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.

Where are dogs welcome at Arlington?

The Chichesters, 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 and formal gardens, and carriage museum when open.

Assistance dogs only are allowed in the house and tea-room when open, but there are plenty of picnic benches in the tea garden where dogs are welcome. 

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 lambs 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 four dog bins on site located by the main car park, behind reception, the heron gates on the way down to the Monkey puzzles and the carriage museum. Do ask a member of the team if you'd like any more information. 

What do I need to be aware of at Arlington Court?

To make sure everyone has an enjoyable day please follow our Canine Code:

  • Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.
  • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful. 
  • Paws for thought: look out for information signs.
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.