Kingston Lacy

Important notice -

The garden, park, café & shop are open. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, pre-booking may not always be necessary after 2pm. The house is open everyday from 11am - 3.30pm, with limited capacity - please check on arrival.

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

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What's on

Please book ahead before visiting 

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. The parkland, garden, car park, takeaway cafe, shop and toilets are now open daily. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. The Kitchen Garden including the play area remains closed until further notice.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Kingston Lacy Garden and Parkland (26 Oct - 1 Nov)

Fri 30 Oct 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Kingston Lacy Garden and Parkland. The house is open daily with limited availability on a first-come-first-served basis - please check availability on arrival.

Ignite at Kingston Lacy

Fri 11 Dec 2020
The garden at Kingston Lacy forms the perfect setting for this magical after-dark experience. This December discover a brand new trail of light, lanterns, fantasy & fire. In partnership with Sony Music.
Ignite at Kingston Lacy

Ignite: fire and fantasy at Kingston Lacy this Christmas

This December experience Ignite - a brand new after-dark experience in the garden and parkland at Kingston Lacy. Produced for the first time in partnership with Sony Music, this new illuminated trail offers moments of reflection and playful discovery that create an enchanting landscape filled with wonder.

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Things to see and do

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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.

Browse and enticing range of books in the Potting Shed bookshop

The second hand bookshop 

Find your next good read at the second hand bookshop, opposite the shop in the courtyard at Kingston Lacy. It will be reopening from Thursday 15 October.

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Delve into Kingston Lacy's stories

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Our work

George Clarke in the greenhouses at Tyntesfield

As seen on George Clarke's National Trust Unlocked 

We recently appeared on Channel 4's George Clarke's National Trust Unlocked TV series. Learn more about the show and head behind the scenes to discover what life was like here during lockdown.

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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

Our collections

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