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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds
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Every effort is made to ensure the information contained within the Dog Friendly Britain site is up-to-date we would, however, advise that you contact the individual attraction concerned before setting out to ensure that the venue meets with your requirements. Please remember to clear up after your dog at all times and help to encourage more places to become Dog Friendly!  
 
Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Somerset
Glastonbury Abbey 

Glastonbury Abbey welcomes dogs on leads - stunning 36 acres of parkland.

  
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rural location enclosed garden open all year
 
Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Devon
Totnes Castle - English Heritage 

Enjoy stunning views over the town of Totnes & across to the River Dart. Or a picnic in the peaceful castle grounds.
Dogs on leads welcome. Tel: 01803 864406
  
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rural location child friendly
 
Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Cheshire
Beeston Castle and Woodland Park - English Heritage 
Dogs on lead welcome.

40 acres of woodland park surround the castle. Picnic benches and grassed areas, including the Castle Green, to sit on.

  
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child friendly
 
Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Shropshire
Ludlow Castle, Shropshire   A fine medieval ruined castle set in glorious Shropshire countryside. Dogs, on short leads, are welcome in the Castle and the Tea Rooms Courtyard. You will find bowls of water around to ensure our four legged friends are well cared for during your visit. NOTE: The castle is occasionally closed for special events and festival set ups - please contact them directly for details.  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Gwynedd
Harlech Castle  Boasting two rings of walls and towers and an immensely strong east gatehouse. Harlech was impregnable from almost every angle.

Access via its secret stairway, which still leads from the castle to the cliff base, kept the castle’s besieged inhabitants fed and watered. The newly installed ‘floating’ bridge connects the castle with the brand new visitor centre in the former Castle Hotel building. Dogs on leads welcome  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Gwynedd
Segontium Roman Fort - National Trust  The remains of a Roman fort that was built to defend the Roman Empire against rebellious tribes. Segontium was later plundered to provide stone for Edward I's castle at Caernarfon. Admission is free. There may be a charge for the museum (including members).  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Gwynedd
Criccieth Castle   Perched on a headland with the sea as its constant bedfellow. Its twin-towered gatehouse intimidates prospective attacker.

Built originally by Llywelyn the Great, this very Welsh of princes included a very English style of gatehouse. Edward I’s forces took the castle some 50 years later, undertook their own improvements and remodelled a tower for stone-throwing engines. Dogs on leads welcome  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - North Yorkshire
Helmsley Castle - English Heritage  Helmsley, North Yorkshire 01439 770442

Dogs on leads welcome in the grounds. However, they are not allowed inside the buildings.

You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds. There are picnic tables and benches around site, or you can spread your own rug on the grass (no cafe on site).

Please remember to clear up after your dog at all times!  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Pembrokeshire
Pembroke Castle  Set on the banks of the river estuary, this mighty fortress is steeped in British history and was the birthplace of Henry VII.

Well behaved dogs on short leads are welcome (unfortunately,dogs are not permitted into the shop or cafe).   
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Caerphilly
Caerphilly Castle, Castle St, Caerphilly  This stone behemoth, surrounded by a series of moats and watery islands was the brainchild of Gilbert ‘the Red’ de Clare, a redheaded nobleman of Norman descent.

It secured a starring role in the popular BBC TV series Merlin. Dogs on leads welcome  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Gwynedd
Criccieth Castle  Built originally by Llywelyn the Great, and perched on a headland with magnificent views this castle included a very English style of gatehouse. Dogs on leads (especially to keep them away from the edges of the cliffs) welcome.  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Herefordshire
Eastnor Castle  Ledbury, Herefordshire 01531 633160 Dogs are welcome in the castle and grounds, but must be kept on a lead at all times.  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - North Yorkshire
Scarborough Castle - English Heritage  Scarborough, North Yorkshire 01723 372 451 Dogs, on leads, welcome. Picnics welcome in the extensive Castle grounds.  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Monmouthshire
Caldicot Castle & Country Park  Caldicot, Monmouthshire. Dogs are welcome with responsible owners. Dogs must be kept on a lead and supervised in the castle.  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - East Sussex
Battle Abbey - English Heritage  Battle, East Sussex 01424 773792 Dogs on leads welcome. Please remember to clear up after your dog at all times!  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - North Yorkshire
Middleham Castle - English Heritage  Middleham, North Yorkshire 01969 623899 Dogs allowed on leads.  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Cumbria
Muncaster Castle  Ravenglass, Cumbria 01229 717614 Dogs on leads are allowed in the gardens and owl centre.  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - North Yorkshire
Byland Abbey - English Heritage  Byland, Coxwold 01347 868614 Dogs allowed on leads.   
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - South Yorkshire
Roche Abbey - English Heritage  Maltby, South Yorkshire 01709 812739 Dogs allowed on leads.   
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