Days out in Dorset

Everything from an island, ancient coasts and hidden gems to a castle, cottages and an Italian inspired palace, there are plenty of things to do in Dorset, so start planning your day out

Places to visit

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Kingston Lacy

Where you can visit in Dorset  

We've reopened a number of our places in line with government guidance. You can now visit Kingston Lacy in Dorset, plus Barrington Court and Montacute House over the border in Somerset.

We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens, parks and houses, especially at busy times such as weekends. See what’s open and ready for you to book this week below…

Kingston Lacy house in winter

Kingston Lacy 

There are sweeping lawns, a Japanese Garden, the woodland and parkland walks to explore, as well as the wider estate and countryside.

Winter in Dorset

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Bringing nature to you

Family taking part in craft activities

Recreating places from the South West at home 

If you're in need of a National Trust fix but can't get out at the moment, we have some different ways you could recreate your favourite places from the South West at home, from baking to knitting to cut-out and create models.