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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.

A dog scratches himself at Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

North Yorkshire

Dogs love running around the castle ruins of Scarborough Castle — and you will too. Explore panoramic views of the Yorkshire coastline, play on the grassy headland then enjoy a cuppa — and a bowl of water for your pooch — on the picnic tables beside the Master Gunner's House.

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 Housesteads

Beeston Castle


Big or small, dogs enjoy sniffing about the 40-acre woodland park and dragging their owners along for a run at Beeston Castle. From the castle's dramatic hilltop location, enjoy spectacular views of the Nottinghamshire countryside. If it's a clear day you can see from the Pennines to the Welsh mountains while soaking up the castle's 4000-year history. 

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 near you to visit with your dog.

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