Kingston Lacy

Important notice -

From Friday 22 March the kitchen garden play area will be closed for maintenance work. This is planned to take about 10 days to complete. The ride on trikes will still be available to play on, these will be opposite the vinery in the kitchen garden.

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

This spring

All year round

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What's on

Upcoming events

Kingston Lacy house tickets

Tue 26 Mar 2019
Planning to explore the house on your visit? Please pre-book your free timed entry ticket here. There’s plenty to see in this lavish home built to resemble an Italian Palace, from beautifully detailed carvings to intimate family souvenirs.

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides

Thu 28 Mar 2019
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 by 9.15am for a prompt start).

Guided walk: Holt Heath

Fri 05 Apr 2019
Explore the different perspectives of the south and north sides of Holt Heath, with its expansive views including the Isle of Wight. Distance: 4.6 miles, Time: approx. 2.5 hours

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 06 Apr 2019
Bring the whole family together this Easter for a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt around the woods of Kingston Lacy. Normal property admission applies.

Spring carpentry

Tue 09 Apr 2019
Make your own wooden windowsill plant pot with help from the Kingston Lacy carpenters. This is a bookable event.

Honey bees and hives

Thu 25 Apr 2019
Join an interactive talk with the Kingston Lacy beekeepers and discover more about the honey bees and hives they look after.
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Our work

Bluebells at Abbott Street Copse on the Kingston Lacy estate

Planting for the future at Abbott Street Copse 

We have been working to create a new plantation at Abbott Street copse to increase, conserve and improve the biodiversity of the woodland. This work will also ensure that the copse can be managed to provide sustainably sourced timber for the estate in the future.

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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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School children visiting a National Trust property

Learning at Kingston Lacy 

Discover more about learning opportunities at Kingston Lacy.

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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.

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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