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Group visits to Arlington Court

A group gathers around a table during a tour of the house at Arlington Court
Group visits at Arlington Court | © National Trust Images / Arnhel de Serra

There is so much to see and do on a visit to Arlington with your group. Book your group in and explore the house with its homely interior, the elegant carriages from yesteryear and the colourful Victorian flower garden and productive walled kitchen garden. Find out about how to book and the information you need to plan your visit.

When can groups visit Arlington Court?

Arlington Court welcomes groups throughout the year. If you're part of a group of 15 or more, you can qualify for the reduced group admission rate for non-members within the group. Any National Trust members in your group can receive free entry when they show a valid membership card.

Please note, pre-booking is essential for all group visits. Please enquire well in advance to check for group visit availability on your chosen day.

Arrival at Arlington Court

There are limited coach parking spaces in the main car park and it's essential that you book your party in. Coach drivers get free entry and a refreshment voucher for the tea-room.

The welcome team will greet your group in reception and provide you with maps and information on what additional activities are happening that day.

The visitor buggy at Arlington Court driving along the path in front of the main house at Arlington Court, Devon.
The visitor buggy at Arlington Court | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra


Wheelchairs are available to borrow from the reception on a first come, first served basis. There are also two Trampers which are available to hire by calling the main office on 01271 850296. The Trampers need to be pre-booked and the user must be accompanied and be a member of Countryside Mobility Southwest. You can join Countryside Mobility Southwest at Arlington Court.

A volunteer-driven buggy is available from the house to the carriage museum. Please note this is subject to volunteer availability.

Further information regarding access to Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum can be found on the full access statement on our homepage.

Catering for your group

The Old Kitchen tea-room welcomes group bookings, please enquire.

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

Get in touch about bringing a group to Arlington Court

If you would like to book a group visit, please contact the team on 01271 850296 or email

A visitor admires a small elephant statue in the Long Room at Arlington Court, Devon

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