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 artifacts in the UK.
Built in 1485, it would have served as the entire accommodation, then greatly added to throughout the centuries as the house became domesticated. With its linenfold paneling heraldic stained glass, large fireplace and historic furnishings, the Great Hall is a fine example of Tudor Architecture. The gardens are full of variety, the architecture is balanced by woodland scenes. The formal gardens were built between 1891 - 1899 by Alfred Cart de Lafontaine.
*Pick up at a destination of your choice
*We drive through the wonderful Dorset countryside
*Stopping for photos along the way
*Arrive at Athelhampton House
*Leave Athelhampton head to Kingston Lacy
*Arrive at Kingston Lacy
*Spend you time visiting the grand house and gardens
*Finish with a drive back through Dorset
*Drop off at a location of your choice
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet at a location of your choice.
End location: End at a location of your choice.
Duration: 7 hours
variables that might affect the duration (weather, traffic, time of year etc.)
Large 6 seats air- conditioned vehicle with plenty of luggage space.
*Transport (Private Vehicle)
*Complimentary pick up & drop off
*Photo stops along the way
*Experienced, fun and knowledgeable private guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 GBP - Food, refreshments and souvenirs etc