before a timeslot. 

Due to limited spaces, we’re asking that you only book once a week to allow others a chance to visit.

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.