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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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Bank Holiday Saturday

We had a few hours to spare before we could get into our accommodation near Wimborne so we decided to take a visit here. AND so glad we did. It was not heaving with people as we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had a few hours to spare before we could get into our accommodation near Wimborne so we decided to take a visit here. AND so glad we did. It was not heaving with people as we imagined it would be on a Bank Holiday, it was comfortable to get around. With talk of rain later we walked the grounds... More 

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Leek, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This visit suited the oldest and the youngest of our party. If it had not had been raining we would have made more of the grounds but we all thoroughly enjoyed looking around the house and then trying the homemade scones.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice place to visit. The grounds are lovely and extensive. There are gardens and walking trails and the house is interesting and very well appointed. There are docents in each room to tell you about the history and the contents of the house. There are nice paths with beautiful flora to see, as well as kitchen gardens. There is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Kingston Lacey is a wonderful stately home, steeped in history, notably from the time of the civil war when the owner sided with the royalists getting a title then losing his home having it restored to him during the Restoration. The house is full of furniture and has a superb collection of art, possibly second to none. The rooms are... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was my second visit to this property. Once again the staff were helpful knowledgeable and kind and rescued mother and I from the wasps. However, the National Trust needs to get its act together on road signs. Coming home from Swanage if there had been signs to Kingston Lacy in the back ways we would have saved going 15... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

2 adults and 14 yr old boy on Friday morning/afternoon. The same family that lived in Corfe Castle left it and built in Kingston Lacy. The house interior is lavishly decorated and filled with statues, painting and furniture mainly from William John Bankes various tours of the world. The collection is not quite as impressive as Waddesden but comes close.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I love this place! The house is exquisite and has such a warm, homely feel. The story of the occupants is fascinating. The walks are lovely too. A great place for young and old. We love the National Trust and wouldn't be without our membership.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Another gorgeous National Trust site, beautiful surroundings and the gardens are breathtaking, my favourite was the Japanese garden. A lovely day out as always.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

On a wet day the house was busy but with the times tickets and a guide this meant we could hear and see what the guide was talking about. Our guide was excellent with the children as well as the adults and was very knowledgeable. She also pointed out chairs to sit on when they were available for the less... More 

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Blandford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

With lots of the things aimed at young children this is one of our favourite National Trust sites. There's a great toy tractor area for the kids with little playhouses at the back by the kitchen gardens, a lovely woodland walk with a great playground area with wooden structures and climbing frames and a pretty well stocked toy chest on... More 

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