Can I bring my dog?
Dogs (other than assistance dogs) are not allowed in the formal garden, walled garden, or any of the historic buildings on the estate, but are allowed (on short leads) in the woodland, parkland and along the main drive.
Which areas are accessible to dogs?
In previous years, dogs were restricted to two woodland walks, but from last year our four-legged visitors have been allowed across more of the estate, with only the historic buildings, walled garden and formal gardens around the house remaining dog free.
Once you have had your membership card scanned or purchased an admission ticket in the Ticket Office, you and your dog (on a short lead) are welcome to walk:
- Through the woodland.
- Through the parkland, although please be aware that some fields may contain livestock.
- Down the main drive to the front of the house.
- Down the main drive to the Kitchen Garden, although please be aware that the Walled Garden is a dog free area.
Which areas are dog free?
From Thursday 1 March to Sunday 28 October 2018, the follwing areas are dog free:
- Inside any of the historic estate buildings, including the house, shop, restaurant and Pavilion cafe (dogs are welcome to walk through the Ticket Office).
- The formal garden, including the Rose Garden, Paradise arboretum, boating lake and South Terrace. This covers the garden between Home Farm (where the Ticket Office, shop, restaurant and car park are located) and the house.
- The Walled Garden (part of the Kitchen Garden), where much of the produce used in our restaurant is grown.
The dog free areas are clearly marked on our welcome map, which you can pick up at the Ticket Office while you have your membership card scanned or purchase an admission ticket.
A helping paw
We have dog water bowls and waste bins dotted around the estate. Please bag and drop your dog’s poop in the bins provided (no bagged poop tree decorations please!)
Unfortunately we have limited shaded parking for dogs so please ask one of the car park team or at the Ticket Office when you arrive.
We want everyone to explore Tyntesfield safely; so please keep your dog on a short lead throughout your visit. Thank you.
Hungry or thirsty?
Why not start your walk with a bite to eat or a drink?
Although inside the Cow Barn restaurant and Pavilion cafe are dog free areas, we have plenty of outdoor seating and dog water bowls for you to use.
What about assistance dogs?
Assistance dogs are welcome across the estate throughout the year.
If you have any questions about dog access at Tyntesfield, please pop us an email.