Visiting as a group

Barrington Court from the south lawn

Whether your interests are gardening, architecture, history, craftsmanship, or just to enjoy a stimulating day out, Barrington Court is a perfect place to visit with your group as there is so much to see and experience.

The unfurnished Court House was home to the fascinating Lyle family for three generations. Feel the atmosphere and mystery as you wander around at your own pace; hear stories about the history of the house when you chat to the volunteers or leaf through the archive photographs and written information.

Originally built in the 16th century, Barrington Court House and garden was rescued by the National Trust in 1907 and restored by Colonel and Elsie Lyle in the 1920’s. With help from the 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 original walls and structures as part of the design to create an arts and crafts style garden. With advice from Gertrude Jekyll for the planting schemes, the garden flourishes and constantly offers something new to see on every visit.   

Enjoy a great selection of food and drinks at our dining and tea rooms. Do leave enough time to visit our shop, the five independent artisan workshops and our second hand book barn.

Just for groups:  

  • Reduced admission price for groups of 15 or more, National Trust members are free.
  • Free coach parking (pre-booking is essential)

If you would like to make a booking to visit please contact us:

01460 241938