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Bringing your dog

For the first time ever we are welcoming your furry friends into the grounds.

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We know that dogs are a part of your family so in order to accommodate them, we’re allowing dogs anywhere in the grounds with the exception of the Aviary, Parterre and Woodland Playground.

Doggy dos and don’ts

As not all our visitors are dog-loving people and to help protect our beautiful surroundings we just ask that you adhere to our dos and don’ts for bringing your dog.

  • please keep dogs on short leads at all times.
  • dogs are welcome anywhere in the grounds with the exception of the Aviary, Parterre and Woodland Playground.
  • use our dog map to see our dog friendly areas.
  • be aware that although we love them outside, dogs are not allowed inside any building, shop, cafè or on the shuttle bus. Only assistance dogs will be allowed on the buses. Please note that the walk from the car park to the house is approximately 15 minutes, with an uphill section and is wet in places so please bring suitable footwear.
  • you can enjoy outdoor refreshment with your dog at the Stables Courtyard and Coffee Bar.
  • assistance dogs are welcome in the gardens and inside the Manor.
  • please clear up after your dog and use one of our bins. Please note that additional dog waste bins are being added around the main grounds, please ask at the Welcome Pavilion or use our dog map below for nearest locations.

Allowing dogs into the main grounds is a trial arrangement and will be reviewed next year.

Dog walk at Windmill Hill

Dog-friendly walks

Garden walks

Wellie walk
30 minutes
Difficulty: 2 wellies
Buggy friendly, dog friendly
Starting point: The Stables
Look out for: Diamond Jubilee Wood, North Fountain, Lafite sculpture by Joana Vasconcelos

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Winter garden walk
25 minutes
Difficulty: 2 wellies
Buggy friendly, dog friendly
Starting point: The Stables
Look out for: The Aviary, Cherry Trees, Hellebores, Tay bridge, Lafite sculpture by Joana Vasconcelos

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Baron’s walk
30 minutes
Difficulty: 3 wellies
Dog friendly
Starting point: The Stables
Look out for: Terra degli Etruschi sculpture by Stephen Cox, Pulham Rock grottoes

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Wider estate walks

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Diamond Jubilee Wood walk

1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: 3 wellies
Dog friendly
Starting point: Car Park
Look out for: Parterre winter bedding, the Dairy, Pulham Rock grottoes

Use our online navigation >

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Windmill Hill walk

1 hour
Difficulty: 5 wellies
Mainly on public footpaths and has some uphill sections
Dog friendly
Starting point: Car Park
Look out for: Millennium Avenue, Windmill Hill, Flint House

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Use our online navigation for the walks or download our walks map in advance.

Download walks map (3 MB) >

Download the Waddesdon Rights of Way map PDF

Dog friendly pit stops

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Stables Cafè

Open 10am-5pm, Wed-Sun

The Stables Café, near the Woodland Playground, is informal and ideal for families and dog owners. It’s a short walk from the Manor. Housed in the old stables with outdoor seating and blankets available.

Stables Courtyard menu PDF>

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Coffee Bar

Open 10am-5pm, Wed-Sun

Bring your dog and grab a quick snack, freshly made baguette, slice of cake or a hot drink at our kiosk in the Manor Shop Courtyard.

Coffee Bar menu PDF>