Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

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Arlington Court is the unexpected jewel of the North Devon countryside. Located on the edge of Exmoor, it is a complete estate originally held by the Chichester family for over five hundred years.

Step back in time and enjoy the timeless delights of the Regency house, once home to the Chichester family. Explore the ornate yet cosy rooms that purvey a homely, family atmosphere. Discover the Aladdin's cave of collections consisting of treasures for all tastes, from model ships to shells, collected over several generations.

Discover the National Trust Carriage Museum in the stables housing over forty Regency and Victorian vehicles for every occasion from cradle to grave. Currently on loan from the Houses of Parliament is the Speaker’s State Coach, a glorious, gilded carriage with over 300 years of history.

Explore the pristine Victorian garden and conservatory housing a variety of exotic plants and discover the Walled garden growing produce for use in the Old Kitchen and Garden tea-rooms.

Take a stroll around one of the many walks across the estate including the family play trail with natural play areas and see the Ruby Red Devon cattle and Jacob sheep grazing the parkland.


  • Display of model ships including those made by French prisoners of war in the 18th century
  • Vast collection of sea shells from around the world
  • William Blake painting sometimes known as 'The Sea of Time and Space' discovered by Trust staff in the 1950s
  • Grand entrance hall with sweeping marble staircase
  • The gold Speaker's State Coach on loan from the House of Commons. This was last used at the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
  • Queen Victoria's pony phaeton
  • The play carriage in the stable yard
  • The Victorian garden with newly built conservatory housing a range of exotic blooms
  • The large walled garden growing a variety of produce used in our tea-room and sold as jams and chutneys in the shop
  • The family play trail around the old lake and through the woods with fort, mudslide, balance beams and more.
  • Livestock grazing the parkland including Ruby Red Devon cattle and Jacob sheep
  • Various walks across the estate including the Old Lake walk and Deer park walk
  • The Old Kitchen and Garden tea-rooms selling seasonal dishes using produce from the gardens throughout the year and scrumptious home-made cakes and Devonshire cream teas.
  • The shop selling Arlington produce including jams, chutneys and at certain times of the year veg boxes, as well as a range of National Trust merchandise


  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe / Restaurant
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Gift Shop
  • WC

Opening Times

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Contact Details

Arlington Court
EX31 4LP

Telephone: 01271 850296