Kingston Lacy Nr Wimborne Dorset - National Trust
Kingston Lacy nr Wimborne Dorset - National Trust
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace in the rural Dorset countryside.
Explore Kingston Lacy, a lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There's plenty to see, from grand, beautifully detailed carvings, to intimate family souvenirs and even strange curiosities such as an 'I owe you' note from a king. An art lover's dream,the rooms teeming with paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Titian and Brueghel. In the Egyptian Room you can discover the largest private collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the UK.
Step inside the home of one of the most powerful families of Dorset and discover the history of Kingston Lacy and the flamboyant Bankes family who owned vast swathes of Dorset for over 400 years. From fighting the forces of Oliver Cromwell, to gathering one of the world's largest collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts, the Bankes have a colourful past.
Why not enjoy a summer picnic on the south lawn or let the children run wild in the nearby play areas. Have a wander around the Japanese Garden, complete with authentic tea house or take a sheltered walk through the surrounding woodland. You can even learn how to grow your own food in the 'Community Growing Spaces'.
From Iron Age forts, to colourful heathland, water meadows and even a Roman road, there's loads to see on the 8,500 acres of estate.
Don't forget to pop into the restaurant to try our tasty cakes and prize-winning scones.
This property is owned by the National Trust. Members pay coach only.
Depart for home Approx. 17.00
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.