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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 - 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
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
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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

Dogs on leads welcome to access ground floor levels of the site.
  
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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
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 - North Yorkshire
Kirkham Priory - English Heritage  Malton, North Yorkshire YO60 7JS 01653 618768 Dogs allowd on leads.  
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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 - Museums - North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Air Museum  Elvington, North Yorkshire 01904 608595 A very dog friendly place. Water bowl outside canteen. Dog access to some buildings and all parts of the grounds and wildlife walk. (NOTE - from one of our website users: check that it isn't jet engine fire-up day! )  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - North Yorkshire
Whitby Abbey - English Heritage  Well-behaved dogs on short leads are very welcome at Whitby Abbey. Whitby & Sandsend BEACH: Although there are dog restrictions along the main beaches of both Whitby, and Sandsend, from May to September, there is a good stretch of beach between the two towns, that is dog friendly.  
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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 - Cornwall
St Mawes Castle - English Heritage  St Mawes Castle is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all. Dogs are permitted in the grounds as long as they are kept on a lead.  
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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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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Warwickshire
Kenilworth Castle - English Heritage  Castle Green, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. A brilliant day out for the whole family, Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire is set in vast grounds perfect for exploring Dogs on leads welcome. Please remember to clear up after your dog at all times!
  
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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.   
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child friendly
 
Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Dumfries and Galloway
Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate  ... boasting beautiful Victorian gardens and pathways, waymarked woodland walks, cycle routes. Bike hire. Dogs very welcome close at heel due to abundant wildlife. Poops must be scooped, please.  
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rural location child friendly
 
Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Gwynedd
Segontium Roman Fort  The remains of an auxiliary Roman fort. Admission is free. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult  
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