10 places you didn't know were dog friendly

Dogs are often a huge part of the family, and there are many places across England that you can visit for a typical dog-friendly visit. Here at VisitEngland we have scoured the country for surprising places you can take your furry friends.

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Dine in style with your canine pal at Bluebird

London

Nestled away in the heart of West London is Bluebird Chelsea. This scenic restaurant seeks to recreate a local neighborhood feel on a wider scale, and that means dogs are welcome to attend! Serving delicious food from morning till late, Bluebird is an ideal spot to treat your pet and yourself.

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Put your paws up at Raithwaite Estate

Whitby, North Yorkshire

If Fido needs a little bit of relaxation, then head north to Raithwaite Estate, Yorkshire. Whilst you relax in their hotel and spa (or even while you're getting married), their luxury dog spa will cater to your dog, whatever their breed. In addition to the spa, they also have dog lodges for overnight stays, complete with under floor heating and dog room service.

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3

Take a historic amble together at Titchfield Abbey

Titchfield, Hampshire

Set in the Hampshire countryside, this 13th Century abbey has seen many sights over the years, with part of its church converted into a grand Tudor gatehouse. Dogs on leads are welcome as you head around the grounds and, despite being deep in the countryside, there are a number of cafés and garden centres nearby to get a fresh bowl of water and a cup of tea.

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4

Snuggle up at The Old Bell

Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Set in the picturesque Wiltshire countryside, The Old Bell is a quintessentially English inn that welcomes dogs. Its beautiful lodgings have a number of dog-friendly rooms, plus your pets can join you in the bar to have a quiet drink and lay by the fire. You can even enjoy a spot of dinner with them in the dog-friendly lounge.

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5

Go for walkies around Eastnor Castle

Eastnor

For a historic doggy day out, head to Eastnor Castle set on the edge of the Cotswolds. This impressive and sumptuous castle allows dogs not only in its grounds, but inside the house as well. There are areas they can be let off lead and have plenty of refreshments and biscuit stops dotted around the grounds.

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6

Delight your dog at Egerton House

London

If your dog prefers the finer things in life then Egerton House in Knightsbridge may just be ticket. Set in one of the most exclusive London addresses, the hotel is not just dog friendly but considers them as much of a guest as you. Check out their pet spa, dog turn down service and their special pet high tea. Go on, spoil yourselves.

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7

Cater to their every need at Baliffscourt Hotel

Climping

Tucked away on the south coast, Baliffscourt Hotel and Spa comes complete with dog-friendly rooms and dog concierge services. The dogs receive their own welcome pack complete with treats and tennis ball, and can curl up by the fire or even take a dip in the sea, all safe in the knowledge their humans are being well cared for.

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8

Stroll with your pooch to Newlyn Art Gallery

Penzance

Situated on the Cornish coast, you and your canine companions can pop in for a spot of tea and take in the beautiful art on offer at the Newlyn Art Gallery. This dog-friendly gallery is located on a beautiful walking spot so you can enjoy the scenery both on the outside and inside.

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9

Step into the past at Beamish Museum

Beamish

This open-air museum takes you and your furry friend back to the bygone days. Step on a tram to ride to the scenic streets and walk around the open grounds to see what life was like, before they were even a puppy. Dogs are welcome to the museum but are not allowed into the buildings.

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10

Climb aboard with your pet at Exbury Gardens

Exbury

For a wonderful doggy day out in the New Forest, then Exbury Gardens are worth a visit. With over 22 miles of pathways within its gardens, adventure playgrounds for the kids and a steam railway that welcomes dogs on board, everybody will be kept amused in the great outdoors.

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21 Sep 2018(last updated)
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    London

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    Whitby, North Yorkshire

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    Titchfield, Hampshire

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    Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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    Eastnor

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    London

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    Climping

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    Penzance

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    Beamish

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    Exbury

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