Barrington Court - National Trust

Barrington Court - National Trust
near Ilminster
TA19 0NQ




01460 241938

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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 hey day. 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.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Museum

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Adult: £10.90
Child: £5.40
Family: £27.20


  • National Trust

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Social History

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Apple Day

  • 26 October 2014 11am-4:30pm

Join us for a day of picking, pressing, identifying and tasting - why not bring your own 'mystery' apples? There will be apple games and orchard walks, something for all the family.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £12.00, Child: £6.00


Girl carrying wood

Den Building

  • 28 October 2014 11am-3pm

Come down to the woods today if you dare, but not if you easily scare. Build a den out of branches and sticks, to hide yourself from the evil witch.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Admissions costs: Adult: £10.90. Child: £5.40. Family: £27.20.


Image showing fallen autumn leaves on a forest floor

Autumn Leaves Wall Hanging

  • 1 November 2014 10am-4pm

Get into Autumn and the beauty of leaves by making this stunning wall hanging in colours of your choosing. You will learn to make three dimensional leaves to decorate the quilted background of the hanging.

Suitable for

  • 18+


£30.00 per person.