Newton Abbot Travel Club


Saturday 25th March 2023

Morning departure for Barnstaple with time for you to have a look around and get a snack.

The old Pannier Market is presently closed and being refurbished but I believe some of the stalls are now in the Green Lanes Shopping Centre.


After lunch we visit Arlington Court which is just outside Barnstaple.

A complete family estate held by the Chichester family for over five hundred years. The collection consists of treasures for all tastes, from model ships to shells, collected over several generations. The house itself, built in 1823 and extended in 1860, has an austere facade. However, inside the cosy rooms.


Arlington is perhaps best known for its Carriage Collection, set in the historic stables.  The National Trust's Carriage Museum has been amassed over the past 60 years and now has  over 40 private vehicles on display mostly dating from the nineteenth century. The collection includes carriages of the wealthy and aristocracy, coachman-driven vehicles, owner-driven carriages, more informal carriages and some vehicles for other uses.


For those that like the outdoors, there is a lake walk of approx. 2 miles with bird hide & a 3 mile walk through Deer Park Woods + the gardens which might not have a lot to see at this time of the year. 



Coach departs Forde Park  08.45    followed by pickups Railway Station  (park side) B&Q, Next Greenhill Way route, Warecross & Exeter Services.


Coach Fare £25.00   

NT members on production of their membership have free entry which is usually about £13.00.



Please leave names incase of cancellations


I do have a few FREE  entry passes  for non members on a first come basis    so please enquire if you would like one asap. 

These are from the Western Morning News & Devon Live.