Europe’s largest conservation charity. Around Exmoor we look after landscapes rich in wildlife, the wild coastline, a castle home and a house full of collections
The National Trust is Europe’s largest conservation charity. On Exmoor they look after landscapes that are rich in wildlife, a wild coastline, a castle home and a house full of collections.
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum: Hidden in the lichen-draped landscape of North Devon, Arlington is a surprise and a delight. The starkly classical exterior of the house gives no hints as to what lies inside, recently redisplayed to share the passions of the Chichester family who lived here. The stable block houses a nationally important display of more than 40 carriages, from grand state coaches to humble governess cars. The garden is restored to its colourful Victorian glory, and the conservatory’s exotic plants reveal the Chichesters’ world travel.