Dog Friendly

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.

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