Kingston Lacy

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

A house lit up in purple

Christmas at Kingston Lacy 2022 

Join us for an after-dark illuminated trail through the festive garden, with new installations for 2022.

Upcoming events

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides: every Thursday at 10am

Thu 30 Jun 2022
10:00-11:00
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...

NNR Festival: Ragwort pulling at Holt Heath

Thu 30 Jun 2022
11:00-15:00
Join a community day at Holt Heath to help remove Ragwort from this beautiful area.

Garden Tours

Thu 30 Jun 2022
11:30-12:30
Come along to one of our volunteer-led garden tours to discover the history of the formal gardens and enjoy the highlights of the season.

Nordic walking workout: every Tuesday at 10am

Tue 05 Jul 2022
10:00-11:00
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...

Silent space

Wed 06 Jul 2022
14:00-17:00
Enjoy the tranquillity of the Kingston Lacy garden in a dedicated silent space. Take time to relax, turn off your phone, rest quietly and connect to the nature around you.

Kingston Lacy social walks

Tue 12 Jul 2022
09:30-11:00
Discover the ever changing Kingston Lacy woodlands and countryside and have the opportunity to meet new people on these gentle strolls, ranging from 3-4 miles.
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Things to see and do

A house lit up in purple

Christmas at Kingston Lacy 2022 

Join us for an after-dark illuminated trail through the festive garden, with new installations for 2022.

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Eating and shopping

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History

Delve into Kingston Lacy's stories

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Our work

Wessex hillforts

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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