Saturday, 12 March 2016

Arlington Court

Arlingtion Court is a National Trust house in North Devon near Barnstaple.
 It is worth a visit if you are in the area.  We spent four hours or more visiting today.
 The ceilings are very impressed.
 The staircase is very grand.  The railings on the stairs would make a lovely quilt pattern.
 There are two bedspreads that I thought were wonderful
 I would have to call the second bed covering a quilt.
We walk over to see the kitchen garden.  Mr D wanted to get some ideas for his kitchen garden or should I really call it a veggie patch!!
 The gardeners were busy preparing the large plots for planting.
 The kitchen garden is a walled garden, which keeps the plots protected from wind and cold.
Just in front of the kitchen garden is an ornamental garden.
 We continue to walk along the path to the carriage museum.
 The national collection of carriages is housed in the stable block .  It is also worth a visit.
 This is a very large estate.  I would recommend to walk comfortable shoes.
There is also a tea room and gift shop.  We took a picnic and enjoyed eating our lunch in the grounds.

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