Kingston Lacy

Important notice -

Kingston Lacy is open. On weekdays you don’t need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry. House: entry is not guaranteed, last entry 3pm, see below for more information.

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

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Kingston Lacy

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting 

Kingston Lacy is open. On weekdays you don’t need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry. Visits to the house are limited to ensure social distancing and entry to the house is not guaranteed on the day you visit. Check What’s On for the latest information.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Kingston Lacy Garden and Parkland (14 June - 20 June)

Sat 19 Jun 2021
09:30-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Kingston Lacy Garden and Parkland.

Timed entry to Kingston Lacy Garden and Parkland (21 June - 27 June)

Mon 21 Jun 2021
09:30-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Kingston Lacy Garden and Parkland.
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Things to see and do

Children exploring nature at Kingston Lacy

Get out for an adventure in nature at Kingston Lacy 

Kingston Lacy offers the whole family a place to relax, explore nature and celebrate birds, bugs and bees.

All year round

A woman under a light tunnel

Christmas at Kingston Lacy 2021 

There'll be an after-dark, illuminated trail through the magical garden at Kingston Lacy in 2021. Spend time together and create everlasting memories as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, walk under giant baubles and beneath the trees drenched in jewel-like colour. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Eating and shopping

Summer flowers for sale in the shop at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Shopping at Kingston Lacy

Our shop is now open daily. For the safety of staff and visitors we've introduced social distancing measures and changes to payment, which will be via card only. In line with government guidance visitors to our shop and cafe are required to wear a face covering. Please bring one along with you. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue to look after Kingston Lacy for everyone, for ever.

Bring some character to your garden with our range of garden decor, available on the online shop

Treat yourself 

Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop. Your purchases and support enable us to continue to care for the nature, beauty and history we all miss.

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History

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.

Beetle on a daisy at Badbury Rings

Help us protect these precious places for everyone 

Our rangers work hard to protect this beautiful countryside and that wildlife that lives here. Please play your part by taking your litter home, bagging and binning your dog's poo and not using portable BBQs.

Find out how these activities can harm the countryside - sometimes fatally for the wildlife that lives here.

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Join or give

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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