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Kingston Lacy

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Address: Wimborne Minster, Wimborne Minster BH21 4EA, England
Phone Number: 01202 883402
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A pleasant Surprise!

The snowdrops here, were amazing. I never imagined so many. Beautiful. The house and grounds really impressed me, and l can't wait to go back to see the the inside of the house... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
margaret S
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The snowdrops here, were amazing. I never imagined so many. Beautiful. The house and grounds really impressed me, and l can't wait to go back to see the the inside of the house. The Bankes Archive was very interesting, and the guides were informative, warm and helpful. I would thoroughly reccomend a visit to this delightful place.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Kingston Lacey on the 25/1/16 as we are members of the National Trust we were slightly disappointed as the house wasn't open. there was only an exhibition on we were not advised this when we arrived, we will visit again when the house is open.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent about 3 hours here on my way down to a weekend stay in Bournemouth in October 2015. I firstly did the tour of the house which was most interesting hearing about the Bankes family and their move to here after being forced out of Corfe Castle when it was under siege by the Parliamentarians in the English Civil... More 

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Thank PETER G
London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a great afternoon spent walking around here, taking in the gardens, stopping for a coffee and cake. A very nice way to spend lazy day in the country.

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Worcester Park
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being winter the rooms where not open but the gardens where plus a two room exhibition of some of the original owner Williams Bankes letters etc that he wrote from the Middle east on his travels. The grounds are very extensive and must be a joy in the spring but where lovely even in winter after the rain had cleared

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The NT book was not very clear about opening times of house. We had hoped to look around the house itself, however on the day only three rooms were open for an exhibition on the life of William John Bankes. The exhibition was very interesting and we will have to go back another day to look round the house. The... More 

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Thank Anthony A
Corfe Mullen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy the gardens. Have not visited the house. There is plenty of garden to walk in and can easily spend the whole day there just sitting in the sun reading a book

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Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As national trust members we like visiting Kingston Lacey. Beautiful family friendly gardens and activities. However, the cafe is over priced and food not great. No hot children's meals & expensive for quality you get. I'll go back but would bring my own food.

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Thank 30Katherine
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, wonderful place for my young sons to run about and beautiful gardens for me to enjoy whilst they're doing it. The staff are always friendly and helpful.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit this beautiful NT property quite often. We have never been disappointed with our visit. There is always something new to see. A display in the house, the gardens changing with the seasons. The cafe is set in the old stable block, and this is where we head to before a walk around the gardens. Even on busy summers... More 

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