Kingston Lacy is a National Trust property near Wimborne Minster in Dorset. The house was built between 1663 and 1665 by Ralph Bankes, son of Sir John Bankes, to a design by the architect Sir Roger Pratt. It is a rectangular building with two main storeys, attics and basement, modelled on Chevening in Kent. The gardens and parkland were laid down at the same time, including some of the specimen trees that remain today.

A couple of miles away is Badbury Rings, an Iron Age hill fort, with fabulous views across the countryside to Kingston Lacy and beyond.


From The Old Rectory (A) to Kingston Lacy and Badbury Rings (B)

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