Visiting Wentworth Castle Gardens with your dog

Children walking their dog within the grounds of Stainborough Castle

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.

Where can my dogs go?

Dogs are welcome on short leads throughout the gardens and parkland.

We have a dog friendly area inside our Long Barn café for you to sit and enjoy a cuppa and scone with your pooch.  However, from 5 November it will not be possible to sit inside until lockdown restrictions lift again. 

We also have outdoor seating at the Long Barn café.

Where can't my dogs go?

Dogs are not allowed in the playground area and only assistance dogs are allowed inside the Conservatory.

What do I need to be aware of at Wentworth Castle Gardens?

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 short 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 in the parkland.
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.

Facilities available for my dog

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

Complimentary waste bags, short leads and water bowls can be found at the Visitor Reception Building.

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