Kingston Lacy

A lavish family home re-imagined as a Venetian Palace in the rural Dorset countryside.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Festive decorations at Kingston Lacy: daily 27 Nov-2 Jan

Wed 01 Dec 2021
See Kingston Lacy dressed for the season, with Christmas trees and festive decorations galore.

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides: every Thursday at 10am

Thu 02 Dec 2021
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...

Nordic walking workout: every Tuesday at 10am

Tue 07 Dec 2021
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...

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail: daily 4 Dec-3 Jan (exc 25 Dec)

Mon 03 Jan 2022
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. The trail will take place between 4 December and 3 January.
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Things to see and do

A woman under a light tunnel

Christmas at Kingston Lacy 2021 

Create the most magical Christmas memories at Kingston Lacy in 2021, whether you're visiting a lavishly decorated house during the day, following Percy the Park Keeper on his winter wander or experiencing the magical after-dark trail through the illuminated garden.

Visitors dog-walking at Ickworth, Suffolk

Visiting Kingston Lacy with your dog 

You are welcome to bring your four-legged friends to Kingston Lacy in Dorset and we have plenty of walks around the estate for you to enjoy.

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Eating and shopping

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Delve into Kingston Lacy's stories

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Our work

A National Trust ranger looks down a treeguard in a new forest

Planting for the future on the Kingston Lacy estate

We've been planting more trees, part of our conservation strategy to provide homes for wildlife, increase biodiversity and leave a legacy for future generations.

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Places to stay

Enjoy a break in the rural beauty of Dorset

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Art and collections

The Philae Obelisk at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

125 Treasures at Kingston Lacy 

A new book – 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust – shares the stories behind remarkable objects from our collections. We look in more detail at just two that we look after at Kingston Lacy.

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Kingston Lacy on the National Trust Collections website