Visiting as a group
Whether your interests lie in architecture, gardening, history and craftsmanship, or you just want to enjoy a stimulating day out, Barrington Court is the perfect place to visit with your group. There's so much to see and experience.
The unfurnished Court was home to the fascinating Lyle family for three generations. Feel the atmosphere and mystery as you wander through the house at your own pace; hear stories of the Court's history from our friendly volunteers, or simply sit and leaf through archive photographs.
Originally built in the sixteenth century, Barrington Court was rescued by the National Trust in 1907 and restored by Colonel and Elsie Lyle in the 1920s. With help from renowned architect E.F. Forbes, they remade the buildings, incorporating Colonel Lyle’s collection of salvaged antique woodwork.
The surrounding farmyard at Barrington Court was also developed at this time, retaining the original walls and structures as part of the design to create 'arts and crafts'-style gardens. With advice from Gertrude Jekyll for planting schemes, the gardens still flourish and offer something new to see with every visit.
Enjoy a great selection of refreshments in our dining and tearoom, and do leave enough time to visit our shop, the second-hand book barn and the five independent artisan workshops along the avenue.
Just for groups:
- Reduced admission price for groups of 15+ (National Trust members free)
- Free coach parking (pre-booking essential)
If you would like to make a booking to visit please contact us: