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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 - 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 - 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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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 - 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 - Northumberland
Warkworth Castle - English Heritage  Mighty Northumberland fortress. Dogs on leads are welcome. Assistance dogs welcome across the site  
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Dog Days Out - Something Different! - Wiltshire
Salisbury Cathedral 
With breathtaking views, Britain’s tallest spire and original 1215 Magna Carta, Salisbury Cathedral is one of England’s ‘must-see’ historical attractions. We welcome well-behaved dogs on leads inside the Cathedral and provide water for dogs in the cloisters.

Tickets must be booked online in advance. Please note, only guide and assistance dogs are allowed inside the Refectory.
  
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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 - 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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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 - 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 - Kent
Dover Castle & The Secret Wartime Tunnels - English Heritage  Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds. Please remember to clear up after your dog at all times! Tel: 01304 211067  
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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - North Yorkshire
Richmond Castle - English Heritage 
Richmond Castle was originally built to subdue the unruly North of England and is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain. With Breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales.
Please note: Always keep your dog on a lead when you're in fields with livestock, and please clean up after your pet  
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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 - 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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Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - North Yorkshire
Byland Abbey - English Heritage, Byland, Coxwold  The perfect place to stop on a family day out, whether you are walking, cycling or driving in the North York Moors National Park. Dogs allowed on leads.   
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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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