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Arlington Court,The National Trust North Devon

Arlington Court is located on the edge of Exmoor, the estate is held by the Chichester family and has been for over 500 years. Arlington House was built in 1823 and was later extended in 1860.

Inside the house you will find treasures from model ships to shells in the cosy homely rooms. Also on the Arlington grounds you will find the carriage museum in the stables, in here you will see carriages for all occasions from cradle to grave.

There is over 20 miles of footpaths to explore, including the popular lake walk, which is just under two miles & tours the man-made lake and bridge piers of an unfulfilled Victorian dream

In the formal Victorian garden with conservatory which was rebuilt in 2012, you can see exotic species. The walled garden provides produce for the tea room and flowers for the house.

Arlington Court hold event days throughout the year, following is a selection of the days offered throughout 2014:

Spring Garden Celebration – 5th & 6th April 2014
Visit the gardens when they are waking up for spring and meet the garden team to find out what they do at this time of year. During the Spring Garden Celebration the tearoom is offering a special menu and you can find spring related crafts for the children.

Spring Lamb Talks – 7th to 21st April 2014 daily at 3pm
Meet the new flock of spring lambs with an Arlington Ranger to find out more about rearing sheep and how they help our estate thrive.

Arlington May Fair – 28th May 2014
The may fair is held to celebrate all that’s fantastic about rural crafts and country skills. You can watch local craftspeople create their work and then head over to the marquee to buy hand made items.

Ranger Skills Days – every Wednesday & Friday between 9th April & 20th August 2014 between 11am & 3pm
Join the rangers on a fun day out in the outdoors. The skills days give you the chance to see what it is the rangers do and try your hand at some rangering skills such as, shelter building, cooking on a fire, tracking animals, hunting for bugs and more.

For more information please visit their website:
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court