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Barrington Court, National Trust

Barrington Court, Barrington, TA19 0NQ


Barrington Court, located in the stunning south Somerset countryside, is a charming Tudor manor house complimented beautifully with Gertrude Jekyll-inspired gardens, apple orchards and a working kitchen garden.

Barrington Court, National Trust

Barrington Court Somerset National Trust - Discover the haunting echoes of the past at Barrington Court, a Tudor manor house free from collections and furniture. Explore using your imagination and your senses to discover a house full of memories, where light fills the rooms and you feel you can almost touch the past.

The property was saved from ruin and restored by the Lyle family in 1920s, when the Court House resembled a barn rather than the proud manor house that it is. Close your eyes and you’ll almost be able to hear the sounds and see the sights of the glamorous parties held in the great hall during Barrington’s heyday. On the first floor listen out for the voices resonating from the past, of the young evacuees who called Barrington home during the Second World War.

Stroll through the Gertrude Jekyll inspired gardens, which with their focus on plant varieties and colours are a delight for all the senses. Be spurred on in your own garden or allotment by the stone-walled kitchen garden that produces a variety of delicious fruit and vegetables. Don’t just take our word for it, why not stop off in the Strode House Restaurant to taste these home-grown delights.

Barrington Court predominantly featured in BBC’s highly acclaimed recent production of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall.

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Opening Hours

March to November









              TRAVEL & TRADE

                • Groups accepted

                • Guide dogs permitted

                • Guided Tours Available for Groups

                • On site parking

                • On-Site café/restaurant

                • On-site Restaurant/Cafe

                • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

                • Shop

                • Toilets

                Road Directions

                Road: In Barrington village, 5ml NE of Ilminster, on B3168. Signposted from A358 (Ilminster–Taunton) or A303 (Hayes End roundabout)

                Public Transport Directions

                Nearest Station: Crewkerne 7miles
                Cycle: National Cycle Route 33 (see http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ for more info)
                Bus: 632/633 Ilminster - Martock (Mon-Sat, No Public Holidays) with connections on 30A from Taunton and 52 from Yeovil.


                Barrington Court, National Trust
                Barrington Court
                TA19 0NQ
                United Kingdom

                T: 01460 241938

                E: barringtoncourt@nationaltrust.org.uk

                W: nationaltrust.org.uk/barrington-court/

                Facebook: @BarringtonNT

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