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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
Wells Cathedral, Cathedral Green, Wells 

Dogs are welcome in the Cathedral providing they are on a lead, well-behaved and accompanied at all times by their owner(s).

Any dogs who bark consistently or are in distress/are disruptive can be asked to leave with their owners.

Dogs are not allowed on any tour that goes above ground-level (which includes the Library and High Parts Tours).

The Cafe offer a free homemade dog biscuit! Drinking water bowls situated around the Cathedral.  
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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 - 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 - Cornwall
Tintagel Castle - English Heritage  Tintagel Castle is set high on Cornwall's rugged north coast. Dogs on leads welcome and dog bins are provided as well as a water bowl outside the shop. Please keep dogs under control at all times as there are steep drops. No parking on site.  
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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Denbighshire
Valle Crucis Abbey, Llantysilio  This remote, yet magical location, conceals a fascinating abbey which was home to the Cistercian monks for several hundred years. From cloister to chapter house, with striking rib-vaulted roof, this abbey was shaped by the devout nature of its inhabitants. The abbey is one of the best preserved in Wales. Dogs on leads welcome  
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rural location
 
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 - Cheshire
Beeston Castle and Woodland Park - English Heritage  Dogs on lead welcome. Beeston Park is surrounded by 40 acres of woodland park. Pathways and resting places are dotted around the woods. English Heritage mentions on their site: PLEASE BE AWARE Steep cliffs feature on this site. There are large areas of uneven surfaces and rabbit holes  
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child friendly
 
Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Somerset
The Bishop’s Palace, Wells  14 acres of stunning, gardens. We welcome dogs in the grounds as long as they’re kept on a lead at all times. With the exception of guide and hearing dogs, dogs are not allowed inside the Palace Buildings or Chapel. There are water bowls provided at the Bishop’s Table Cafe where there is also outside seating. Please remember to pick up after your dog - the nearest public bins are situated on Moat Walk.  
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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 - Lincolnshire
Bolingbroke Castle - English Heritage  The remains of a 13th century hexagonal castle, birthplace in 1367 of the future King Henry IV, with adjacent earthworks. Besieged and taken by Cromwell's Parliamentarians in 1643. Dogs on leads are welcome. Open any reasonable time during daylight hours. PLEASE NOTE: There are no facilities at the castle There is water in the moat surrounding the castle  
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rural location
 
Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Norfolk
Baconsthorpe Castle, Hall Lane, Baconsthorpe - English Heritage  Baconsthorpe Castle, a moated and fortified 15th century manor house with extensive ruins. Dogs on leads are welcome. There are no facilities at the castle, which is open any reasonable time during daylight hours.  
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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 - 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
Middleham Castle - English Heritage  Middleham, North Yorkshire 01969 623899 Dogs allowed on leads.  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Northumberland
Lindisfarne Priory - Holy Island, Lindisfarne  Dogs on leads welcome - in restricted areas only. Tel: 01289 389200Only reached at low tide across causeway; tidetables at each end, or from Tourist Information Centre: 01289 330733
The causeway floods at high tide, so it is very important to check the tide times before crossing.  
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