Visiting Nostell with your dog

Dog walking on a lead

Nostell welcomes all well-behaved dogs and their humans. To make sure that everyone has an enjoyable visit, we have put together frequently asked questions and answers.

Where can my dog go? 

Dogs must be kept on a short lead at busy areas such as: 

  • The courtyard

  • The Lower Lake 

  • Fields where cattle are grazing.

Dogs can be let off the lead under close control in: 

  • Our dedicated ‘dog run’ 

  • The parkland.  

Our definition ‘close control’ is: 

  • Being able to recall your dogs in any situation at the first call. 

  • Being able to clearly see your dog at all times (not just knowing they have gone into the undergrowth or over the crest of the hill). In practice this means keeping them on a footpath if the surrounding vegetation is too dense for your dog to be visible. 

  • Not allowing them to approach other visitors without their consent. 

  • Having a lead with you to use if you encounter livestock, wildlife or you are asked to use one by a member of our team. 

Assistance dogs can access the mansion house, gardens and parkland. 

Where can't my dog go? 

  • The gardens (including the playground)

  • The mansion house 

  • Inside the Courtyard Café. 

Please be aware that there is a seasonal electric fence in use and that cattle may be grazing in the fields. There are also stretches of open water and steep drops on site, which may be dangerous. 

What do I need to be aware of at Nostell? 

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 short lead. 

  • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful. 

  • Paws for thought: look out for information signs and take extra care in the parkland. 

  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by. 

Facilities available for my dog 

Doggy drinking bowls can be found at the car park cabin and stables courtyard.  

We have several dog waste bins located at the car park, dog run, footpath to stables, disabled car park, vista, Low Lake and the Ha-Ha.