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Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

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Lovely location, pleasant cafe and beautiful house interior.

I visited recently with a friend, accidentally, in that we were there for a walk but taking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gail T
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Wonderful collection of horse drawn carriages

The claim to have the largest collection of carriages is no exaggeration. Well laid out and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter F
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited recently with a friend, accidentally, in that we were there for a walk but taking advantage of my membership, we went around the house too. In truth, I would have spent more time if I had been on my own and look forward...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gail T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The claim to have the largest collection of carriages is no exaggeration. Well laid out and labelled showing how people travelled before the times of cars and trains. The house is also worth a visit with a number of interesting exhibits and history especially of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The house alone is well worth the visit. Beautiful rooms and lots of information about its history and the lives of the Chichester family. Outside there are extensive gardens including a very large walled garden. If this was not enough you also have the fascinating...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank patcf100
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A lovely property with very friendly staff willing to chat and tell you lots about the rooms and the things in them. The carriage museum was much bigger than we expected and had a super exhibit we had no idea was here, and it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank helgre2016
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Something for everyone both indoors and out. A combination of culture, local history and the great outdoors.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank delve_woodlandtots
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Volunteers in all the many rooms of this magnificent estate are eager to explain all the history and culture of the place. The Chichester family lived here from the 1800s and there are charts explaining the family tree. Dogs are welcome on the many walks....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elga K
Reviewed 29 October 2018

What a wonderful visit to this lovely Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum. We could not believe how much was here. A lovely house with excellent help with volunteers throughout, but the icing on the case was the Carriage Museum. Do not miss...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jenny E
Reviewed 28 October 2018

The National Trust have had this property since 1945. Prior to this it was the home of the Chichester family for over five hundred years. The house is very interesting to look round and has an amazing collection of rare shells, pewter and model ships,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pop36
Reviewed 27 October 2018

An interesting family home dating back almost 200 years. However the estate offers so much more. There are some wonderful woodland and countryside walks to the lake and Monkey Puzzles and much more. But don't leave without taking the walk across to the Carriage Museum...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SouthernVectis
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit and even after a couple of hours drive it was well worth it. Great house, not ostentatious , just what a family in their social standing would have. The carriage museum was outstanding, so interesting and as usual National Trust staff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sunflower1180
5 July 2017|
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Response from Kc2610 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry , I can't remember if its an inclusive price. You need good weather to view the gardens and estate though. I have visited often enough to know rain isn't good for walking through the lower estate
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Jess G
28 October 2016|
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Response from NickRH14 | Reviewed this property |
free entry if the house is closed (house only open at weekends this time of year)
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lindalone
9 September 2016|
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Response from Rita T | Reviewed this property |
Not absolutely certain, as we don't have a dog, but I did see some people with dogs on leads around the grounds but not in the house or carriage museum. Hope this helps.
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