Visiting Kingston Lacy with your dog

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.

Where can my dog go?

We love dogs at Kingston Lacy and they are welcome in the car park, woodland walks, parkland and the Stables courtyard (but not on top of chairs and tables, please).
 
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 are welcome throughout Kingston Lacy. They can come into the shop, restaurant, house and gardens. Please make sure they are wearing their identity harnesses.
 

Where can't my dog go?

The formal garden, immediately behind the house, is a dog-free area, where families are encouraged to play games and have picnics.
 

What do I need to be aware of at Kingston Lacy?

To make sure everyone has an enjoyable day, please follow our Canine Code:
 
  • Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.
  • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful.
  • Paws for thought: look out for information signs.
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.
 

Facilities available for my dog

There are water bowls in the Stable courtyard. Don’t forget to ask for a special doggy treat when you order your own cuppa.
 

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.

National Trust woodland with people

Walking on the estate

Did you know we have 8,500 acres of unspoilt countryside at Kingston Lacy? Why not download one of our 12 downloadable way-marked walks and start exploring?

Visitors walking two dogs in the woodland at Blickling, Norfolk

Forthglade 

We've partnered with natural pet food maker Forthglade so you and your dog can get even more out of special places we care for. Find out how our new three pawprint rating system makes it easier for you to plan a visit with your four-legged friend.

Kingston Lacy map of grounds

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