Quince Honey Farm & Arlington Court (Nat Trust)
Quince Honey Farm Tour & Arlington Court (National Trust), Devon
Quince Honey Farm Tour
Now one of Britain's leading honey farms, Quince Honey Farm in South Molton is a family run business which was first established in 1949 by George Wallace and two hives of bees. Now in its third generation and with over 1000 hives, they are always refining new beekeeping techniques and growing in knowledge.
A working honey farm and a tourist attraction, it offers a great day out for all ages, with something happening every hour of every day. Join a Guided Tour of the unique BeeWorld attraction and see millions of bees (all housed behind protective glass), watch a Beekeeping Demo and hold a frame of bees, sample their delicious honeys, try your hand at rolling a beeswax candle, enjoy a bee themed talk, encounter some creepy crawlies in the Critter Cabin, and get suited up to take part in Be a Beekeeper where you will be guided through the inner workings of a live beehive.
Arlington Court & Carriage Museum - National Trust
Arlington Court is an unexpected jewel on the edge of Exmoor, 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 purvey a homely, family atmosphere.
The Carriage Museum in the stables has a vehicle for every occasion from cradle to grave. Currently on loan from the Houses of Parliament is the Speaker's State Coach, a glorious, gilded carriage with over 300 years of history.
Keeping Arlington alive:
In 2019 we're celebrating the 70th anniversary of Arlington Court being in the care of the National Trust. We'll commemorate Miss Chichester's amazing gift by planting 100 trees for each of those years
New exhibition in the house for 2019: exploring the history of the estate with some of Miss Chichester's never-before seen photographs
Over 20 miles of footpaths to explore, including our popular lake walk, just under two miles, which tours the man-made lake and bridge piers of an unfulfilled Victorian dream
Formal Victorian garden with conservatory rebuilt in 2012, planted with exotic species and walled garden providing produce for the tea room and flowers for the house
An abundance of wildlife to discover including two species of bat roosting in the cellars, an ancient heronry and a birdhide, to view nature at its best.
National Trust Members - Free Entry to Arlington Court
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.