We don’t think that our four legged friends should be left behind and miss out on great days out in the Lake District. So if you are looking for dog-friendly things to do in the Lake District you will be delighted to know we have plenty of places where your dog is very welcome too – gardens, historic houses and even cafes. With water bowls, walks and doggy treats in abundance, Cumbria’s Living Heritage really do welcome dogs.
For a great day out with your dogs, we recommend:
Askham Hall (Penrith) – a 13th century stately family home, now offering dining and accommodation as well as the gardens.
Brantwood (Coniston) – Country house and former home of John Ruskin
Brockhole – The Lake District Visitor Centre (Windermere) – Adventure Centre including Treetop Treks
Holker Hall & Gardens (Cark-in-Cartmel, near Grange-over-Sands) – Home of the Cavendish family, and one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain
Hutton-in-the-Forest (Penrith) – An historic house with spectacular gardens and architecture.
Mirehouse & Gardens (near Keswick) – A 17th century stately home situated amongst beautiful gardens and a fantastic adventure playground
Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre (Ravenglass) – Castle, gardens, owl/birds of prey displays and more.