Bring your dog to Wentworth Castle Gardens

Girl walking her dog near the Sun Monument

Wentworth Castle Gardens welcomes all well-behaved dogs and their humans. To make sure that everyone has an enjoyable visit, we have put together some tips if you are bringing your four-legged friend on a day trip.

We welcome all well-behaved dogs that are on a short lead (not extendable leads please), outdoors across the site (except the playground area). This makes Wentworth Castle Gardens the perfect place for a walk, as you have acres of gardens and parkland to explore.

Assistance dogs are allowed inside all our buildings - including the Long Barn and Conservatory.

Take the lead

There are several reasons that we ask for dogs to be kept on short leads, the main reason being the safety of your dog and our parkland animals.

Wentworth Castle Gardens is home to lots of deer, who although they may be hard to spot, are roaming in our large fields and are vulnerable if startled by dogs, particularly when they have their young with them or are in the rutting season. 

We offer short National Trust dog leads for you to borrow from the Visitor Reception Building should you need one.

Eating and drinking

We have outdoor seating at our Long Barn café for you to sit and enjoy some food with your pooch.

Water bowls are located in our Visitor Reception Building and outside our Long Barn café.

Doggy drinking station at the Long Barn cafe
Doggy drinking station at the Long Barn cafe
Doggy drinking station at the Long Barn cafe

Pick up the poop

Dog waste bins are located in the garden and parkland - see our visitor map for details at the Visitor Reception Building.

Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten your waste bag - there’s a dispenser at the Visitor Reception Building, along with some doggy treats.

Share a snap

We love seeing your pets enjoying the wide-open spaces of Wentworth Castle Gardens - why not post a #DogsofWCG picture on Facebook or Instagram?

Family walking with their dog at Wentworth Castle Gardens
Family walking with their dog at Wentworth Castle Gardens
Family walking with their dog at Wentworth Castle Gardens