The South Sights

Kingston Lacy

  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Sir Charles Barry, co-architect of the Houses of Parliament in London, created this grand 19th-century country house built to resemble a 17th-century Italian palazzo. It contains notable paintings by Titian, Rubens, Van Dyck, and Velásquez, as well as a fabulous Spanish Room lined with gilded leather and topped by an ornate Venetian ceiling. There's also a fine collection of Egyptian artifacts. Formal gardens (including a Japanese garden with a tea house) and extensive parkland with walking paths surround the house.

Sight Information


Wimborne Minster, BH21 4EA, England



Sight Details:

  • £13; grounds and garden only £7.25
  • House Mar.–Oct., Wed.–Sun. 11–5; last admission at 4; Mon.–Tues., 11–3:40, admission by guided tour only (every 20 min); Nov., daily 11–3. Dec. until Christmas, daily 11–6. Garden and grounds Mar.–Oct., daily 10:30–6; Nov., Jan., and Feb., daily 10:30–4; Dec., daily 10:30–7

Published 08/18/2015


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