Dog-friendly places


The ruins of a tea house building built over a bridge in woodland.
Tags: Edinburgh and East

Where can my dog go?
We welcome dogs in large parts of the grounds, including the woodland, field paths and fields in Lodge Park.

Our 86-acre estate is the perfect place to explore with your four-legged friend. However, please bear in mind that we have working farm fields on the estate. Please keep your dog on a lead if agricultural equipment is being used in the fields.

Well-behaved dogs on a short lead are welcome in the shop, café and stables courtyard.

Where can’t my dog go?
We allow assistance dogs only in the house. Please make sure your assistance dog is wearing their identity harness. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the playpark or market garden.

What do I need to be aware of at Newhailes Estate?
Pick up after your pup: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful.

Keep a lookout: for information signs and vehicles or machinery on site.

Be aware: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.

Clearing up
Please help to keep the estate lovely by picking up after your dog. There are waste bins located in the car park, at both entrances and inside the gated visitor area.

Facilities available for my dog
We have water bowls outside the café and playpark. Dogs are welcome inside the café on a short lead, and there is also outdoor seating by the café within our Stables courtyard.

Car park
There’s very little shade in our car park, so please don’t leave your dog in the car on a hot day. Don’t forget – you can take your dog into most of the grounds and across the estate, so there’s no need for them to miss out.

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