A boy with his dog at Tintagel Castle

Days Out With Dogs

Enjoy a great day out with your dog at an English Heritage property. With dog-friendly sites across the whole of England, your furry friends can join in a fun-filled day out. From vast Roman forts to spacious abbey ruins, give them a day out worth barking about.

Please be aware that dogs must be kept on a lead when walking in fields where livestock are grazing, and please always clean up after your dog. For information specific to a particular property, please see individual property listings.

Scarborough Castle

A stunning location with panoramic views over the dramatic Yorkshire coastline, this is the perfect spot for a dog-friendly family day out in Yorkshire.

Visit Scarborough Castle

Housesteads Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall

Set high on the dramatic landscape of Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Housesteads Roman Fort offers a view back to the time of the Roman Empire, and plenty of surrounding open space for children and dogs alike to enjoy.

Visit Houseteads

Beeston Castle

Adorning a rocky crag with spectacular views, Beeston is a sight to behold, and the winding shaded paths of the adjoining Woodland Park are a treat for canine companions.

Visit Beeston Castle

Tintagel Castle

Surely one of the wildest and most spectacular features of the Cornish coastline, the island and adjoining clifftops at Tintagel offer fantastic open spaces for dogs to enjoy.

Visit Tintagel Castle

Full List of Dog-Friendly Properties

Find a great historic place to visit with the dog in your region.

East Midlands
  • Ashby de la Zouch Castle, Leicestershire
  • Gainsborough Old Hall, Lincolnshire
  • Kirby Hall, Northamptonshire
  • Kirby Muxloe Castle, Leicestershire
  • Peveril Castle, Derbyshire
  • Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
East of England
  • Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
  • Castle Acre: Castle Acre Priory, Norfolk
  • Denny Abbey and the Farmland Museum, Cambridgeshire
  • Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
  • Grime's Graves - Prehistoric Flint Mine, Norfolk
  • Landguard Fort, Suffolk
  • Tilbury Fort, Essex
  • Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
North West
  • Ambleside Roman Fort, Cumbria
  • Beeston Castle and Woodland Park, Cheshire
  • Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Cumbria
  • Bow Bridge, Cumbria
  • Brougham Castle, Cumbria
  • Brough Castle, Cumbria
  • Carlisle Castle, Cumbria
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle, Cumbria
  • Chester Castle: Agricola Tower and Castle Walls, Cheshire
  • Chester Roman Amphitheatre, Cheshire
  • Clifton Hall, Cumbria
  • Countess Pillar, Brougham, Cumbria
  • Furness Abbey, Cumbria
  • Hardknott Roman Fort, Cumbria
  • King Arthur's Round Table, Cumbria
  • Lanercost Priory, Cumbria
  • Mayburgh Henge, Cumbria
  • Penrith Castle, Cumbria
  • Piel Castle, Cumbria
  • Ravenglass Roman Bath House, Cumbria
  • Shap Abbey, Cumbria
  • Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Cumbria
  • Warton Old Rectory, Lancashire
  • Wetheral Priory Gatehouse, Cumbria
  • Whalley Abbey Gatehouse, Lancashire
London
  • Chiswick House and Gardens, London
  • Kenwood House, London
  • Marble Hill House, London
North East
  • Auckland Castle Deer House, Durham
  • Aydon Castle, Northumberland
  • Barnard Castle, Durham
  • Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard, Northumberland
  • Black Carts Turret - Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
  • Black Middens Bastle House, Northumberland
  • Bowes Castle, Durham
  • Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland
  • Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
  • Corbridge Roman Town - Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
  • Derwentcote Steel Furnace, Durham
  • Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland
  • Edlingham Castle, Northumberland
  • Egglestone Abbey, Durham
  • Etal Castle, Northumberland
  • Finchale Priory, Durham
  • Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
  • Hylton Castle, Tyne and Wear
  • Lindisfarne Priory, Northumberland
  • Norham Castle, Northumberland
  • Prudhoe Castle, Northumberland
  • Tynemouth Priory and Castle, Tyne and Wear
  • Warkworth Castle and Hermitage, Northumberland
South East
  • 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, East Sussex
  • Appuldurcombe House, Isle of Wight
  • Bayham Old Abbey, Kent
  • Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
  • Dover Castle, Kent
  • Hurst Castle, Hampshire
  • Pevensey Castle, East Sussex
  • Portchester Castle, Hampshire
  • Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre, Kent
  • St Augustine's Abbey, Kent
  • Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight
South West
  • Ballowall Barrow, Cornwall
  • Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village, Isles of Scilly
  • Belas Knap Long Barrow, Gloucestershire
  • Bratton Camp and White Horse, Wiltshire
  • Carn Euny Ancient Village, Cornwall
  • Chysauster Ancient Village, Cornwall
  • Cirencester Amphitheatre, Gloucestershire
  • Cleeve Abbey, Somerset
  • Cromwell's Castle, Isles of Scilly
  • Garrison Walls, Isles of Scilly
  • Great Witcombe Roman Villa, Gloucestershire
  • Grimspound, Devon
  • Hailes Abbey, Gloucestershire
  • Halliggye Fogou, Cornwall
  • Hatfield Earthworks (Marden Henge), Wiltshire
  • Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village, Devon
  • Hurlers Stone Circles, Cornwall
  • King Charles's Castle, Isles of Scilly
  • Kingston Russell Stone Circle, Dorset
  • Knowlton Church and Earthworks, Dorset
  • Launceston Castle, Cornwall
  • Ludgershall Castle and Cross, Wiltshire
  • Lydford Castle and Saxon Town, Devon
  • Maiden Castle, Dorset
  • Merrivale Prehistoric Settlement, Devon
  • Muchelney Abbey, Somerset
  • Notgrove Long Barrow, Gloucestershire
  • Nunney Castle, Somerset
  • Nympsfield Long Barrow, Gloucestershire
  • Offa's Dyke, Gloucestershire
  • Okehampton Castle, Devon
  • Old Blockhouse, Isles of Scilly
  • Old Sarum, Wiltshire
  • Old Wardour Castle, Wiltshire
  • Over Bridge, Gloucestershire
  • Pendennis Castle, Cornwall
  • Penhallam Manor, Cornwall
  • Porth Hellick Down Burial Chamber, Isles of Scilly
  • Restormel Castle, Cornwall
  • Sir Bevil Grenville's Monument, Somerset
  • Stanton Drew Circles and Cove, Somerset
  • St Breock Downs Monolith, Cornwall
  • St Catherine's Castle, Cornwall
  • St Mawes Castle, Cornwall
  • The Nine Stones, Dorset
  • The Sanctuary, Avebury, Wiltshire
  • Tintagel Castle, Cornwall
  • Totnes Castle, Devon
  • Uley Long Barrow (Hetty Pegler's Tump), Gloucestershire
  • Upper Plym Valley, Devon
  • West Kennet Avenue, Avebury, Wiltshire
West Midlands
  • Acton Burnell Castle, Shropshire
  • Buildwas Abbey, Shropshire
  • Clun Castle, Shropshire
  • Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire
  • Haughmond Abbey, Shropshire
  • Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire
  • Lilleshall Abbey, Shropshire
  • Longtown Castle, Herefordshire
  • Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle, Shropshire
  • Moreton Corbet Castle, Shropshire
  • Old Oswestry Hill Fort, Shropshire
  • Wall Roman Site, Staffordshire
  • Wenlock Priory, Shropshire
  • White Ladies Priory, Shropshire
  • Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire
  • Witley Court and Gardens, Worcestershire
  • Wroxeter Roman City, Shropshire
Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Aldborough Roman Site, North Yorkshire
  • Burton Agnes Manor House, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Byland Abbey, North Yorkshire
  • Conisbrough Castle, South Yorkshire
  • Easby Abbey, North Yorkshire
  • Gainsthorpe Medieval Village, Humberside (former county)
  • Helmsley Castle, North Yorkshire
  • Howden Minster, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Kirkham Priory, North Yorkshire
  • Marmion Tower, North Yorkshire
  • Middleham Castle, North Yorkshire
  • Monk Bretton Priory, South Yorkshire
  • Pickering Castle, North Yorkshire
  • Piercebridge Roman Bridge, North Yorkshire
  • Richmond Castle, North Yorkshire
  • Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire
  • Roche Abbey, South Yorkshire
  • Scarborough Castle, North Yorkshire
  • Skipsea Castle, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Spofforth Castle, North Yorkshire
  • Stanwick Iron Age Fortifications, North Yorkshire
  • Steeton Hall Gateway, North Yorkshire
  • Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse, North Lincolnshire
  • Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village, North Yorkshire
  • Wheeldale Roman Road, North Yorkshire
  • Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire
..

Tell us what you think

We want you to enjoy your experiences with English Heritage online, at our many events and at the historic places we care for. We’d love to hear from you so please take a minute to tell us about your experience of English Heritage.

 

Get in Touch

Family Days Out

Discover more great places to visit across the country with the kids this season, from mighty Norman castles to atmospheric abbeys.

  • Days Out

    Days Out For Under £20

    Looking for a great experience that won't break the bank? Here are our top picks for family days out on a budget, all across the country.

  • Top 10 Castles

    If you could be king of any castle, which would you choose? That's what we asked our Facebook fans, and here are the top 10 choices.

  • What's On

    Explore our national events programme and find a great family day out near you.

'step into englands story