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.
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.
Where can our four-legged friends sniff out some treasure (or doggy ice-cream) at Dunster Castle?
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.
With 245 acres to explore, Sutton Hoo is the ideal place to explore with your pooch.
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.
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.
Looking for a breath of fresh air? See what there is to explore outdoors at Shugborough
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.
Find out more about dog-walking at Charlecote. The parkland is open from 9am so you can enjoy a quieter stroll.
There's plenty for everyone who wishes to visit the area with miles of countryside and dog friendly beaches waiting to be explored.
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.
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.
Celebrate the life of Octavia Hill, founder of the National Trust, on this commemorative 6 mile trail through the countryside of 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.
Discover our new dog exercise area and dog-friendly cafe
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.
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.
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.