Kingston Lacy

Important notice -

Kingston Lacy is open seven days a week and you don't need to book your visit in advance. Entry to the house is not guaranteed and last entry is at 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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Things to see and do

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

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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