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Visiting Buckingham Chantry Chapel with your dog

Assistance dog with owner at Croome, Worcestershire
Dogs welcome at Buckingham Chantry Chapel | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Dogs are welcome at Buckingham Chantry Chapel all year round. Find out where your dog can go, the things to be aware of, the facilities available and more.

Our pawprint rating system

We’ve been working on making it easier for you to find out how dog-friendly your visit will be before you and your four-legged friend arrive. To help with this, we've created a new pawprint rating system and given all the places in our care a rating. You can find this information in the National Trust members’ handbook.

Buckingham Chantry Chapel is a two pawprint rated place.

These places have water bowls and dog-friendly facilities. Read on to discover exactly where you can take your dog.

Where can my dog go?

Dogs are welcome at Buckingham Chantry Chapel and we ask that you keep them under close control and on a lead everywhere.

The Canine Code

We’ve worked with our partner Forthglade to come up with this Canine Code, which helps to make sure everyone can enjoy their day:

  • Keep them close: using a short lead helps to keep your dog from disturbing ground-nesting birds and farm animals. It's essential to use a short lead around sheep. But if cattle approach you, it's best to let your dog off the lead, and call them back when it's safe to do so.
  • Pick up the poo: please always clear up after your dog. If you can't find a bin nearby, take the poo bags home with you.
  • Watch the signs: keep an eye on local signs and notices wherever you're walking. They'll tell you if a beach has a dog ban, for instance, or if a path has been diverted, or if you're in an area where dogs can run off-lead.
  • Stay on the ball: remember that not everyone loves dogs, and some people fear them. So make sure your dog doesn't run up to other people, especially children.

Keeping control of your dog

Our definition of close or effective control is: ​

  • Being able to recall your dogs in any situation at the first call
  • Being able to clearly see your dog at all times (not just knowing they have gone into the undergrowth or over the crest of the hill). In practice, this means keeping them on a footpath if the surrounding vegetation is too dense for your dog to be visible
  • Not allowing them to approach other visitors without their consent
  • Having a lead with you to use if you encounter livestock or wildlife, or if you are asked to use one

Facilities available for my dog

Water bowls

There is a dog bowl inside when you arrive so your pooch can rehydrate.

Exterior of Buckingham Chantry Chapel showing ornate windows, fencing and bell

Discover more at Buckingham Chantry Chapel

Find out when Buckingham Chantry Chapel is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

Our partners

Forthglade

We've partnered with natural pet food maker Forthglade so that you and your dog can get even more out of the special places we care for.

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