Visiting Belton with your dog

A greyhound looking across Belton park, Lincolnshire

With acres of parkland to explore, Belton is a great place for dog walking.

Where can my dog go?

We love dogs at Belton, and they are welcome in the parkland and courtyard areas, including the gift shop, second-hand bookshop and the Pup & Saucer dog café.

There are often sheep grazing across the parkland, and the deer never leave, so please always keep your dog on a short lead.

There's over 1300 acres to explore, with a variety of woodland, hills and streams. Whether you’d like a gentle stroll or a longer, bracing walk, enjoy Belton’s parkland with your dog.

Where can’t my dog go?

Only registered assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens and adventure playground.

What do I need to be aware of at Belton?

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 at all times.
  • 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 on the cobbles.
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.

What facilities are available for my dog?

We've dedicated dog bins for you to use around the park, and water bowls are available in the stable yard. Doggy ice cream are treats are available from the Pup & Saucer dog café as well as the gift shop.

Looking for an off-lead area?

Head to the woods behind Bellmount Tower. You can reach the woods from the carpark on Five Gates Road. Once you are in the woodlands your dog can be off lead.

Bellmont Tower overlooks the Belton estate
Bellmount Tower, Belton House, Lincolnshire
Bellmont Tower overlooks the Belton estate
Visitors in the garden in spring at Belton House, Lincolnshire

Please book before visiting 

Belton's gardens and parkland are now open. You’ll need to book tickets before you visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday.  Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We look forward to welcoming you back.