Kingston Lacy - National Trust

Kingston Lacy - National Trust
Kingston Lacy
Wimborne
Dorset
BH21 4EA
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy

E-mail

kingstonlacy@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01202 883402

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

Home of the Bankes family for more than 300 years, this striking 17th-century house was radically altered in the 19th century by Sir Charles Barry. The house is noted for its lavish interiors, including William Bankes's dramatic Spanish Room, with its gilded leather walls.

The family's collection of art is outstanding, with paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Titian and Brueghel as well as the largest private collection of Egyptian artefacts in the UK.

This wonderfully eclectic experience continues outside. Take a stroll across the beautiful formal lawns towards the restored Japanese tea garden. There are several waymarked walks through the surrounding parkland, with its fine herd of North Devon cattle, and the 3,440-hectare (8,500-acre) estate – dominated by the botanically rich Iron Age hill fort of Badbury Rings, home to fourteen varieties of orchid.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Discounts

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photograph of cherry blossom

Guided Garden Tours

  • 24 — 28 September 2014 *on now
  • 30 September 2014 11am-2pm

Guided tours of the garden on Tuesday to Sunday (weather permitting). See board in Rose Garden for times. Donations welcome.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply (adult: £14.00, child: £7.00)

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Killerton Woods

Pamphill and Cowgrove Walk

  • 26 September 2014 10am-12pm

Walk through the beautiful unspoilt areas of Pamphill and Cowgrove. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

Donations welcome. Call 01202 883402 (line 8) for details.

Distance: 2.7 miles, time: approx 2 hours.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of conkers

Autumn Fair

  • 28 September 2014 10:30am-6pm

Browse an array of stalls covering Dorset food and drink, cookery demonstrations, arts and crafts. We will also be showcasing the wide range of products which are produced on our estate including honey, fruit and vegetables and apples.

Get the children completing for of their '50 things' challenges in our activity area where they can create some wild art, cook on a camp fire, play conkers and much more. There will even be the opportunity to catch a falling leaf in our activity dome.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply (adult: £14.00, child: £7.00).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of walking boots on a cairn

Pamphill and Stour Walk

  • 6 October 2014 2-4pm

Walk through the fascinating unspoilt area of Pamphill and Cowgrove and along the Stour. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

Donations welcome. Call 01202 883402 (line 8) for details.

Distance: 3 miles, time: approx 2 hours.

Meet at Pamphill Green car park, near St Stephen's Church (OS Explorer 118 ST 990008).

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 11-13

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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Archaeology on the Lawn

  • 9 — 10 October 2014 10:30am-4pm

Help our archaeologists uncover the secrets of Kingston Lacy's history and take part in a special excavation project on our South Lawn.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply (adult: £14.00, child: £7.00)

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of tractor

Tractor Trailer Tours: Gardens in Autumn

  • 14 October 2014 11am-12:30pm, 1-2:30pm
  • 28 October 2014 11am-12:30pm, 1-2:30pm

Tours carried out by a specially adapted trailer which can take both wheelchairs and standard seats, so carers can travel alongside wheelchair users and those with mobility difficulties.

Alternative dates for groups of 6 to 14 persons (including carers) may be possible subject to availability. Please telephone 01202 883402 (line 8) for details.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4.00 per person, carers free.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of forest

Autumn Stroll with the Head Gardener

  • 16 October 2014 11am-2pm

Join our Head Gardener for an autumnal amble around the gardens and take in some of Kingston Lacy's most dramatic colour. Then head back to the Stables Restaurant for a 13:00 lunch and a chat.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

All tickets £16.00, including meal and drink.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Fungi

Tractor Trailer Tours: Fungi Spotting

  • 22 October 2014 11am-12:30pm, 1:30-3pm

Tours carried out by a specially adapted trailer which can take both wheelchairs and standard seats, so carers can travel alongside wheelchair users and those with mobility difficulties.

Alternative dates for groups of 6 to 14 persons (including carers) may be possible subject to availability. Please telephone 01202 883402 (line 8) for details.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4.00 per person, carers free.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Forest

Holt Health Walk

  • 24 October 2014 10am-12pm

Join our stroll on the ancient Holt Heath, one of Dorset's largest areas of unspoilt lowland heathland. Six species of Britain's reptiles live on this unique habitat as well as rare bird species. Sorry, no dogs allowed. Donations welcome. Call 01202 883402 (line 8) for details.

Distance: 3 miles, time: approx. 2 hours.

Meet at White Sheet car park (OS Explorer 118 & OL22 SU 048037).

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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