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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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Good morning or afternoon visit

Lots of space. The Kitchen Garden really interesting and now you can get a great coffee over there, or ice cream. Also toilet facilities. Nice to look around the allotments. On... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Lots of space. The Kitchen Garden really interesting and now you can get a great coffee over there, or ice cream. Also toilet facilities. Nice to look around the allotments. On way back a nice walk round the azaleas (at this time of year). Shop worth a visit. Lovely cards etc. Also plants available. Grounds are lovely.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We live very close to Kingston Lacy and have visited the gardens once or twice a week for the last twenty years for a walk. The National Trust are slowly but surely spoiling the place in their quest to encourage more visitors. They don't seem to appreciate that people love the place as it was. Apparently every thing is now... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

"Your dog is welcome" says the dog owners page of the NT Kingston Lacy website..."Whether you are a local dog walker who visits regularly or a visitor from further afield, we welcome all types of dogs. With miles of paths to explore, trees to sniff and grass to roll in we think you'll both have a great day." Having experienced... More 

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poole
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Lovely house which is well managed with super gardens accessible all year round. Well staffed by volunteers who are always very knowledgable. The cafe is always a good place to get some refreshments and a lovely shop as well.

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Halton Hills, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The gardens were lovely and very natural. Alan our tour guide took us through the house and was both entertaining and well informed. The National Trust does a great job preserving UK heritage. I recommend Kingston Lacy as a must see if going to Dorset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you have children head for the forest walk it is nicely spread out and has lots of imaginative play equipment. Gardens are nice too.

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London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
11 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Superb house and small gardens with woodland walks. The house is very impressive and all the guides in the rooms are so knowledgeable about the history of the house and the owners

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Beautiful house and grounds,worth a visit. Fascinating trip back to Victorian era. Friendly volunteers and staff throughout. Stunning Dorset countryside around. If visiting in May take time to visit the bluebell wood near Pamphill.

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Frome, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Try following the B8032 as your approach to the estate. The beech trees line the road passing the Badbury Rings. The House itself is compact and takes you over muliple levels giving you a perfect idea of how it would actually feel to be living there all those years ago. Note that restricted access to ground floor only for the... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The gardens were looking beautiful and we had a lovely walk around the woodlands. The house is very impressive and when talking to the volunteers, we learned some wonderfully interesting facts about the house, paintings, murals etc. They were very knowledgeable and helpful. I bought the guidebook to read later and it was worth the £5. If it is very... More 

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