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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, Traveler Resources
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Epsom
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251 reviews 251 reviews
92 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

What made our visit so special was the warm welcome from all the staff that we spoke to. They clearly loved the house and site and knew a lot of its history. This was our first visit. There was not a lot to see, so we are going to try to revisit later in the year. While in the area... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My children love this place. Lots of room to run around outside and usually some event going on to entertain them too. I do feel it's quite expensive if you're not a National Trust member but luckily we now are so more visits to come.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We arrived on a blustery but not too cold January Sunday morning to find a car park surprisingly full of visitors. We knew the house was closed, but were told that the Woodland Walk (roughly half the estate) was also closed due to an impending assessment for tree damage following severe gales. Well, you can't odds that, can you? We... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Period house set in magnificent grounds and extensive established gardens - as a National Trust property there are guides on hand to give you the answers to any questions you may (or may not) have! We found the tour most interesting and loved the fact that the rooms are all decorated just as if the house is still lived in,... More 

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Marnhull
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

When visiting the café people with dogs have to stay in the courtyard. It would be nice to have somewhere warm, dry and comfortable to relax in after a long walk on a cold, wet and windy January day. We now frequent the nearby Anchor Inn in Shapwick which welcomes dogs with open arms, and has a roaring log fire... More 

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Surrey
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110 reviews 110 reviews
26 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My partner and I were down in Dorset visiting some friends and despite the slightly average weather, we headed to Kingston Lacy. The main house was closed so we walked around the gardens. They were beautiful. A few snowdrops were beginning to poke through and the garden birds flying around were a treat to see. All the staff that we... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A lovely stately home lots of interesting things to see, but for me the gardens are a treat at any time of year.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We are a little biased as we volunteer there for the Trust, but the Christmas ambiance is so beautiful at Kingston Lacy. Do go and walk around the illuminated trail, especially installed for Christmas, and enjoy sampling the traditional goodies and delights on offer in the laundry courtyard.

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bournemouth
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful grounds to walk in with a vegetable garden, highland cattle in the fields, woodlands and a children's play area. The house is obviously full of interesting history about the Bankes family who had connections with Corfe Castle and the stables tea room is good for a cuppa after a long walk in the grounds, although a bit on the... More 

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

lovely grounds for a picnic beautiful house well worth a visit. they do have fêtes and craft shoes throughout the year.

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