Visiting Barrington Court: what you need to know
The garden, kiosk, shop and book barn at Barrington Court are open. The house is closed. You don't need to book your visit in advance.
The garden, parkland and toilets are open daily from 10am to 5pm. The shop is open a little later, from 11am to 5pm, and the kiosk (takeaway only) closes a little earlier at 4.45pm.
The second-hand book barn is open every day from 11am to 4pm. Book donations are by appointment only.
The house is closed.
Arrival and parking
The Visitor Welcome team are ready to great in reception, which is just next to the main car park. If you’re a member, you’ll need to show your membership card and non-members can purchase a ticket.
The car park is open until 5.30pm. Parking is free and it's a 30-yard walk from the car park to the gardens. There is designated mobility parking in main car park, which is gravel. Unfortunately, we are not currently able to loan any wheelchairs or operate the transfer vehicle.
The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our priority. Face coverings are recommended in enclosed and crowded areas during your visit. We'll continue to provide hand sanitiser and stick to our high standards of cleanliness.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.
How long can I spend here?
There is no limit to the amount of time you can spend at Barrington Court during your visit.
Can I bring a dog?
Dogs are not allowed in the formal garden except for assistance dogs, but are welcome on leads around the estate.
Dog bins can be found in strategic positions, so please make use of them.
• Accessible toilet and baby change facilities available.
• The route to the formal gardens is step free. Path surfaces around the wider estate include brick, tarmac and grass.
• The formal gardens have brick paths that are accessible for wheelchairs, albeit bumpy and uneven in places.
Exploring the garden
The garden is looking lovely, but it won’t be quite as you’re used to seeing it. We’ve had just our head gardener 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 (like many of us). You might spot some weeds and rough edges; please bear with us, and instead enjoy all the many other pleasures that our garden has to offer. Long grass and wild flowers are very attractive to bees and butterflies, and wild creatures such as stoats and deer have been much braver in visiting the garden during lockdown.
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 are currently no talks, tours, or opportunities for questions or advice at this time.