Visiting Sutton Hoo with your dog

Visitors walking their dog at Sutton Hoo

Enjoy a day out with your pooch all year round at Sutton Hoo! With 245 acres to explore, head out on an adventure across the Sutton Hoo landscape, sniffing out all the best places for a frolic.

Where can my dog go?

We love dogs at Sutton Hoo and your canine companions are welcome across all of our estate walks. Please keep your dog on a short lead at all times, this is vital to protect sheep and their lambs which are currently grazing on site. If you have forgotten your dog lead, they are available to purchase from the shop.

Where can’t my dog go?

Assistance dogs only are allowed in the High Hall exhibition, Tranmer House and the viewing tower. Lead tie points are available by the High Hall exhibition and Tranmer House. Dogs are allowed inside the shop and café with designated seating areas in the café if you are visiting with your dog. Simply look out for the paw print logo on the table or just ask a member of our team. 

What do I need to be aware of at Sutton Hoo?

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 and take extra care on paths. 
• Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.

Sutton Hoo is home to ticks, especially in the long grass, so please make sure you check your pooch over when you get home.

Please remember dogs left in cars even on a cool day, can die! We have leash tie points outside the High Hall Exhibition and Tranmer House for you to use.

Dog walking
Dog walking on a lead
Dog walking

Facilities available for my dog

Water bowls are available for thirsty pups. They are located in the courtyard, outside the High Hall Exhibition, behind the Café, near Tranmer House and near the bookshop. There are two dog bins at Sutton Hoo; one in the car park and one located on the path leading towards the Royal Burial Ground (see map below).

Sutton Hoo site map Download here

What if my dog gets lost?

Your dog should always be on a lead on the Sutton Hoo Estate, have a collar on and be micro-chipped. 
If you lose your dog on site, please advise a member of our team as soon as possible.

Views over the river Deben along the Blue walk at Sutton Hoo

Walking Trails at Sutton Hoo 

Our estate walking routes are open. From far-reaching views across the River Deben towards Woodbridge to tranquil woodlands filled with wildlife and the special landscape of the Royal Burial Ground to explore there are walks for everybody to enjoy.