Plan your visit

The orange-tip butterfly at Badbury Rings on the Kingston Lacy estate in Dorset

More and more people are coming to Badbury Rings – delighting in its beautiful open spaces and enjoying precious time here. But to take care of this special place well into the future, the Trust needs to plan ahead and look after it carefully. Below you will find some practical information to help us protect it from the inevitable wear and tear and make Badbury Rings fit for future generations.


Car parking

There is a large pay-and-display car park at Badbury Rings. The charges for this are:

  • 1 hour – £1
  • All day – £3
  • Members – free

If you are a National Trust member please scan your membership card to receive a free, all day, parking ticket.

Every single ticket raises funds directly for Kingston Lacy which will be used to keep Badbury Rings and the surrounding estate special for everyone.

Opening hours

Badbury Rings is open all day every day, but we suggest the best times to visit is between dawn and dusk.


Badbury Rings is an Iron-Age hill fort and is part of the Kingston Lacy estate. Due to its historical importance and place in the countryside there are very limited facilities. Before visiting please be aware that there are no toilets or café facilities on site.

There are many paths which you can follow including footpaths and bridleways. Many of these bridleways make a lovely spot for family off-road cycling or you can follow the way-marked walk around Badbury Rings.