No trip to the Cotswolds is complete without exciting days out for you and your dog. So whether you’re a thrill seeker at heart, or you prefer the sedated atmosphere of a country park, you can build an intinerary around the kind of adventure you want. Live the dog life
The garden, arguably your dog’s favourite room in the house. Visiting one of the many parks and gardens in the Cotswolds is the perfect activity to enjoy with your dog. Lazily traversing through enchanting gardens, treating your senses to the delightful sights and smells of lush flora; it’s easy to see why this makes a popular picnic spot. Allow yourself to be captivated by the beautiful intricacy of nature and unwind in the glorious gardens of the Cotswolds.
The glory of the Stanway watergarden is the single–jet fountain in the Canal, opened on 5th June 2004, the fountain rises magnificently to over 300 feet, making it the tallest fountain in Britain.
Leave the hustle and bustle of today’s world and visit Cerney House Gardens, where time seems to stand still. Let old-fashioned scents and colour surround you in this romantic secret garden.
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.
You and your dog can enjoy over two thirds of the arboretum. Dogs are welcome in Silk Wood, on the Downs and in the main visitor area. The Old Arboretum is a dog free zone.
PAINSWICK ROCOCO GARDEN
Situated outside the Cotswold town of Painswick, and famous for its snowdrop display, the Rococo Garden is a fascinating step back to a flamboyant & sensual period of English Garden Design.
The inspired work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown has created a lasting legacy in the Park at Blenheim Palace and with over 2000 acres there is so much to discover. An entry fee is charged however dogs are welcome in the Park (not in the palace or gardens) on leads at all times.