Unseen Estate Tours - Discover the House

Join one of these exclusive tours of the house to see some of the lesser known and behind-the-scenes areas of Kingston Lacy.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

This hour long tour will explore some of the 'unseen areas' of the house, and take you behind-the-scenes in some rooms not currently open to the public.


Event ticket prices
  • All £10.00
View admission charges
Kingston Lacy


House (if capacity), Garden and Parkland
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £19.80 £18.00
Child £9.90 £9.00
Family £49.50 £45.00
1 adult, 2 children £29.70 £27.00
Group Adult N/A £15.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Visits to the house are limited and entry to the house is not guaranteed on the day you visit. 

If you are visiting Badbury Rings on the wider estate, please note that there is a car parking charge for non members of £1 for one hour or £3 for the day.


The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Meeting point
Please meet outside the front entrance to the house.
What to bring and wear
Please no stiletto heels.
Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible. For other access requirements, please call 01202 883402 to discuss.

Contact Info

Kingston Lacy
Call 01202 883402

Upcoming events

Garden Tours

Sun 22 May 2022
Come along to one of our volunteer-led garden tours to discover the history of the formal gardens and enjoy the highlights of the season.

Nordic walking workout: every Tuesday at 10am

Tue 24 May 2022
Would you like to try Nordic walking in the beautiful surroundings of Kingston Lacy? Dorset Council run weekly walks every Tuesday at 10am that last an hour. You can join straight away if you have your Nordic Walking UK Freedom Pass or call...

Silent space

Wed 25 May 2022
Enjoy the tranquillity of the Kingston Lacy garden in a dedicated silent space. Take time to relax, turn off your phone, rest quietly and connect to the nature around you.

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides: every Thursday at 10am

Thu 26 May 2022
Would you like to take up cycling again, have lost confidence, or would just like to ride with other people using traffic-free trails or quiet country lanes? These rides are led by trained volunteers from Dorset Council's Health and Activity...

May half-term

Sat 28 May 2022
Join us for some wild fun this half term. Pick up an adventure booklet, explore the woods and parkland and enjoy hands-on activities that celebrate wildlife.

Celebrate the Jubilee at Kingston Lacy

Thu 02 Jun 2022
Take part in celebrating the Jubilee by decorating bunting.