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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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The House has links to Corfe Castle.

It is hard to think that this house was built in 1660 when King Charles II brought the monarchy back to this country. Many of the treasures within were salvaged from Corfe Castle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is hard to think that this house was built in 1660 when King Charles II brought the monarchy back to this country. Many of the treasures within were salvaged from Corfe Castle, where the Bankes family previously lived until treacherously betrayed and destroyed by the Roundheads. I loved the House with all its many art treasures, and the gardens... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great day at Kingston Lacy, beautiful house and grounds. Definitely planning on going back! Not sure how much it is to get in as we have national trust passes. Also - cake is great here!

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Thank Charlotte F
perthshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is easy to spend a whole day here. The house is fantastic, the atmosphere electric and the staff are excellent. The gardens are a treat especially as the day we were there was warm and sunny. It is a pity we don't live close to this place as I think we would go there on a weekly basis!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are lucky to only be 15 minutes away from Kingston Lacy and it is a perfect venue all year round. We have visited the house on many occasions with visiting friends and never tire of the history that is show cased so well. More often we visit the gardens and woodland walks. It is a perfect day out for... More 

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Thank Tasa48
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a lovely afternoon here, we paid to do the house and gardens, the house was very interesting and each room had a guide in it who told us about the things in the room and some of the family history, and they answered questions, they were very pleasant. The gardens were really nice and you were free to wander... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Magnificent House in sumptuous grounds. House is superb, with an interesting art collection. Extensive rooms to view all giving a flavour, of it's previous occupants. Helpful volunteer attendants everywhere. Only criticism of the house is that as the art collection is a feature, only very limited information is supplied. Grounds are extensive and beautifully maintained with many interesting features and... More 

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Thank 25tony
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Kingston Lacy for a birthday day out. It had been raining all morning quite heavily so I was worried about how the day would turn out. Ample parking at the front. Thought the entrance price was a bit steep, but will probably join as a NT member. Member of staff on the till was a tad slow. Gardens... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Former ancestral home of the Bankes’ family, it is one of the finest examples of 17th Century architecture in the UK, restored and kept in magnificent order by the NT. Holds an impressive range of paintings by some the world’s foremost artists. The rooms are kept as they would have been when the house was in its pomp, no detail... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very enjoyable visit . The house still contains all the original artefacts that the family owned .The history of the family is fascinating .The house is full of wonderful pieces of priceless art .All the room guides were very friendly and informative ,telling us a lot about the pieces and also the family history . The gardens are beautiful... More 

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Walton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Astonishing palace with marvellous ceilings, big artists paintings such as Rubens, titian & Brueghel, beautiful ornate doors, and many rare furniture peaces and objects. Very lovely gardens too,one of the best National Trust houses I visited!

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