Kingston Lacy was the home of the Bankes family for over 300 years, having replaced the ruined family seat at Corfe Castle.
This 17th-century house was radically altered in the 19th century by Sir Charles Barry. The house contains an outstanding collection of paintings and other works of art accumulated by William Bankes.
It is famous for its dramatic Spanish Room, with walls hung in magnificent gilded leather, and collection of Egyptian artefacts.
The house and garden are set in a wooded park with waymarked walks and a fine herd of North Devon cattle.
The surrounding working estate, with its rich diversity of flora and fauna, is crossed by many paths (leaflet available from reception) and dominated by the Iron Age hill-fort of Badbury Rings.
The botanically rich Rings are managed by grazing and so dogs are not permitted.
- Designated parking for disabled
- Mobility buggy Wed - Sun only
- Manual wheelchairs, powered mobility vehicles available
- Adapted WC in Laundry courtyard
- Limited access to House for disabled
- Braille guide, Large-print guide
- One to one touch tours available
- Picnic areas
- Baby changing facilities
- Play area
- Plant sales
- Dogs on lead and only in park and on woodland walks
- Parking charge on point-to-point days
- Parking charge at Badbury Rings on point to point days
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Kingston Lacy Postcode for SatNav: BH21 4EA