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Kingston Lacy

Address: Wimborne Minster, Wimborne Minster BH21 4EA, England
Phone Number: 01202 883402
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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Dorset
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101 reviews 101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Love Kingston Lacy with all the trees etc. Great little cafe where I often attend a business meeting. Staff are always helpful

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Kingston Lacey is a grand national trust house, but in keeping with most national trust properties, the main venue is left to the volunteers; who are brilliant, whilst the national trust focuses on the cafe and shop. In regards to the former, I was charged 90p for a banana and I drank but didn't enjoy a cup of weak coffee.... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Fantastic visit to this well presented National trust building a must for all the family. Great food and the grounds well presented for walks, picnics and interesting monuments. Visit the kitchen garden with pigs and other animals, a lovely relaxing day.

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bournemouth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

went for an out of season visit,some of the walks were closed but still paid full entry fee, restaurant was closed so had a tepid cup of coffee in the stable cafe, decided not to pay £5.50 for a bowl of parsnip and apple soup, thought £15 .70 was expensive for 3 coffees 2 shortbread biscuits (£2.00 each) 1 pastie... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lovely place to visit. Even this time of year when cold. Enjoyed seeing the pigs the most. Sad the orchid house was closed early and certain parts of the grounds - as it is still very mild and early November. Great though and will keep coming

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Wimborne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The National Trust property of Kingston Lacy near Wimborne Minster in Dorset is one of my favourite places; it is not far from my home and it a peaceful place to escape to any time of the year. The grounds also host various events throughout the summer months. In the house there are many works of art and there is... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

From first impressions on the drive up to the house, the beautiful gardens and the happy friendly staff. The NT have a gem with this place. I do not tire from visiting and their is always something different going on. I had the pleasure to see a Ball in the Ballroom and take part in a dance. The shop always... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We kept seeing signs for this NT property on our way to Lyme Regis and as we are NT members, we decided to visit. It looked very good on NT website and as we love walking we were really looking forward to exploring the grounds. We visited on Saturday and the house was only accessible on a guided tour. We... More

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Bewdley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A place I have visited before turned out to be closed on Mondays apart from a guided visit which can be quiet boring in our experience if you have read the guide book from cover to cover and can only go in some of the rooms. Avoid Mondays if you want to be able to wander leisurely through the house.

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surrey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I recently stayed in Dorset with my husband and 2 daughters (age 8 and 4) we decided to visit Kingston Lacy as we are NT members. What an amazing place. My eldest daughter was very excited to see the original keys to Corfe castle. The house itself is mind boggling beautiful - the volunteers so cheery and eager to pass... More

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