Visiting Barrington Court with your dog
You are welcome to enjoy the estate and parkland with your dogs throughout the season. You’ll need to pre-book a ticket if you want to visit Barrington Court at the minute.
Where can my dog go?
Dogs are welcome on the estate and in the parkland, but aren’t allowed in the formal and walled garden areas.
Whilst exploring the estate, please keep your dog on a lead and stick to the paths.
If you're out in the parkland, dogs need to be kept on a lead when sheep are about, so that they don’t chase or worry the woolly friends who live there. If cattle are about, dogs should be kept under close control or on a lead.
Our definition of close control is:
• Being able to recall your dogs in any situation at the first call.
• Being able to clearly see your dog at all times (not just knowing they have gone into the undergrowth or over the crest of the hill). In practice this means keeping them on a footpath if the surrounding vegetation is too dense for your dog to be visible.
• Not allowing them to approach other visitors without their consent.
• Having a lead with you to use if you encounter livestock, wildlife or you are asked to use one.
• When walking around the garden, dogs should be kept on short leads and please stick to the pathways.
Where can't my dog go?
Assistance dogs only are allowed in the formal and walled garden areas, house, café and shop. Please ask on arrival about where your pooch can and can’t go.
What do I need to be aware of at Barrington 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 and take extra care around livestock.
Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.
Facilities available for my dog
You'll find water bowls outside reception (number 1 on the map below) and there are dog waste bins close to numbers 10 and 12 on the map below.