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

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail

Tue 25 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 30 January.

Nordic walking workout: every Tuesday at 10am

Tue 25 Jan 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...

Snowdrop Guided Walk

Wed 26 Jan 2022
Book your place on a guided snowdrop walk. Explore the gardens to spot this delicate flower.

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides: every Thursday at 10am

Thu 27 Jan 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...

February Half Term

Sat 19 Feb 2022
Bring your wellington boots and explore the woodlands to discover the life cycle of a snowdrop on the '50 things' activity trail.

Plant a bulb

Mon 21 Feb 2022
Green fingers at the ready and join us in the Kitchen Garden to plant a seasonal bulb to take home in your very own personalised pot.
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Things to see and do

Percy the Park Keeper

Join Percy the Park Keeper on a winter wander trail  

We're inviting you to embark on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Kingston Lacy. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand. There will be winter tasks, activities, games and clues to keep everyone active along the way, with a prize at the end. The trail costs £2 (normal entry fees apply) and takes place between 4 December-30 January, so come along and explore the beautiful parkland at Kingston Lacy. Booking not needed.

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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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