Arlington Court was built in 1823 and is situated in the thickly wooded Yeo Valley. The centrepiece is the Victorian mansion, surrounded by formal and informal gardens. Also open to visitors is the stable yard, housing a collection of carriages and horse-drawn vehicles. Currently on loan from the Houses of Parliament is the Speaker’s State Coach, a glorious, gilded carriage with over 300 years of history. The extensive parkland around the house is grazed by Jacob sheep and Red Devon cattle, and there is a formal Victorian garden with a conservatory that was rebuilt in 2012, planted with exotic species and walled garden providing produce for the tea room and flowers for the house. Please telephone for details of events running throughout the year and winter opening hours.
Facilities – at a glance
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Virtual tour of first floor, wheelchairs, buggy to ferry passengers from house to carriage museum, ramps at house, Braille guide
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open 11 Feb-29 Oct, daily 10.30-5 (last admission 4.30). Grounds open dawn till dusk
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About the area
With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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