National Trust castles and parklands start to reopen across Dorset

National Trust castles and parklands start to reopen across Dorset

Published by Maria Greenwood at 11:20am 4th June 2020.

The National Trust have begun a phased opening of their parklands, castles and gardens in Dorset.

Places now open to visit in Dorset

  • Corfe Castle
  • Kingston Lacy   

Visitors can book tickets in advanced if they want to visit a National Trust outdoor space.

Advance bookings have been put in place to limit visitor numbers and maintain public safety.

Kingston Lacy House
Kingston Lacy House

The National Trust Director-General, Hilary McGrady said: 

"We want to provide safe, local, welcoming spaces for people, and wherever possible we will open our gardens and parks, and coast and countryside car parks.

"The fresh air, birdsong, big skies and open spaces people have missed will be there, but things will be very different, particularly at first.

"We want to thank people for their patience and support while we gradually begin reopening and welcoming our visitors."

It's free for National Trust members but other visitors will have to pay. 

They are urging people to limit how many visits they book and for people to stay as local as possible.

There will be information given ahead of visits and routes at the sites will be marked out.

National Trust will be updating their list every Friday with the new parks and gardens that are open.