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Historic England Athelhampton House, Kingston Lacy Country House & Gardens

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.

Kingston Lacy is 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.

Athelhampton House 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.



Kingston Lacy & Athelhampton House


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