Arlington Court, England

With more than 20 miles of coastal footpaths to discover, a grand Victorian garden full of exotic flowers, walled garden stuffed with produce used in the tea room and a beautiful old house containing fascinating Victorian treasures, Arlington Court and National Trust Carriage Museum is an Exmoor gem. Arlington, crouched in the wooded valley of the River Yeo, has been an estate held by the Chichester family for more than 500 years and although the house presents a rather austere front, inside its rooms are cosy and homely with everything from interesting shells to model ships to study. Head to the Carriage Museum to find means of transport for every occasion including the gilded Speaker’s State Coach, on loan from the Houses of Parliament. The coastline we look after has so many stories to tell. Smugglers, shipwrecks, battles, storms – our shores have seen it all. Whether you’re looking for a bracing clifftop ramble, a gentle stroll on the beach or a fun day out with family and friends. We look after many ancient buildings. So it’s no surprise that some play host to a few ghost stories. Meet the headless phantoms, strange apparitions, tormented souls and one kindly spirit with a fondness for children.

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