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. 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.

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

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Bristol Anchor Road East Anchor Road Opposite @Bristol
Eastbound Bus Stop
Bristol Tesco Tesco's Eastville Bus stop - Jct 2 of M32
(Tesco's Car park only has a 2 Hr. parking limit)
Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea, Pier Street
Bus Stop The Old Pier Tavern
Clevedon Clevedon
First Choice Travel Agency
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Leigh Delamere Services Leigh Delamere - Outbound - Eastbound Side
Return - Westbound Side - Coach Park
Nailsea Nailsea - Clevedon Road Car Park
Taunton Taunton - Tower Street
Bus/Coach Station
Weston Borough Arms Borough Arms, Bus Shelter
after main entrance to old Clarks Factory
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Worle Bus Stop Worle Preanes Green, New Bristol Rd.
Summer Lane Bus Shelter
Worle - Homebase Worle - Homebase Bus Stop opposite Bridge Farm
New Bristol Road
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