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 museums. With water bowls, walks and doggy treats in abundance, Cumbria’s Living Heritage really do welcome dogs.

See our list of dog-friendly things to do across Cumbria:

Allan Bank (Grasmere) – a Georgian villa and former home of English poet, William Wordsworth.

Askham Hall (Penrith) – a 13th century stately family home, now offering dining and accommodation as well as the gardens.

Birdoswald Roman Fort ( Brampton, near Carlisle) – Walk alongside the longest continuous stretch of Hadrian’s Wall and explore the ruins of this fort that once held 800 soldiers

Brantwood (Coniston) – Country house and former home of John Ruskin

Brockhole – The Lake District Visitor Centre (Windermere) – Adventure Centre including Treetop Treks

Brougham Castle (near Penrith) – Founded by Robert de Vieuxpont in the early 13th century

Carlisle Castle (Carlisle) – Over 900 years old and has been the scene of many historical episodes in British history

Furness Abbey (Barrow-in-Furness) – A former monastery founded by Stephen, later King of England.

Lanercost Priory (Brampton, near Carlisle) – Tearoom and priory, founded about 1166 by Henry II

Stott Park Bobbin Mill (Ulverston) – A 19th-century bobbin mill and now a working museum

Grizedale Forest (Hawkshead) – A 24.47 km² area of woodland in the heart of the Lake District

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.

Kirklinton Hall & Gardens (near Carlisle) – 17th Century ruin with 14 acres of gardens

Lakeland Motor Museum (Newby Bridge) – A unique collection of 30000 exhibits, including 140 classic cars and motorbikes

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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