Kingston Lacy

Important notice -

The house will be closed on Monday 31 October so the team can set up for Conservation undercover, opening on the 1 November. The gardens, shop and cafe and autumn fun are still open as normal, why not take a lovely autumn walk around the grounds.

A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace in the rural Dorset countryside.

Kingston Lacy

Things to see and do

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What's on

Upcoming events

Celebrating autumn

Fri 28 Oct 2016
Join us for some fun over half-term; celebrate the harvest, autumn produce and all the beautiful autumn colour with a series of hands on activities.

Autumn colour walks

Fri 28 Oct 2016
New for 2016 join the Head Gardener for an exclusive walk around the garden and parkland taking in the spectacular autumn colour.

Conservation undercover

Tue 01 Nov 2016
Ever wondered what it takes to maintain a house like Kingston Lacy? Join the conservation team and have a go at cleaning some of the items from the collection in preparation for the winter.

Activate Coast & Countryside Health Cycle Rides

Thu 03 Nov 2016
Every Thursday, In partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive 15 minutes early).

Volunteer recruitment day

Sat 05 Nov 2016
Join us for a special volunteer recruitment day this November. Current role vacancies include Welcome Hosts, Room Guides and more. You can meet current volunteers, find out more about the roles available and pick up an application form.

Pamphill and Cowgrove walk

Mon 14 Nov 2016
Walk through the beautiful unspoiled areas of Pamphill and Cowgrove. Distance 2.7 miles, time approx. 2 hours.
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Eating and shopping

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Group visits at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Group visits  

Whether you’re looking for a whole day of things to see and do, or simply need somewhere to stop off for lunch or afternoon tea, Kingston Lacy has great ideas for every kind of group visit.

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Get involved

Find your place

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Local school group at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Learning at Kingston Lacy 

From Victorian days and Egyptians to planting in the Kitchen Garden, we create a memorable learning experience tailored to your study needs.

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Places to stay

Kingston Lacy estae in Dorset

Enjoy a break in the rural beauty of Dorset  

We have a holiday cottage and campsite on the Kingston Lacy estate, so you can stay for longer and unwind in this beautiful spot.