Visiting Polesden Lacey with your dog

A beagle sits peacefully with his tongue out

Mrs Greville was a great dog lover. She even had a water bowl carved into the base of the wishing well at the centre of the Rose Garden to help her dogs stay refreshed.

Where can my dog go?

We welcome dogs in a large part of the grounds, excluding the formal gardens. You can download our map to see all the areas in the pleasure grounds dogs can access. 

Download the Polesden Lacey dog walkers map (PDF / 4.9MB) download

Our 1400 acre estate is the perfect place to explore with your four-legged friend. However please bear in mind that we have working farms on the estate.

Please keep your dog on a lead if livestock are in the field; but we recommend, if cattle approach you, to let your dog off the lead. 

Where can't my dog go?

We allow assistance dogs only in the café, shop, mansion, in the formal gardens and in some parts of the pleasure grounds - as shown on the map above.  Please make sure your assistance dog is wearing their identity harness. 

What do I need to be aware of at Polesden Lacey? 

  • 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.
Autumnal scene at Polesden Lacey
Beautiful Autumnul tree with a couple walking their dog
Autumnal scene at Polesden Lacey

Clearing up

Please help to keep the countryside lovely by picking up after your dog. There are waste bins located in the car park, by Golf Course field, and inside the pleasure grounds near the water tower just past visitor reception. 

Facilities available for my dog

We have water bowls outside the Coffee Shop and Café. Dogs are welcome inside the Coffee Shop and (when it is open) there is outdoor seating by the Café. 

Car park

There is very little shade in our car park, so please don't leave your dog in the car on a hot day. Don’t forget – you can take your dog into most of the grounds and across the estate, so there’s no need for them to miss out. 

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