Visiting Stourhead with your dog

Dogs are welcome on the lead

Dogs are welcome across Stourhead’s garden and countryside areas all year round. Please help us by keeping your dog on a short lead and picking up after it.

In addition to the garden and estate dogs are also welcome in the shop, visitor reception, the top courtyard and the Spread Eagle courtyard. Assistance dogs only are permitted in the restaurant and house.

Facilities available for my dog

There are water bowls in the top courtyard by the the restaurant and there are plenty bins for dog waste. 

Parking

The car park is open via pre-booked ticket only. The car park offers limited shade, and it's available on a first come first served basis. The team are on hand to help if you do need to find some shade for your pet pooch and will do their best to help.

What do I need to be aware of at Stourhead?

We’re home to lots of farm animals on the wider estate so please help us and walk your dog on a lead. If cattle approach it may be appropriate to let your dog off the lead. 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.

Explore further

There are three great estate walks at Stourhead that are ideal for exploring with your dog year round. The walks take between 1 hour and 2½ hours to complete. Follow the links to the downloadable walking trails below. 

Explore Stourhead estate