Kingston Lacy

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

This New Year

All year round

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Our work

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What's on

Upcoming events

Snowdrops at Kingston Lacy

Mon 18 Feb 2019
Mark the beginnings of a new year by enjoying a walk amongst the snowdrops. Snowdrops flower at Kingston Lacy throughout January and February, though the best time to see them is normally in February. Normal property admission applies.

February half-term

Mon 18 Feb 2019
Whatever the weather join us this half-term to explore the gardens and parkland and spot the first signs of spring.

February house tours

Mon 18 Feb 2019
Ever wondered what it takes to care for Kingston Lacy? Enjoy an exclusive guided tour around the State and Ground floor rooms of Kingston Lacy house during its winter closure.

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides

Thu 21 Feb 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).


Wed 27 Feb 2019
Following a sell-out performance in London, renowned singer songwriter David McAlmont brings his unique show to Kingston Lacy for an exclusive performance at the home William John Bankes, whose story inspired his work.

Kingston Lacy house tickets

Fri 01 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.
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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