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Kingston Lacy

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Address: Wimborne Minster, Wimborne Minster BH21 4EA, England
Phone Number: 01202 883402
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Great day out in the sun & the rain

What a fabulous place this is. Firstly, when arriving there is plenty of good parking that doesn't interfere with pedestrians. Entry is free to NT members, I've no idea about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a fabulous place this is. Firstly, when arriving there is plenty of good parking that doesn't interfere with pedestrians. Entry is free to NT members, I've no idea about costs to others. First off... go into the middle of the wildflower meadow and take a picture of the house in all its symmetry. Next, if it is not too... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Visited from Christchurch via Wimborne Minster. A lovely place , house excellent to go round and the grounds are so extensive. Plenty of places to sit in the garden and rest. Lots to see and the cafe/restaurant provides lovely meals .Enjoyable visit - This is a National Trust property and the volunteers are so informative and knowledgeable on the rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had a lovely day out. The house was amazing, every room was spectacular and had amazing detail. The grounds were perfect too. Had a great walk from the house down to the kitchen garden. Beautiful! The only down side was the Japanese garden, we didn't know we had to book to go into them. But upsetting but could still see... More 

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Wonderful House, Very informative staff. The Gardens are beautiful, Lot's of walking around, I managed some of it and I am disabled. Will be returning to finish off looking around the garden's. Hopefully bringing our dog next time, Which is lovely to be allowed to bring a dog with you in some area's!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A great place to visit, interesting house and lovely gardens. A lot of the staff are volunteers and they do an amazing job with real passion. The national trust do this type of attraction really well, I will definitely return.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wonderful house and gardens. The Japanese garden is stunning. Lovely walks through the gardens. So much information from the guides about the history of the Bankes family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A stunning building to visit with an interesting history, beautiful gardens to walk around and dogs are welcome in certain areas, we found the food and drink a little on the pricey side.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Although we were unable to see more than the ground floor of this historic house on the day we visited it was for a good reason; the house and grounds were opened for people with disabilities. There was a wealth of artwork on display and a very large, well laid out, garden to walk around so the hours were all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My partner and I are a part of the national trust. We decided to make the effort to travel to Kingston Lacy which is an hour away from where we live. We walked around the gardens and the house using the map given at entrance. The staff were very friendly and knowledgable which made for a very interesting visit. Highly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Recommended. Some stunning rooms to go round staffed by knowledgeable NT volunteers. Expansive grounds which are lovely for a walk although the Japanese Garden seemed a little work in progress to me. As mentioned above, not cheap - for 2 adults including lunch there wasn't much change out of £50.

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Address: Address: Wimborne Minster, Wimborne Minster BH21 4EA, England
Phone Number: 01202 883402
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wimborne Minster

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