Dogs at Arlington

Arlington has been a family home for over 400 years, and we like to ensure the whole family is included on your visit. Dogs on leads are welcome in the carriage museum, gardens and the wider estate. Read on to get your tail wagging.

The Chichester's who owned Arlington Court for eleven generations, were a family of dog lovers, proven by a memorial at the back of the house. Today dogs are still welcome in the grounds, formal gardens and carriage museum.

Assistance dogs only are allowed in the house and tea-room, but there are plenty of picnic benches in the tea garden so you can enjoy lunch with your pet.

From Easter-October half-term the seasonal Vine Cafe, tucked behind the house, offers a great alternative for quick pick-up and go snacks, drinks and ice-cream. With beautiful seating under the sprawling vines of the pergola, this dog-friendly cafe is a great place to sit and relax.

Dogs on/off leads

For the enjoyment of other visitors, please keep your dog on a lead in the pleasure grounds around the house and carriage museum. From 1 February-30 June dogs must be kept on a lead everywhere to protect lamps and grounds nesting birds. From 1 July-31 January dogs may be let off the lead on the Lake Walk and the wider estate.

Dog bins

There are three dog bins on site located by the main car park, disabled parking area and carriage museum. Do ask a member of the team if you'd like any more information.