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Kingston Lacy

Blandford Road
BH21 4EA

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Kingston Lacy House and Gardens
  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens
  • The Japanese Tea Garden at Kingston Lacy House and Gardens
  • Spring Colour at Kingston Lacy House and Gardens
  • Woodland walks at Kingston Lacy House and Gardens
  • Cricket on the South Lawn at Kingston Lacy, Dorset
  • Autumn at Kingston Lacy House and Gardens
  • Autumn family at Kingston Lacy House and Gardens
  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens Christmas Illuminations
  • Festive Christmas at Kingston Lacy House and Gardens

Telephone: +44 01202 883402

Opening Times

2019 (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

* Opening times vary, please check National Trust website for exact dates and times. Closed 25th December.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£17.60 per ticket
Adult group (min 15 people)£13.70 per ticket
Child£8.80 per ticket
Child group (min 15 people)£6.80 per ticket
Family£44.00 per ticket
National Trust membersFree

No charge for entry or parking for National Trust members. All prices stated include Gift Aid except group adult and group child prices.

Telephone: +44 01202 883402



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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Recent Reviews:

  • Leatherhead_visitor
    Leatherhead, United Kingdom
    A good day out to see house and gardens
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 8th October 2019
    This attractive house in a beautiful garden estate was once owned by the wealthy Banks family. It is now owned by the National Trust and is free to access for members. The house is well appointed and... Read full review
  • Dillyplum
    Wimborne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Worth a visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 9th October 2019
    I visited with a friend in July on a beautiful summer’s day. You have to book a time to visit the house as it is so busy but there are walks, tea shop and the kitchen garden to visit whilst waiting... Read full review
  • jeanccole
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 9th October 2019
    Beautiful house with magnificent pictures and furniture. The garden was lovely even in late September. Read full review


  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Dorset TourismDorset Tourism Awards 2015 Bronze Dorset Tourism Awards 2015 Bronze 2015



  • Gift Shop


  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille guide, large print guide, some items can be touched
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Plant Sales
  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Light lunches, cream teas and snacks; Mar-Oct Mon-Sun 10.30am to 5.30pm, Nov-Feb Mon-Sun 10.30am to 3.30pm
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 60
  • Outdoor Attraction

Languages spoken

  • Dutch spoken
  • French spoken

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route - Fridays & Saturdays Only
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted - Shop only
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 15
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook. By appointment

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Wimborne take the B3082 towards Blandford. Kingston Lacy is 2 miles.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest railway station is Poole.

Bus or taxi from Wimborne.

Telephone: +44 01202 883402


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Friday, 6th December 2019 - Sunday, 22nd December 2019

Father Christmas will be visting Kingston Lacy again this yearMeet Santa at Kingston LacyMeet Santa at Kingston Lacy; tell him your Christmas wishes to add an extra bit of magic to the festive season. Booking essential.
more info

Wednesday, 4th December 2019 - Sunday, 5th January 2020

illuminated gardens at Kingston LacyChristmas at Kingston LacyGet into the festive spirit this December with a visit to the house at Kingston Lacy. This year enjoy a brand new experience as we celebrate the importance of Christmas time memories.
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Sunday, 24th November 2019 - Sunday, 24th November 2019

Stir-up Sunday at Kingston LacyStir-up SundayBring the children and come along to enjoy the Stir-Up Sunday tradition of making a Christmas pudding. Take a turn stirring the pudding mix and make a wish, before taking home your very own mini pudding.
more info

Monday, 4th June 2018 - Tuesday, 31st December 2019

Beyond the Portrait
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Saturday, 19th October 2019 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019

Half Term at Kingston LacyHarvest and hibernation: Half term at Kingston LacyJoin us for some fun this half term. Celebrate the harvest and all the beautiful autumn colour with hands-on activities each day.
more info

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