Your dog is welcome at Kingston Lacy

Visitors dog-walking at Ickworth, Suffolk

Take time to explore the Kingston Lacy estate with your four legged friend. We have plenty of walks for you to enjoy and dogs are welcome in the Stables courtyard too when you stop for a well-earned slice of cake.

Your dog is welcome

All day, every day from 10am–6pm (10am–4pm from November to March) in the car park, woodland walks, parkland (including the Japanese garden) and the Stables courtyard. The formal garden, immediately behind the house, is a dog-free area, where families are encouraged to play games and have picnics.
We do ask that you keep your four legged friend on a lead at all times. 
Whether you are a local dog walker who visits regularly or a visitor from further afield, we welcome all types of dogs. With miles of paths to explore, trees to sniff and grass to roll in we think you'll both have a great day.

Assistance dogs

Dogs assisting visitors with disabilities are welcome throughout Kingston Lacy. They can come into in the shop, restaurant, house and gardens.
Please make sure they are wearing their identity harnesses.

Doggie dos and don’ts

To help us ensure our visitors, dogs and wildlife get along, please can you:
  • Keep your dog under control on a short fixed lead at all times
  • Pick up your dog's mess and place it in the bins provided
  • Only bring assistance dogs into our buildings
  • Avoid leaving dogs in cars on hot days
  • All dogs are welcome to sit outside in the Stables courtyard but not on top of chairs and tables

Enjoy a bite to eat

After your walk, sit back and relax in the Stables courtyard with a cup of tea and slice of cake. Don’t forget to ask for a special doggy treat when you order.

Explore further

With 8,500 acres of estate and 72 miles of footpaths, cycle trails and bridleways there is plenty to explore with your furry friend. Discover the estate villages of Shapwick and Pamphill or uncover the history of Badbury Rings and Holt Heath.

Kingston Lacy map of grounds

Download our map of the grounds to help you make the most of your trip to Kingston Lacy