Visit Attingham with your dog

A dog on a lead in the grounds at Attingham Park

Exploring our acres of parkland with your four-legged friend is a great way to enjoy the beautiful landscape, and we welcome well-behaved dogs.

Where can my dog go?

Attingham attracts thousands of dog walkers a year, so to ensure that everyone can enjoy their visit we've put together a dog policy to give you more information on bringing your four-legged friend here on your visit.

Dogs on leads are welcome to explore the outdoors spaces at Attingham.

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic and government guidance on social distancing we updated our policy in June 2020 to be dogs on leads at all times while walking in the grounds, and on walking routes at Attingham to aid social distancing. 

We know that the overwhelming majority of our dog walkers are responsible, however we do have incidents regarding dogs - injuries to visitors, dogs getting stuck in the river, or dogs attacking each other, keeping dogs on leads reduces the risks of these enabling social distancing to be maintained.

Over the winter the paddock in the middle of the Mile Walk is open as a specific off-lead area for use by visitors walking their dogs at Attingham. This is by kind permission of the tenant farmer and we ask that:

  • Social distancing is maintained at all times. 
  • Dogs must remain in sight and under close and effective control in this area. Our definition of close and/or effectvie control is: being able to recall your dog in any situation with the first call, being able to clearly see your dog at all times, not allowing your dog to approach other visitors without their consent. 
  • Dog poo must be picked up and disposed of in the dog waste bins around the grounds.
  • Dogs must remain on leads in all other areas of the grounds.


The ins and outs

We welcome assistance dogs only in our indoor spaces including Mansion, shop and cafe (Mansion and shop currently closed to visitors, cafe open for take-away items only, in line with government guidance).

All paws are very welcome to explore our grounds on lead (except for the off-lead area in the Mile Walk paddock).

Paws-ing for snacks

After a good walk, you might like some refreshments. Currently the Carriage House Cafe is open serving a limited menu of take-away items only. We have '10 minute dog tie up points' in the Stables Courtyard. You may tie your dog up here for a maximum of 10 minutes while you visit the second-hand bookshop (currently closed), Stables Shop (currently closed), toilets, and Carriage House Cafe.

Assistance dogs only inside the Carriage House Cafe.

Download our 'Visiting with your dog' guide (including map)

Further details can be found in our 'Visiting with your dog guide' available to download below.

Dog tied up at Stables Paws Point at Attingham Park

Download our 'Visiting Attingham with your dog' guide

Find out more about visiting with your four-legged friend.