Walking your dog at Stowe

Walking the dog at Stowe Landscape Gardens in Buckinghamshire
Return time and time again to discover more areas of the gardens with your dog National Trust Images / John Millar

Dogs are welcome at Stowe all year round. There are dog bins throughout the gardens, plus great places for a drink and good sniff around.

You and your dog are welcome to enjoy Stowe together on one of our dog-friendly trails. After your paw patrol treat your canine companion to some doggy ice-cream from the shop whilst you relax over a coffee and well deserved slice of cake in the café. 

Days out with your dog – the essentials

  • Dogs are welcome at Stowe all year round
  • Drinking bowls located across the site
  • Tie up points at the New Inn 
  • Assistance dogs only are welcome in the café
  • Dogs welcome in the outdoor cafe courtyard seating area with under cover shelter
  • The shop sells dog ice cream and will our friendly team will give dog treats to your pal when you both go in to browse for gifts
  • There are dog bins throughout the gardens and marked on the welcome map
  • Help us by keeping your dog on a lead in the gardens and parkland
  • Nature calls – please pick up after your dog

Join the pack 

Join a member of our team for our free of charge Man’s best friend dog walk, along with their canine companion and other dog supporters as you head out on a pack walk through the gardens. Each month will have a different theme for you and your four-legged friend to discover. Normal admissions apply; meet within the courtyard at the New Inn visitor centre. Check the What’s on diary for monthly dog walks.
Children looking at the decorations and Christmas wishes on a tree at an event
Enjoy family time during the festive season National Trust Images / Paul Harris

What's on 

Throughout the year you can visit Stowe to see spectacular seasonal highlights, join in with the kids activities, get sporty and discover our programme of events. A special year in 2016, celebrates Capability Brown's tercentenary or get involved with our Grow with Stowe gardening activities.

It’s a dog affair 

The great outdoors and Stowe was made with dogs in mind. Lord Cobham lovingly dedicated a resting place behind The Temple of British Worthies for his friend Signor Fido – you can even see a memorial poem on the rear of the temple. Our team is full of dog-lovers and some of the pups come with them every day to work or for regular visits.
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