Walking your dog at Stourhead

Dogs are welcome on the lead

Dogs are welcome in the landscape garden after 2pm between 7 March – 8 November, and all day, every day outside of these dates.

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

Explore further

There are five 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.

Farm animals

We’re home to lots of farm animals 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.


Visit the restaurant after your walk for a refreshing snack and have a look at the new gift ideas in our shop.

Paws for thought

Please feel free to use the seating in the visitor reception courtyard, why not sit down and relax after your walk? A water bowl is on hand for thirsty dogs, just ask if it needs topping up.


The car park offer 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.