Kingston Lacy

Important notice -

The garden, park, car park, takeaway café & toilets are open. You will need to book your visit in advance. Check What’s On for the latest information & to book. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking. Bookings every Friday.

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

Kingston Lacy

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting 

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. The parkland, part of the garden, car park, takeaway cafe, shop and toilets are now open. You'll need to book your tickets by 3pm on the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we'll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. The house, Woodland Play Area and Kitchen Garden including the play area remain closed until further notice.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Kingston Lacy (29 June - 5 July)

Sat 04 Jul 2020
10:00-10:30
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Timed entry to Kingston Lacy (6 July - 12 July)

Mon 06 Jul 2020
10:00-10:30
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Summer border at Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Visiting Kingston Lacy: what you need to know 

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. If you've got a ticket booked for a visit to Kingston Lacy, read this article to find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit. We've made some changes to our usual offer, to help keep everyone safe.

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Things to see and do

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Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Eating and drinking at Kingston Lacy

Our Stables Café is open and is serving a range of takeaway hot and cold drinks, crisps, confectionary, sandwiches, sausage rolls, cakes and ice-cream. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

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

Shopping at Kingston Lacy

Our shop is open every day with the exception of Wednesdays and Thursdays. For the safety of staff and visitors we've introduced social distancing measures and changes to payment, which will be via card only. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Kingston Lacy for everyone, for ever.

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Our work

The vision for the restoration of the Kitchen Garden at Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy Kitchen Garden appeal  

We've begun the Kitchen Garden project to conserve and restore this important part of the garden that once had a royal reputation. We aim to complete the restoration over the next three years but we need your help to do it.

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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