We do not allow dogs on the island other than assistance dogs.

Why can’t dogs come too?

Assistance dogs are most welcome on the island and in the garden and castle.

However we no longer permit any other dogs to visit the island.   The compact harbour and village is mainly cobbled, with restricted areas of grass which are integral to the character of the Mount.

Previously, use by dogs scorched the grass brown and rendered these small areas unsightly and unsuitable for small children at play, necessitating this change in policy.

Dogs have never been allowed in the steeply terraced, narrow garden, the lawn, or in the castle.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.