National Trust - Kingston Lacy
Elegant country mansion set in attractive formal gardens and extensive parkland
Kingston Lacy, a lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace with 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'.
Explore our diverse 8,500 hectare estate, from Iron Age forts, to colourful heathland, water meadows and even a Roman road, there’s loads to see.