National Trust Arlington Court

The Arlington estate dates from the late fifteenth century when the Chichester family established their first mansion on this site. Now home to an impressive Regency house, carriage museum, formal gardens and pleasure grounds, it welcomes around 90,000 visitors a year. Arlington is open every day from mid February to 28 October and then at weekends only during the winter. Full opening details here.

Tramper hire is included in entry fee. Entrance and parking is free for National Trust members. 

Lake walk / red route– 2 miles circular route. A pleasant route through the woodland and across the parkland with highlights including an avenue of monkey puzzle trees, a lake, bird hide, and two family friendly play areas..

Visitor route – approx. 1 mile. Enjoy a visit to Arlington – visit the house and carriage museum (where you can borrow a wheel chair for inside) and explore the walled fruit and vegetable garden and formal Victorian garden.

  • Tramper users must be accompanied by a non-disabled person for safety reasons at this site.
  • Due to the more challenging terrain, we recommend that you have prior experience of using the Tramper
  • Path surfaces – stones, grass, muddy patches, uneven in places
  • Path gradients – flat and hilly stretches, one steep ascent
  • Some paths have narrow sections and tight turning areas
  • A couple of gates along the trails

Contact details

Address Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4LP
Telephone 01271850296

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Key information

2 Trampers Available


Information Centre

Dogs Welcome

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet(s)

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By Road – 8 miles north-east of Barnstaple along the A39 on right. From M5 take junction 27 along A361 to South Molton and turn onto A399 to Blackmore Gate. Turn left onto A39 for 3 miles and follow signs for Arlington on left