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Dog Days Out - Something Different! - Somerset
West Somerset Railway, Minehead 

The West Somerset Railway recognises that dogs are an important part of family life for many people and that they do not wish their pet(s) to miss out on a day trip to the seaside or into the beautiful Somerset countryside.

The West Somerset Railway welcomes dogs on our trains. We charge a flat rate of £2 for them but if you buy your tickets at the booking offices a special ticket is issued cunningly marked "Dog" so that the four-legged members of the outing know they are not being left out.

We ask that dogs do not travel on seats and must be seated on the carriage floor and that they do not go into the buffet car. We also hope that they bring well-behaved owners!

We are unable to accept dogs on our catering specials.  
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Dog Days Out - Beaches
National Trust - Beach Walks with your Dog! 

Many of the National Trust beaches welcome dogs all year round. There are also a small number of beaches where there are restrictions in place during busy, or sensitive seasons for breeding wildlife.

The website link below links to The National Trust beach guide and gives full details of seasonal dog restrictions.

PLEASE: be a responsible dog owner at all times and remove any dog waste and place it in the bin.
  
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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 Services - Sitters & Services
Find A Vet 

Find a Vet is designed to help you locate a veterinary practice in your area. You can search by practice name, town or postcode region.

The Find a Vet service is kindly provided by The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - England - all areas
Walkies in the Woods: a ruff guide! ENGLAND info. 

All you need to know about walking your dog on Forestry Commission Land: Walkies in the Woods focuses on the physical and mental health benefits of dog walking as part of the Active Woods campaign to promote the healthy living opportunities offered by woodlands.

It is estimated that a dog accompanies at least one third of visitors to the countryside. Through the Walkies in the Woods promotion, Forestry Commission England, supported by the Kennel Club, wants to ensure that dogs and their owners experience healthy, responsible and above all enjoyable woodland visits.
To read more about how you, and your dog, can enjoy The Forestry Commission forests and woodlands see their 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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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Somerset
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton 

Come rain or shine, Hestercombe is the perfect place to walk your dogs. We love seeing our regulars popping in each day for walkies, as well as meeting new faces throughout the year.

Please ensure you keep your dog on a short lead at all times and use the 'doggy bins' provided.

We also welcome dogs into the Stables Kitchen Cafe as well as the Gardens Shop.  
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Dog Days Out - Something Different! - Somerset
Cheddar Caves & Gorge  Dogs and their well behaved owners are welcome into all our attractions at Cheddar Caves & Gorge!   
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Dog Days Out - Something Different! - Somerset
World Horse Welfare Glenda Spooner Farm  World Horse Welfare's recovery and rehabilitation centre in Somerset is Glenda Spooner Farm. It can care for a maximum of 80 horses at any one time  
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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 - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Somerset
Forde Abbey & Gardens  Chard, Somerset 01460 220231 Well behaved dogs are welcome at Forde Abbey, on a short lead, and the gardens make a favourite walking spot for many of our visitors.

Dogs are allowed to accompany their owners into the tearoom and there is always a bowl for thirsty dogs at the tearoom door.
Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs into the house.   
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Dog Days Out - Beaches
BBC Tide Tables  You might like to check out the BBC Tide Tables to make sure the 'tide is right' before setting off for a walk on the beach.  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Somerset
American Museum in Britain  Bath 01225 460503 Dogs are permitted in the grounds of the museum but they MUST be on a leash at all times.  
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Dog Days Out - Something Different! - Somerset
HorseWorld  Whitchurch, Somerset 01275 540173 We welcome any well behaved dogs on leads, however, we ask that only guide dogs enter the buildings.   
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Dog Days Out - Beaches - Somerset
Weston-super-Mare Beaches  Dogs allowed between the Grand Pier and Knightstone Island; Royal Sands and Uphill at any time. Not allowed between the Grand Pier and Royal Sands from 1 May to 30 September or on the beach at Marine Lake at any time.  
 
Dog Days Out - Something Different! - Somerset
Coates English Willow Visitor Centre  Dogs are welcome to all parts of the site, they can go on the Guided Tours and on the Willow Walks. This is a busy farm with machines and animals. Explore this fascinating traditional craft industry.   
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