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Address: Wimborne Minster, Wimborne Minster BH21 4EA, England
Phone Number: 01202 883402
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Regular visit

Lovely house great food and the estate is good to walk through for all ages and for people who may find it difficult move or walk. Well worth a visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely house great food and the estate is good to walk through for all ages and for people who may find it difficult move or walk. Well worth a visit

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Dorset
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best N.T properties. Great house, lovely walks and a good restaurant. Guides are first class. Try to get on a guided walk and they visit the Japanese Garden amd have access which is normally locked..

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

What a place! You think you reach the top of the house then you find more! The history of the place is very interesting and you can tell that the volunteers love it. Highlight for me apart from all the paintings was the Egyptian room. Amazing stuff that you would normally find in a museum. Oh and did I mention... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the visit on the whole. Certainly interesting and the volunteers well-informed. John, on the top floor during our visit, was a veritable mine of information - well worth anyone's time! The gardens are superb and must be delightful at certain times of the year. But I didn't really enjoy the house as much as I felt I should. Obviously... More 

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Somerset
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200 reviews 200 reviews
54 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped off here on a Monday on our way to Poole. I knew from looking at the NT website that we would only be able to join a guided tour of the house. We arrived at 11:10 and had to wait until 12 for the guided tour. Fortunately it was a dry day, because the coffee shop was already... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting house and grounds. Whilst the is a lot of informatin about each room and it's contents available, there didn't seem to be any general info about the family without buying a guide book, a short resume which could easily be printed on the back of the garden plan and would be helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Kingston Lacy is a lovely country mansion set in some beautiful grounds. We went to visit the specular snowdrops, and free event. There are varying prices depending on whether you wish to visit the house and grounds or the grounds only. There are many events on during the year and it is well worth visiting their website. If you wish... More 

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West Country
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a very attractive house, but like all big NT houses there is something of a museum atmosphere. Perhaps this is inevitable, but it is sad to think that a great house like this was once so much more than a colection of historical objects and paintings. It was once alive with real people both above and below stairs.

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Kingston Lacy is situated in the beautiful Dorset countryside. The house was not fully opened but we had an informative lady guide who showed us around the rooms that were open.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Due to it being a very cold day we did not spend too long in the gardens but the visit to the house was excellent. There were lots of interesting objects and decor and it was wonderful to see paintings by so many world renowned artists. The staff were very friendly and well informed..

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