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Visiting Treasurer's House with your dog

Dogs head as it sits and waits for treats that a hand is taking from a packet
Treats all round after a bit of time in the garden | © National Trust / Paul Harris

Dogs are welcome in the garden at Treasurer's House and the shop around the corner. If you're in York and are looking for a green space to relax, you are welcome to take time out in the small garden together.

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.

Treasurer's House is a one pawprint rated place.

Dogs are welcome here, but facilities are limited. They'll be able to stretch their legs in car parks and walk in the nearby open spaces, depending on the season. Read on to discover exactly where you can take your dog.

Where can my dog go?

  • The small city centre garden
  • The shop around the corner

Please keep your dog on a short lead and use the garden gate entrance opposite Dean's Park to avoid going through the historic house.

Where can’t my dog go?

  • The house and café

Visiting with an assistance dog

Please note this does not affect assistance dogs who are welcome to join you on every aspect of your visit. 

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
The south view of Treasurer's House, Yorkshire

Discover more at Treasurer's House

Find out when Treasurer's House 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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