In 1907 Barrington Court became the first major project of the National Trust, but it was in such disrepair that this conservation project almost ruined the organization.

In 1920 Colonel Arthur Lyle intervened and he saved Barrington Court. Within five years, he had completed the restoration of the focal Court House. The house served as the Lyle family home until 1991.

Nowadays, this 16th century manor house attracts thousands of visitors each year. You can roam through the empty house and imagine how it once would have looked like.

Outside, you can stroll through the beautiful gardens.

The famous Gertrude Jekyll influenced the walled White Garden, Rose and Iris Garden and Lily Garden. The original kitchen garden is our favourite, and it still remains productive; supplying the restaurant in Strode House.

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Barrington Court is located in the stunning south Somerset countryside so bring your walking boots!

There are quite a lot of great walks to explore around the pretty village of Barrington.

We would recommend visiting Barrington Court in the morning, then stop for lunch at the Barrington Boar before enjoying a 4-mile circular to Hurcott, Atherstone and Stocklinch.

Cool Places to Explore

Montacute House | Burrow Hill | Ham Hill | Somerset Levels | Gastonbury Tor | Lytes Cary Manor | East Lambrook Manor Gardens | Muchelney Abbey | Hestercombe Gardens | Forde Abbey.

Cool Places to Eat

The Barrington Boar | The Lord Poulett Arms | Guddi & Gikki | The Devonshire Arms | The Queens Arms.