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Kingston Lacy

Wimborne Minster, Wimborne Minster BH21 4EA, England
01202 883402
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Southampton
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Had long wanted to visit here and went to a craft fair in the grounds. Plenty of parking and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Dogs welcome in the gardens and grounds, but obviously not in the house! It's a fascinating place with a long history, a lot of which I learned from the room cards and from the excellent volunteers; and... More

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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Immaculately kept garden with lots of different themes to explore. We particularly liked the Chinese section although some of it is roped off as it's quite delicate. The children particularly enjoyed making insect hotels in the Kitchen Garden. If gardens are your thing there's lots to take in and enjoy. A little disappointed to find that the House is closed... More

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Have wanted to visit for a long time and was not disappointed. As we were staying locally we returned for another visit the following day! Gardens are stunning and so beautifully maintained. The house is exceptional. We learned so much historical information. Not from a guidebook, but from the National Trust volunteers in each room. Library and Servant's quarters with... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place to visit, lots to see and do. Avoid the food though. We went on a Bank Holiday and the food was poor but expensive. They clearly can't cope with high numbers and the available tables indoors are crammed into dark rooms (Stables). Advise you sit outside. I had to return my meal as it was cold and got... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We recently became National Trust members so decided to visit Kingston Lacey - we weren't really expecting much just lots of space to let our toddler run around but once through the gate we found there was so many different beautiful gardens, a play area, animals ( piglets have just arrived) We now visit often and we still have so... More

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Broadstone, Dorset
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Best visited on a dry sunny day, when the house is not too crowded, and a walk round the gardens can be taken as a leisurely stroll, this is one of the best properties owned by the National Trust. Inside the house is an incredible collection of paintings collected over generations, the furniture is exquisite, and the house is very... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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174 reviews 174 reviews
146 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Kingston Lacy had so many paintings to see, some famous artists some not so famous but all worth the time and trouble to see. The rooms were great and there were lots of antiques but it was the paintings that kept me riveted for so long. Worth the effort to go but give yourself lots of time to fully take... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We initially visited with the intention of attending the craft fair that was on this weekend, however once we got to the house, we discovered just how vast a place Kingston Lacy is, and it easily took up a whole afternoon's visit. The guides around the property were extremely informative and helpful and the property itself is gorgeous. So many... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I usually love National Trust properties, but I was somewhat disappointed by Kingston Lacy. The restaurant let it down due to its awkward service and claustrophic, depressing indoor seating areas - no lights, few windows and too many tables in too small a space, as well as cheap, uncomfortable furniture. If possible, try to sit outside! The food was acceptable... More

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Unfortunately, we went on a day that the house was closed so missed going inside. Personally, I think the house should be open every day in July and August. Having said that, we availed of an excellent tour of the gardens with the very knowledgeable Theresa who also gave us a bit of the history of the house and the... More

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