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

Dog-Friendly Properties

Find a dog-friendly property 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
  • 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
  • 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

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    Days Out with Dogs

    Enjoy a great day out with your dog at an English Heritage property. There are plenty of dog-friendly sites across the whole of England for your furry friends to enjoy.

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