Dog owners

With miles of paths to explore Kingston Lacy is perfect for dogs 

With miles of paths to explore Kingston Lacy is perfect for dogs

Your dog is welcome

  • All day, every day from 10.30am–6pm (10.30am–4pm from November to March)
  • In the car park, woodland walks, parkland and the Stables courtyard

Whether you are a local dog walker who visits regularly or a visitor from further afield, we welcome all types of dogs. With miles of paths to explore, trees to sniff and grass to roll in we think you'll both have a great day.

Assistance dogs

Dogs assisting visitors with disabilities are welcome throughout Kingston Lacy. They can come into in the shop, restaurant, house and gardens.

Please make sure they are wearing their identity harnesses.

Enjoy a bite to eat

After your walk, sit back and relax in the Stables courtyard with a cup of tea and slice of cake.

Don’t forget to ask for a special doggy treat when you order.

Explore further

With 8,500 acres of estate and 72 miles of footpaths, cycle trails and bridleways there is plenty to explore with your furry friend. Discover the estate villages of Shapwick and Pamphill or uncover the history of Badbury Rings and Holt Heath.

Come and explore the gardens and wider estate © John Millar

Come and explore the gardens and wider estate

Doggie dos and don’ts

To help us ensure our visitors, dogs and wildlife get along, please can you:

  • Keep your dog under control on a short fixed lead at all times
  • Pick up your dog's mess and place it in the bins provided
  • Only bring assistance dogs into our buildings
  • Avoid leaving dogs in cars on hot days

All dogs are welcome to sit outside in the Stables courtyard but not on top of chairs and tables.

Thank you.