Dogs at Shugborough

A family and their dog walking in the garden

Shugborough welcomes all dogs and their humans. To make sure that everyone has an enjoyable visit, we have put together some tips for you to bring your four-legged friend on a day trip.

We welcome all well-behaved dogs that are on a lead in the outdoors. This makes Shugborough the perfect place for a walk, as you have acres to explore. Assistance dogs are allowed inside all of our buildings.

Why do dogs need to be on leads?

There are several reasons that we ask for dogs to be kept on leads, and one of the main reasons is for the safety of your and our animals. Shugborough is home to lots of livestock, who although may be hard to spot, are roaming in our large fields and are vulnerable if are startled by dogs. 

We also politely ask for all walkers who use the bridleway to keep their dogs on leads for the comfort of other visitors and the animals in the neighbouring fields.

Eating with your dog

There is outdoor seating at both our Mansion Tea Rooms and Park Farm café for you to sit and enjoy some food with your pooch. If the weather is soggy, you can enjoy your food and drink in the shelter of our Orangery by the Mansion Tea Room

Throwing away the waste

We have several bins for you to dispose of your dog’s waste across the estate

Our friend Maisy is enjoying the lavender
Maisy the dog by the lavender at Shugborough
Our friend Maisy is enjoying the lavender