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Address: Wimborne Minster, Wimborne Minster BH21 4EA, England
Phone Number: 01202 883402
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Excellent Day Out Destination

A beautiful house, stunning grounds, cafe, children's play walk and highland cattle all located together in the heart of the countryside. You can't really go wrong! I've visited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Louise G
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful house, stunning grounds, cafe, children's play walk and highland cattle all located together in the heart of the countryside. You can't really go wrong! I've visited Kingston Lacey probably well over one hundred times, for walks, craft days, lunches, teddy bears picnics, illuminated night walks, house tours and more, it really is a fabulous place. The house tours... More 

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is one of our most favourite local destinations. There really is something for everyone from many ever changing seasonal gardens, the kitchen garden (with a darling little french mobile cafe), children's digger track, wonderful old house packed with so many different historical and personal items, long woodland walks and a lovely cafe in converted stables. Don't miss it. We... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
61 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Such a gorgeous display! We visit Kingston Lacey regularly but at this time of year - despite the cold blasts and windy conditions - it is a treat to the eyes! Snowdrop visits are a must!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We have visited twice in the past month to enjoy a leisurely walk around the estate. With excellently maintained footpaths, none too steep which suited the more elderly relatives we were accompanied by, it was easy to meander through some of the beautifully manicured gardens and woodland. Highlights were the snowdrops along th Lady Walk and through the wood leading... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots to do here, we often take the kids as there are lots of areas with a huge amount of space where the kids can play & run. The farm is great too and educational for all ages, it can get extremely busy during holidays, but once inside the grounds you would hardly notice. The only downside is that it... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fascinating history to the house and it's occupants .... especially the Egyptologist in the family! From the obelisk and sarcophagus in the grounds to the egyptian treasures in the basement, you will not be disappointed. Research the Bankes' family and the house will come to life.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the best National Trust places to visit in Dorset. The gardens are always changing and are beautifully kept. The farm pig area is fun for children and adults alike as you can make a donation and take a cup of food to feed them. Yearly membership is the best value .

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My Favourite NT place to visit and on my doorstep it is expensive to visit unless a NT member, but all credit to the National trust , I have watched them develop this property over the years ,from opening more rooms in the house to developing a play trail and woodland walk and now a kitchen garden and pigs to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lovely visit to see the snowdrops on a cold but sunny day. Garden walks mostly reasonably accessible on my folding mobility scooter.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I wasn't sure about going to Kingston in the winter but actually the snow drop walk was beautiful and the woodwalk was great to get some fresh air and clear out the lungs. The only comment I have is that the cafe shoudl stya open a little later as the nights are no longer as dark - Half 3 seems... More 

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