Dogs at our places

Dog-lovers and their pooches look no further. If you’re looking for fun things to do together, here’s all our dog-related content in one place.

Dog enjoying a stroll in the garden at Lyme, Cheshire
Dogs in the garden of a holiday cottage on the Holnicote Estate

Dog-friendly holiday cottages 

Our holiday cottages are set in amazing locations that are perfect for exploring the great outdoors, and with over 160 dog-friendly cottages to choose from you can bring your four-legged friend along on the adventure.

Dog peering through bridge at Sheffield Park East Sussex

Dog accessories 

Get organised for your next outdoor adventure with our range of dog accessories. From glow in the dark collars, to leads and chew toys, we'll make sure everyone is ready for your next outing.


The park at Knole

Knole, Kent

National Trust manage 100 acres of the 1,000-acre park: catch a glimpse of Lord Sackville's wild deer herd, play with the carved stepping stones and wooden animals, picnic in the outdoor seating area or walk up the Gatehouse Tower to enjoy sweeping views.

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Bring your dog to Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle and Watermill, Somerset

Where can our four-legged friends sniff out some treasure (or doggy ice-cream) at Dunster Castle?

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Under the Hawthorn at Stowe

Stowe, Buckinghamshire

In the autumn of 2019, we opened the door to the Grecian Valley at Stowe for visitors to uncover how the designed landscape has inspired our predecessors and still draws creative responses today. There were opportunities to take in the restored statues and monuments on walks, guided tours, try a new digital app and read Poet-in-Residence Dan Simpson's collection of poems for Stowe.

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Dog Walking at Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

With 245 acres to explore, Sutton Hoo is the ideal place to explore with your pooch.

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Bringing your dog to Waddesdon

Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire

We know that dogs are part of the family so in order to accommodate them, this year, for the first time, we are allowing dogs into the grounds so all the family can enjoy a day out together.

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Dog walking at Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle, Wrexham

We love welcoming dogs to Chirk Castle. There is a long tradition of dogs on the estate, all the way back to medieval times when the family used to kennel wolf-hounds beneath the entrance bridge! Today the 480 acre estate can be a great place to explore with your dog.

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What there is outdoors

Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire

Looking for a breath of fresh air? See what there is to explore outdoors at Shugborough

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Visiting Polesden Lacey with your dog

Polesden Lacey, Surrey

We welcome dogs in a large area of the gardens and on the wider estate. Why not pick up a dog walkers leaflet from Visitor Reception.

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Dog walking at Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

Find out more about dog-walking at Charlecote. The parkland is open from 9am so you can enjoy a quieter stroll.

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Walking the dog along the North Helford

Glendurgan Garden, Cornwall

There's plenty for everyone who wishes to visit the area with miles of countryside and dog friendly beaches waiting to be explored.

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Bringing your dog to Speke Hall

Speke Hall, Liverpool

Planning on bringing your dog to Speke Hall? Download our dog walking map to find out where you and your furry friend can go in our grounds.


9 walks with dog-friendly cafés

After a long stroll in the fresh air with your four-legged friend, it’s nice to have somewhere to sit back and put your feet (or paws) up. We’ve chosen some of our favourite walks with dog-friendly cafés, so you can enjoy getting outside.

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Octavia Hill Centenary Trail - life and history

Toys Hill, Kent

Celebrate the life of Octavia Hill, founder of the National Trust, on this commemorative 6 mile trail through the countryside of Kent.

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Octavia Hill Centenary Trail - views and nature

Toys Hill, Kent

This 4 mile walk takes you to the picturesque village of Ide Hill, where you'll find a commemorative seat to Octavia Hill, and passes Emmetts Garden on the way back.

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Dog friendly Castle Ward

Castle Ward, County Down

Discover our new dog exercise area and dog-friendly cafe

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Visiting Uppark with your dog

Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex

There's no need to leave your four-legged friends behind, as well-behaved dogs on short leads are welcome in most of our outdoors areas.

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Explore the estate at Chartwell

Chartwell, Kent

With over 80 acres of woodland and farmland belonging to the Chartwell estate, there are plenty of places to explore, walk or take your dog. With easy access to Mariner's Hill or further trails out to Toys Hill, Emmetts Garden or Westerham, the estate is always a constant hive of activity, waiting to be discovered.

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Visiting Mottisfont with your dog

Mottisfont, Hampshire

We love dogs and they're more than welcome to explore the gardens and estate with you. While dogs are welcome in most places we ask that you keep dogs on a short lead at all times while you visit, so that everyone can enjoy their time with us.