Dog Friendly Days out
The Cotswolds is not only blessed with stunning panoramic landscapes, but it’s also steeped in rich cultural heritage and history. There really is something for everyone and every dog. With countless places of interest and exciting attractions to see, there really is no better reason to bring your furry friend with you and explore together the Cotswold way of life.
Standing in its dramatic location at 65 feet high Broadway Tower has some of the best views in England. The tower is also on the Cotswold Way – so it’s a paradise for cyclists, walkers and wildlife lovers. Perfect for a family day out. Dogs must wait outside the Tower.
Whether you go to pray, to marvel at Tewkesbury Abbey’s history or to enjoy its architecture, you will be certain to enjoy the peace and beauty of the church. The Abbey shop is situated in St James chapel within the Abbey.
A third generation family farm set in heart of the beautiful Cotswold Hills. The lavender grown here is steam distilled on the farm to make the highest quality essential oil, which is used to make a range of toiletries. Dogs are allowed in the fields but not shop or tearoom with the exception of service/guide dogs.
COTSWOLD WILDLIFE PARK
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens has over 260 Animal species in over 160 acres of stunning gardens and Parkland. Dogs may be brought into the Park provided that they are kept on a lead.
Batsford is home to one of the finest botanical collections in the country. At 56 acres in size, Batsford is an intimate and romantic place to visit, with interest all year round.
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR) is a preserved steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in standard class carriages.
COTSWOLD COUNTRY PARK & BEACH
Cotswold Country Park and Beach, located within the Cotswold Water Park, is home to the largest inland beach. It’s the perfect place for a family day out.
COTSWOLD WATER PARK
With many miles of public footpaths criss-crossing this watery landscape this is a great place for dog walking. To avoid disturbance to local wildlife when near the lakes, it is preferable for your dog to be kept on a lead and out of the water.
Croome welcomes you and your dog and is the perfect place to enjoy a traditional walk. There are miles of different routes to discover temples, follies and the beautiful lakeside. You can take your dog anywhere on the lead around the parkland with a map available for off-lead areas too. Tether hooks, water bowls and waste bins are available throughout the park. Visit their website to find lots of free downloadable walks.
THE BOATHOUSE CAFE
Hidden away on the shore of Pittville Park’s lower lake and bursting with nostalgic charm; there are rowing boats for hire, grassy banks to fish from and picnic tables, with access to freshly ground coffee, ice cream and homemade cakes.