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Review of Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Wimborne
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This was our favourite National Trust property out of 7 that we visited last week. Extensive grounds, including large lawns where children are actively encouraged to play (chests of toys are left out for them to use!). Several smaller flower gardens, lots of woodland where you can walk a dog, a kitchen garden which is now community allotments, several seats to relax on and enjoy the views.

You can't enter the Japanese Garden unless you are on one of the free tours because it is ''fragile'', but you can look down on it and enjoy it from a distance - this actually adds to the tranquillity of it.

There are 2 mobility scooters that can be booked out free for disabled visitors, and I would certainly advise doing that if you can't walk far, as the grounds are vast!

There are some fascinating rooms in the house, too, so that is well worth a visit if you've got time.

Tea-room and restaurant near the entrance, and an ice-cream and cold drink stall in the kitchen garden to fortify you for the 20 minute walk back! We enjoyed a gluten-free soup and roll outside the tea room at lunchtime.

1  Thank Wendy E
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

National Trust. Free entry and Parking to Members
A large and very interesting Country house with a fascinating history. It is full of the original furniture, paintings and nic-nacs from the owners and has some very good paintings by well known artists.
The grounds are surperb

Thank JDA55
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

The vast lawn, the beautiful garden, the woodland walks, Japanese garden was full of bamboos and acer trees, kitchen garden is such a pleasure to spend time with animals, feeding the pigletsand ducks, the orchids are in bloom and beautiful. Buying local produce, fresh and the best to eat. Homemade cakes and the ice cream was delicious. One of the best properties of National trust.:-)

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

A great place to visit, the house is interesting, but the grounds are wonderful. The kids loved the woodland walk, especially the play area hidden in the woods and running around on the large lawn in front of the house was another hit with the kids.

Thank Clive M
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We live close to Kingston Lacy and go there regularly.
The house is gorgeous, with a lot of incredible art on display and the nursery in the loft.
We particularly like the Victorian washing room, as it is different from other places.
The children love the walks and the garden is interesting in all season, from the famous bluebells and azaleas in the spring to the colourful autumn leaves

Thank raffaella b
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