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Elegant country mansion set in attractive formal gardens and extensive parkland
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, take a look at 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.
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 home-made cake and prize-winning scones.
Monday & Tuesday house entry
On Monday and Tuesday the following opening arrangement will be in place for the house:
From 11am – 1pm the house will be open for timed ticked guided tours only of the state rooms. Tours will be at 11am, 11.20am, 11.40am, 12.20pm, 12.40pm and 1pm with a maximum of 16 people per tour. Tickets are issued on a first-come, first-served basis from Visitor Reception.
From 1.30 – 4pm the house will be open for self-led visits of the state rooms only.
Discover the great outdoors
Celebrate the Great British Walk in partnership with Cotswold Outdoors and be inspired by our best outdoor places this autumn. Relaxing, exhilarating, awe-inspiring – whatever you want from a walk, we’ve got it.
Timber from a tree planted by the Duke of Wellington has been carved into a special collection of sculptural vessels by wood artist Eleanor Lakelin for a commission celebrating the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.
The beautiful bowls are on display in the Spanish Room or you can see the range online.