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“Beautiful spot”
Review of Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

A National Trust property that has it all; a fascinating house to explore, helpful and friendly guides, informative handouts in each room to read through, gorgeous grounds and lovely walks. The Jappanese garden was very pretty, although we had to admire it from a boundary fence. The walk down to the kitchen gardens should not be missed - Community allotments work well to bring the space back to life. If you find the little hut where the previous lady of the house used to sit with her children and listen to the recorded information (a small plinth to the left of the hut and easily missed unless you actuall sit in the hut) you will be able to listen to music, smell the sweet peas and fragrant herbs planted around you and relax and feel transported back in time - I thought it was a lovely touch.

Thank Jayce67
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

great for a walk around the grounds when the snow drops are out and the house is fascinating with a a lot of local history on the family who owned it. Enjoy the resteraunt converted from the stables andtry their home made soup! A bit expensive if you are not a National Trust memeber. Also loo out for their special events from local produce fairs to chilli festivals

Thank ABones
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Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

A wonderful estate for an Autumn walk through the gardens and woods to the community vegatable garden ( Fresh Veg available.)
Stunning Autumn colours, and kids activities available.
A Caravan Club CL is also available in the estate grounds.

Thank Lordmorchard55
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is a lovely place to visit, the gardens are spectacular even in Autumn, the house has loads of interesting paintings, the rooms are beautiful and the stewards are well informed. There is a very nice cafe set up in the stables.

Thank stormtwig
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Being a member of the staff at Coles Miller solicitors gave us, although we didn't need it, the necessary impetus to visit one of the National trust properties we love to visit.

We are members of the National Trust and I would recommend anyone taking out annual membership and going to see this magnificent house and gardens.

Well signposted so no real need for a sat nav. but if you have one use it wisely that is all I can say.

The house is splendid, but follow the path round and meander through the gardens too. Go in springtime and see the famous snowdrops, a sight for sore eyes after the winter gloom.

Take tea in the tearooms and have a huge cream tea, well we did and we were glad of it I can tell you, after the house and extensive gardens, but also simply for the pleaseure of it all.

Thank Colin H
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