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Visitors outside the White Mill at Kingston Lacy, Dorset
Visitors outside the White Mill at Kingston Lacy, Dorset | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Take a trip back in time to discover the importance of this peaceful corner of Dorset.


White Mill is open weekends and Bank Holidays until 27 October. There's no need to book your visit.


We're sorry, but there aren't any refreshments available at White Mill. Kingston Lacy, our sister property, is just down the road (see link below) and has a cafe serving a wide range of hot and cold meals, sandwiches and light snacks, cream teas, crisps, confectionery and ice cream.

You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy by the river, where there are benches available.


Dogs are not allowed inside the mill, but are allowed outside if on a lead. There are plenty of walks in the countryside surrounding the mill, but please be aware of livestock and keep your dog under close control at all times.

Join a tour

Join a guided tour to find out more about the owners and workings of White Mill. Tours are available throughout the day, on days the mill is open, and last around 40-45 minutes.


Take a gentle stroll along the river where you might spot kingfishers, otters and swans, or see below for a longer walk. Please note, some walks are not suitable for dogs.

Bringing the kids?

There are activities for children in the mill, or you can settle down in the gardens and enjoy a picnic by the river.

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