Dog Friendly Attractions in the UK

Do you love exploring with your dog? Doggy days out are the best, so wherever you are in the UK, sniff out the perfect day out for you and your canine companion.

Helmsley Walled Garden Dog Friendly Yorkshire (PC Richard Aspinall)
Helmsley Walled Garden
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Cleveland Way , YO62 5AH, United Kingdom
Come and enjoy a dog-friendly day out at Helmsley Walled Garden and stroll through beautiful displays of flowers, fruit and vegetables. Enjoy the Clematis Garden or take time out to sit in the O [...]
Canonteign Falls Dog Friendly Attraction
Canonteign Falls
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2 Mines Cottages , Christow, EX6 7NS, United Kingdom
Situated within Dartmoor National Park in the heart of Devon's Teign Valley, natural and manmade waterfalls tumble down ancient rock formations to meet the tranquil lakes below, offering some of [...]
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Exbury Gardens
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Exbury, England SO45 1AZ, United Kingdom
The Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre (80 hectare) site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and shrubs.  This earthly paradise offers a [...]
Lowden Garden Centre Dog Friendly Melksham Wiltshire
Lowden Garden Centre
33 Bath Road , Melksham, SN12 6LP, United Kingdom
Lowden Garden Centre contains a nursery, farm shop, butchery, gift shop and florist. Dedicated to supporting local producers, it provides the perfect place to unwind and enjoy some time with the [...]
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Tanglewood Wild Garden
Newbridge, England TR20 8PN, United Kingdom
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The Helston Museum
6 Church Street , Helston, TR13 8TG, United Kingdom
Explore 19th and 20th century Cornish culture and industry in the heart of Helston, Cornwall. Browse our impressive collections housed in Helston's historic market buildings. There's lots to exp [...]
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Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Unnamed Road , TR8 5LX, United Kingdom
Devon Steam Railway Dog Friendly Attraction Devon
South Devon Railway
30-33 Dart Bridge Road , Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DZ, United Kingdom
At the heart of the South Devon Railway, which runs from Buckfastleigh to Totnes Riverside, on the southern fringes of Dartmoor, is a delightful 14-mile return steam train journey along the deli [...]
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Kenny's Taxis
12 Monnow Street , Monmouth, NP25 3EE, United Kingdom
At Kenny's Taxis we are proud of being a small, family run business. We provide a unique service to the paddling community, transporting paddlers and their kayaks or canoes the length of the bea [...]
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The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
2 Woodside Cottages , Haverthwaite, LA12 8AL, United Kingdom
At Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway travel back in time when you climb aboard our train. A distant memory of bygone years for some and new experience for others, it's a unique day out for all [...]
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Batsford Arboretum
2 Rectory Cottages , Batsford, GL56 9QD, United Kingdom
We love dogs! Unlike many attractions, we recognise our four legged friends are part of the family and therefore a big part of your day out which is why we welcome dogs at Batsford. All we as [...]
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Bure Valley Railway
101 Norwich Road , Aylsham, NR11 6JQ, United Kingdom
The Bure Valley Railway is Norfolk's longest fifteen-inch gauge steam railway and runs between the old market town of Aylsham and the bustling Broad's town of Wroxham and is within easy reach of [...]
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The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Unnamed Road , PL26 6EN, United Kingdom
 
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Forde Abbey and Gardens
TA20 4LU, United Kingdom
Forde Abbey in Dorset is a treasure in an area already known for its outstanding beauty. It is a family home as well as a living and breathing working estate, and welcomes visitors all year roun [...]
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Gunby Hall and Gardens
Gunby, PE23 5SS, United Kingdom
A fine red-brick house, dating from 1700, with Victorian walled gardens and cosy tea-room. Gunby Hall has been described as a large doll's house nestled in an idyllic spot at the foot of the Lin [...]
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Grizedale Forest
1 Fern Cottages , Grizedale, LA22 0QL, United Kingdom
Situated between the lakes of Coniston and Windermere Grizedale is an ideal place to go walking. With views of the lakes and mountains, the shelter of the trees and sculptures in the forest,G [...]
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Helmsley Brewing Company
19 Bridge Street , Helmsley, YO62 5BG, United Kingdom
Come and visit our micro brewery, complete with its own brewing gallery, and sample some of our fabulous brews in our tasting room. Your furry friend is welcome too - for the tour, not th [...]
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Launceston Steam Railway
44 Saint Thomas Road , Launceston, United Kingdom
The Launceston Steam Railway links the historic town of Launceston with the hamlet of Newmills. The line runs for two and a half miles through the glorious Kensey Valley along the trackbed of th [...]
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Dunster Castle
7 Castle Hill , Dunster, TA24 6SJ, United Kingdom
An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens where dogs are welcome. A message for our four-legged visitors....... Please ask your ow [...]
Bowlees Visitor Centre Dog Friendly Barnard Castle
Bowlees Visitor Centre
Newbiggin, DL12 0XF, United Kingdom
Acres of accessible countryside, miles of quiet rural roads, an abundance of wildlife and one of the best places in the UK to enjoy the night sky are just some of the reasons why you should make [...]

The Hamlet at Samlesbury Hall has a luxury Glamping experience like no other. Our dog friendly Shepherd’s Huts can sleep up to four people on the finest European oak beds with memory foam mattresses, an en-suite bathroom complete with power shower. Central heating to keep you warm in the winter, complete with outdoor seating area lit with our beautiful festoon lights, and a fire pit for the perfect evening under the stars. We even have free WiFi, to keep the whole family entertained. The Hamlet is set in the grounds of Samlesbury Hall. An almost 700 year old historic house in the heart of Lancashire.

With over 200+ dog friendly cottages to choose from, all of which are self-catering, extremely well cared for and regularly inspected, we can offer you and your furry friend the perfect holiday home. Our cottages are unique and are hand-picked for their special character or stunning locations. We consistently recieve excellent reviews and have great availability throughout the year. We have dog-friendly cottages thoughout the UK including Devon, Norfolk, The Lake District and Wales to name but a few.

Our pet-friendly holiday homes are located in the best places suitable for groups or families and can accommodate between 2 and 28 guests. If you’ve got more than one dog, don’t worry, many of our properties welcome more than one canine friend, so finding somewhere the whole family can enjoy is easy.

The Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre (80 hectare) site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and shrubs. 

This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in Spring, an oasis of tranquillity in Summer followed by a splendid show as the leaves change in the Autumn. 

Capture Exbury’s hidden beauty and escape the cares of the world as you explore a myriad of pathways. Children will love the adventure play area and looking at all the wildlife that we have! Top the day off with an ice-cream or tea and cake in Mr Eddy’s Tea Rooms.

BRING YOUR DOG

Dogs are very welcome to visit Exbury Gardens, we simply ask they are kept on a short lead and leave nothing behind but paw prints! There are over 22 miles of pathways in the Gardens, with a variety of walking surfaces and different habitats to explore. The majority of pathways are flat and it is very easy walking. A leaflet given to visitors on arrival shows the location of dog bins.

Well-behaved dogs are also welcome on the Exbury Gardens Steam Railway, which runs a 20 minute journey along a 1¼ mile track into the Summer Lane Garden (not accessible by foot).

Dogs are also allowed into the visitor restaurant and bowls of water are available outside. Further water bowls are found at the main entrance and the railway.

We’re a dog-friendly independent garden centre/gift shop. Your dogs are extra-welcome in our shop, plant area, and in the surrounding grounds (picnic tables and great food available).

We provide water, no dog is too big and we LOVE rescue mutts.Browse plants/pots/sculpture/cards/interesting stuff for the home plus lots of lovely unusual gifts for gardeners, wildlife, dog & cat lovers. A selection of pet items – leads, toys, beds, treats & special dog wipes for those emergencies!

The Plant Centre Dog Friendly Ludlow