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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Cumbria
Lowther Castle & Gardens 

There are no keep off the grass rules here. Lowther is a magical place for discovery and letting imaginations loose. Magnificent Castle and Gardens hidden away for 70 years.

The sandstone remains of a romantic Castle. 130 acres of once grand Gardens undergoing loving restoration. Woods to wander.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Lancashire
Williamson Park - Pavillion Cafe 

54 acres of beautiful parkland with enchanting woodland walks. The cafe welcomes dog, on leads and even provides a dog biscuit, or two.

The food - coffee, cake and lovely lunches - is simple and modern, served with care and attention.

Seating available outside for sunnier days.  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Merseyside
Botanic Gardens & Cafe - Churchtown, Southport 

Nationally renowned for its floral displays. It is popular with local people and visitors alike. Located in picturesque Churchtown.

The park is open 7 days a week, every day of the year. A great day out for all the family.

Entrance is free. Dogs welcome on leads. Well behaved dogs also welcome in the Botanic Cafe.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Devon
Greenway - National Trust - Home of Agatha Christie 

The beloved holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family.

Dogs on leads are more than welcome at Greenway. Although we can't have dogs in the house, there is still plenty to keep them entertained, and the woodland and riverside are beautiful in rain or shine.

The courtyard is home to doggy waterbowls and tables to sit by while owners enjoy delicious refreshments from the cafè or Tack Room takeaway. There are also tethering rings where pooches can wait while owners wander around the house; the perfect place to rest after a long walk around the beautiful woodland garden.
NOTE: Parking must be pre-booked  
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Dog Days Out - Off Lead Walkies! - Gwynedd
Coed y Brenin Forest Park - Forest Visitor Centre 

Waymarked walks and cycle routes. Dog drinking bowls around the cafe and dogs welcome inside.

Dogs should be kept under close control, or on leads, as required.

Please remember to clear up after your dog as requested (bags or stick-and-flick).
  
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Dog Days Out - Off Lead Walkies! - Scotland - all areas
Walkies in the Woods - SCOTLAND info. 

Find a forest walk in Scotland. The Forestry and Land Scotland website allows you to search for a forest. Walk a forest trail, watch wildlife, discovers castles and ancient history of this magnificent country.

With hundreds of individual forests in Scotland you can explore along the banks of a loch, stroll through ancient woodlands or simply stand and wonder at the majestic views.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Cornwall
The Lost Gardens of Heligan - Dogs Welcome All Year Round! 

Well-behaved dogs on short leads are welcome to the Gardens all year round!

Dogs are not permitted to enter the Heligan Tearoom. However, there is a large undercover and very well sheltered seating / eating area, next to the tearoom, where dogs are welcome.

Dogs are also now welcome in the Shop & Plant Sales area.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Cornwall
Penrose Estate Gunwalloe and Loe Pool - National Trust 

Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake. Loe Pool, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, is cut off from the sea by a broad shingle bar heaped up by heavy Atlantic seas.

The surrounding Penrose Estate is a mixture of rich farmland and woodland around Loe Pool, through which there are many paths to explore.

Dogs welcome at Penrose & Loe and out of main season at Gunwalloe
Dogs on leads only in landscaped park at Penrose.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Cornwall
Godolphin, Helston - National Trust 

Wander around the 16th century garden, one of the most important historic gardens in Europe. It has barely changed over the years.

Take a leisurely stroll around the lush estate you may discover the Leeds engine house and stack, the remains of the Godolphin family mine.

Disappear into the tranquil and mysterious woodland, where the years of mining have left an unnatural, undulating landscape.

Dogs on leads are welcome to all outside areas. Pushchairs admitted to estate and garden.  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Cornwall
Tanglewood Wild Garden, Newbridge, Penzance 

At Tanglewood we have kept the gardens non-commercialised, so whilst you won't find catering facilities, you will find lots of areas to throw down a blanket for a rustic picnic, as well as picnic benches.

In keeping with the Wild Gardens, litter needs to go home with you. We do have compost toilets on site though!

Dogs are welcome on lead. Open Easter to end of October.

Access is via steep, uneven, natural paths through the wood, making this garden unsuitable for the disabled and wheelchairs.  
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Dog Days Out - Something Different! - County Antrim
Donkey Sanctuary, Belfast - tel: 028 933 24647 

Set in 13 acres of land in County Antrim, the Belfast sanctuary is one of six donkey-assisted therapy centres in the UK.

As this is a 'donkey-assisted therapy sanctuary' please see their website - link below - for more information regarding designated visitor hours / opening times.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Cornwall
Pencarrow, Bodmin 

We ask that dogs are kept on a lead around the immediate vicinity of the house and Peacock Cafe as there are chickens and Peacocks within this area.. However, once you are approaching the woodland walks, please do let your dogs off the lead for a good run.

Dogs but are welcome in the seated area outside the Peacock Cafe and also in the picnic area. Water bowls are available outside the Gift Shop and the Cafe. Complimentary dog biscuit available in the Gift Shop!

The dog poo bin is located at the entrance to the car park. Tel: 01208 841369   
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Dog Days Out - Museums - Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Museum of Technology 

See our magnificent steam and gas engines and the newly created collection of Pye and Scientific instrument housed in the imposing Victorian pumping station next to the river Cam.

Well-behaved dogs, on leads, are welcome in our Museum and cafe.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Bedfordshire
Marston Vale Forest Centre 

The park and visitors centre are open all year round. And entry's free! Easy parking and trouble free access for everyone, the Forest Centre is a natural place for your family to come and explore.   
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - East Yorkshire
Sewerby Hall & Gardens - Bridlington 

Well behaved dogs, on leads, are welcome in the gardens.

Dog Walkers and their dogs are welcome in the Clock Tower Café in the designated seating area all year round. Outside seating is also available.

An admission charge is made to the gardens during the summer months, however, entry is free throughout the winter.

Please see their website for full details.

Dogs are not allowed inside the Hall or Zoo (for which separate admission charges apply). Tel: 01262 673769   
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Dorset
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens 

After the great storm of 1990, a major restoration project has been underway. many new exotic and unusual flowers have been introduced to this fabulous Dorset Garden.

DOGS on leads are welcome throughout the gardens and also, during quite periods, they are allowed in the cafe. Please clean up after them and use the dog bins provided.

A climb up a grassy hill, within the gardens, is rewarded by spectacular views of the Jurrasic Coastline & Chesil Beach.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Cornwall
Trebah Gardens, Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth 

Dogs are welcome in the garden and on the beach, all year round. On a lead at all times please.

We have designated doggie tables in Planters Cafe, so dog lovers can sit together. Dogs are also welcome on the Cafe garden terrace and in the picnic area. Just ask a member of staff which tables are suitable.

Water bowls are available outside the Visitor Centre and we offer complimentary poop scoops to dog owners on arrival. There are 4 dog bins provided within the garden.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Gloucestershire
Batsford Arboretum 

Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire 01386 701441

Unlike many attractions, we recognise our four legged friends are part of the family and therefore a big part of your day out which is why we welcome dogs at Batsford. All we ask is you keep them on a short lead at all times and make sure you clean up after your pet

Dogs, on short leads, are welcome throughout the visitor and plant centre. They can also join you in the Garden Terrace Café. Please carry poop bags to clear up any mess; there are bins around the Arboretum.  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - North Yorkshire
Helmsley Walled Garden 

Beautiful five acre walled garden open daily in summer from April till October from 10m till 5pm. .

A haven of peace to sit and relax and enjoy relaxed, colourful plantings. Stroll through the orchard and see how many different varieties of apple there are. Or admire the view of the castle whilst enjoying your lunch on our picnic lawn.

Dogs on leads are welcome in the garden and the café and water bowls are available.

For more details check out our website.  
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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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