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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information contained within the Dog Friendly Britain site is up-to-date, we would suggest 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 - Herefordshire
Eastnor Castle, Ledbury 

Dogs are truly welcome at Eastnor Castle, as it is one of the few attractions where dogs are welcome into its grounds, and house.

While on a lead, your dogs are welcome to wander with you when you visit. However, there is also a dedicated ‘Dogs-Off-Leads Area’ where dogs are free to run amongst the trees! 'Dog Refreshment' stops are available around the grounds.
  
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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 - Something Different! - North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Pickering 

"Dogs are welcome on the trains but please keep them off the carriage seats. Bicycles are carried subject to space availability. A charge of £2 per dog/bicycle is applicable" Please check their website for full details.
Special events are held throughout the year, however, it may be advisable to make sure dogs are allowed at some events - i.e. Santa Specials, before you set out. Tel: 01751 472508   
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Northumberland
Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh 

Dogs, and their well behaved owners, are welcome into the castle grounds, Armstrong & Aviation Museum, Tack Room Café and Victorian Stables Bar. Dogs should be on a short lead, and accompanied by their owners at all times.

We have water bowls and sheltered seating. Please clear up dog waste and dispose of it sensibly in the bins provided.

Registered assistance dogs only are allowed into the staterooms and tearooms.  
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open all year coastal location child friendly
 
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.

As a dog-friendly attraction, Pembroke Castle welcomes well-behaved dogs on short leads anywhere in the castle, with the exception of the cafe and shop. There are water bowls available, and plenty of outdoor seating for visitors with dogs.

Please remember to pick up after your dogs, and for their safety and out of consideration to other visitors, do not leave your dogs unattended.

As a dog-friendly attraction, your four-legged friends are allowed in the wedding ceremony venues within the castle.
  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - East Sussex
Battle Abbey - English Heritage 

One of England’s most significant historic sites. In the year 1066, the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed here at the Battle of Hastings.

Stand on the very spot where this decisive struggle was fought and England’s future decided.

Dogs on leads welcome. Please remember to clear up after your dog at all times!
  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Cornwall
Pendennis Castle, Falmouth - English Heritage  One of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses. Dogs on a lead are welcome around the grounds and also inside the buildings. There is outside seating at the cafe and also a large lawn area, perfect for picnics.  
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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 - Isle of Anglesey
Beaumaris Castle, Beaumaris, Anglesey 
It has been said that Beaumaris Castle is a castle of classic proportions and perfect symmetry. Constructed according to an ingenious ‘walls within walls’ plan.

Dogs on leads welcome to access ground floor levels of the site. Please dispose of dog waste responsibly, away from the monument.
  
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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 - 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 - North Yorkshire
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden - Ripon 

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal is a great place to bring your dog. We simply ask that you keep your dog on a short lead and 'scoop their poop'.

Abbey, water garden, Mill Cafe kiosk, and visitor centre restaurant (with outdoor seating), shop, car park and toilet facilities.

We recommend wearing sensible shoes when you visit.
  
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open all year
 
Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Somerset
Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury 

Dogs, on leads, are welcome throughout the stunning 36 acres of parkland at Glastonbury Abbey .

They request dogs remain on a lead, at all times, as there are badgers, squirrels and ducks on site. Two 'dog loos' can be found within the grounds. In summer a water bowl is provided by St. Patricks Chapel.
  
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rural location enclosed garden open all year
 
Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - North Yorkshire
Helmsley Castle - English Heritage 

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. Picnic tables and benches available, or just spread your own rug on the grass.

Please remember to clear up after your dog at all times!

It is possible to walk from Rievaulx Abbey - also English Heritage - to Helmsley Castle (and vice versa!), however, please be aware the walk passes through fields where sheep and horses may be grazing, and dogs must be kept on a short lead when livestock are present. Please see the English Heritage website - link below - for further information
  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Cornwall
Restormel Castle, Nr Lostwithiel - English Heritage, 

The castle grounds are a peaceful place to enjoy a stroll. In spring daffodils and primroses cover the castle mound, in summer you can enjoy the beautiful rhododendrons.

Dogs on leads welcome.
  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - North Yorkshire
Rievaulx Abbey - English Heritage 

Set in a tranqil valley of the North York Moors, is the impressive ruins of one of England's most powerful Cistercian monasteries.

Discover Rievaulx Abbey's fascinating past, and learn about the lives of the monks who called Rievaulx their home.

Dogs on leads are welcome in the ruins and café, but not at the café counter. You are also welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds.

It is possible to walk from Helmsley Castle - also English Heritage - to Rievaulx Abbey (and vica versa!), however, please be aware the walk passes through fields where sheep and horses may be grazing, and dogs must be kept on a short lead when livestock are present. Please see the English Heritage website - link below - for further information.
  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - North Yorkshire
Scarborough Castle - English Heritage 

Panoramic views over both the north and south bays, of Scarborough. Explore and run wild, or have a quiet stroll and a picnic in the 16 acres of castle grounds.

Dogs, on leads, welcome.
  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - North Yorkshire
Skipton Castle, Skipton 

One of the most complete and well preserved castles in England, Skipton Castle is over 900 years old.

The Castle lies at the top of the historic cobbled High Street in the town of Skipton, which is known as "The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales".

Well behaved dogs on a lead, are welcome within the Castle and grounds.
  
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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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