Kingston Lacy & Athelhampton House Country Mansion & Gardens

Tour Number

Activity Level

254996


Categories

Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Shore Excursion


Visit these elegant country mansions 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.

Lose yourself in Athelhampton House. Built in 1485, it would have served as private accommodation. From the Great Hall you can enter the various rooms that make Athelhampton House. The Great Chamber and Library in the East Wing, through the The Kings Room, past the Wine Cellar and then upstairs to the Library. Then upward into the second floor to the Gallery, showing examples of the work of the artist Marevna who lived at Athelhampton from 1948 - 1957.

Itinerary

*Pick up at a destination of your choice
*We drive through the wonderful Dorset countryside
*Stopping for photos along the way
*Arrive at Kingston Lacy
*Spend you time visiting the grand house and gardens
*Arrive at Athelhampton House
*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.)

Transportation

This tour consists of part Auto travel, and some walking.I have an air-con vehicle with plenty of rooms.

What’s Included

*Transport (Private Vehicle)
*Complimentary pick up & drop off
*Photo stops along the way
*Bottled water
*Experienced, fun and knowledgeable private guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 GBP - Food, refreshments and souvenirs etc

What’s Extra

Souvenirs
Lunches
Coffee
Tea

Restrictions

NONE

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