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Kingston Lacy

Wimborne Minster, Wimborne Minster BH21 4EA, England
01202 883402
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited Kingston Lacy yesterday as it was free entry because it was heritage weekend. We arrived at 11am and it was quite busy. If you wanted to get in the house you needed to queue up and get a house ticket from the table. This worked well to a certain extent unless there was a big group in front... More

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New Forest
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We have visited the Kingston Lacy estate often during the last few years to walk our dog along the Woodland Trail. We always stop off in the area known as the Kitchen Garden to relax, see the pigs and chickens, watch people working on the community growing spaces, admire the flower borders etc. but are especially interested in seeing the... More

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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Met some friends here with our two toddlers, had a lovely day as the sun was shining. The kids enjoyed running around in the woodland play area and they were fascinated by the little frog leaping around in the grass. Lots of trees in the woods had little doors that the kids could open to see pictures of animals which... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We went to Kingston Lacy on a rainy day to avoid getting too damp and the house itself is very impressive and has an intriguing collection of Egyptian artefacts alongside the impressive rooms. It would have been nice if it had more information on the family as a whole, how they gained the wealth to build the house and so... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Visited on a short break down to Dorset,there is something for everyone young or old. The house is splendid with plenty of information and well informed guides. Outside on the lawned area there are numerous seated areas including some deck chairs with canopies to shield from sun, games box with various pieces of equipment for family fun, the gardens are... More

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
118 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a truly magnificent house, gardens and grounds with something for everyone. The rooms have lots of good information sheets and the room guides are knowledgable. This house has a huge display of paintings - most rooms with information sheets about them. Superb marble landings with bronze statues and ceiling murals. My favourite part of the grounds is the... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

On our way to Dorchester we stopped of to visit Kingston Lacy which very pleased we made the time for, the house and grounds are really quite stunning and very worth visiting. Once you have completed looking around the rather splendid palatial 1700 century house which is full of fascinating artefacts and furniture there are 2/3 tea rooms and restaurants... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We have visited many times but this time we tried the Woodland Walk, which is advertised at about a mile. The walk is pretty, flat, quiet and just wonderful! If you have kids with you, they will be able to guess which animal is hidden beneath numerous "fairy doors" in the trunks of trees. I really recommend this route. It... More

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Greenville nc
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This lovely estate is part of the National Trust and is truly beautiful. The table in the formal dining room was set up with family silver, china and glassware. It is a perfect example of elaborate rituals of the Victorian era. Don't miss the Spanish Room with the hand painted door panels illustrating the seasons of the year. The guides... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We didn't get to see the house but there is plenty to enjoy on a summer's day in the grounds. Wandering around you'll find various gardens and big, green lawns for the kids to run around. The allotments were my favourite bit though, especially the 20 or so different scarecrows.

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