Historic England. Kingston Lacy Country House & Gardens With Corfe Castle & Lulworth Castle

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Tour Number

Activity Level

255006


Categories

Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
I have an air-con vehicle with plenty of room.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

Shore Excursion


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.

Then its a quick stop to visit the Hunting Castle of Lulworth. Burnt down in 1929 and lovingly restored.

We visit the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle stand on a natural hill guarding the principal route through the Purbeck Hills. It guards the gap between the south of Purbeck, where Purbeck marble was once quarried, and the rest of England. Nothing could pass in or out without going past the Castle. Learn about its royal history, treachery and murderous past!

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
*Visit Lulworth Castle
*Drive back through Dorset
*Visit the historic village of Corfe
*Visit the Castle with its Royal History
*Finish with a drive back through Dorset
*Drop off at a location of your choice

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up at a location of your choice.

End location: Drop off at a location of your choice.

Duration: 8 hours

Variables that might affect the duration (weather, traffic, time of year etc.)

Transportation

This tour consists of part Auto travel, and some walking.

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
Entrance Fee's

Restrictions

NONE

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