Dog information

Assistance dog

Assistance dogs are welcome throughout Dyrham Park but we do not allow any other dogs on site other than a small dog walking area near the car park.

Garden and Outdoors Manager Piers Horry said: ' We don't allow dogs in the main park and recognise some people are disappointed that they cannot come in with their dogs, but there is a small area near the car park where dogs can be walked.'

Other local places to walk your dog

While the dog walking offer here at Dyrham Park is limited, our National Trust neighbours welcome well-behaved dogs, these include places down the road in Bath and across the other side of Bristol as well as further into Wiltshire.

Prior Park

Just a short walk from Bath city centre is Prior Park. The 18th-century landscape garden is centred around a picturesque lake with an unmistakable bridge in the middle. Dogs are welcome on leads all year round. Please check their website for opening hours.

Bath Skyline

The Bath Skyline offers walks of varying lengths on the outskirts of the Roman city, offering far reaching views over the stunning architecture. It includes play viewpoints, play areas and wildlife. Dogs are allowed all year round, but owners are asked to put them on leads near wildlife and in the play areas. More information on their website.


Just the other side of Bristol, around a 30-40 minute drive from Dyrham Park, is Tyntesfield, a Victorian house nestled in a huge Somerset estate. In the winter months (Nov-Feb inclusive), dogs on leads are allowed in certain parts of the estate. There are a couple of circular dog walking routes open to dogs on lead all year round. Please check their website for opening times.


Just the other side of Chippenham, about a 20 minute drive, is the quaint village of Lacock, home to Lacock Abbey and grounds. Dogs are allowed in the Abbey grounds over winter (Nov-Mar inclusive), there is a dog walking area next to the car park the rest of the year and there are lots of nearby walks to enjoy with your dog. More information on their website.