English Heritage

English Heritage has over 150 properties across the country that allow dogs to visit with their owners.


Most places specify that dogs are to be kept on a lead, but please check individual property details when you arrive with your dog.

Meg has visited several English Heritage properties, including Tintagel Castle in Cornwall and 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey & Battlefield in East Sussex.

The cost to enter varies from site to site, but if you think you may visit more than one property in a year, it can be worth becoming a member which gives you access to all properties for a year. There are other benefits of being a member including a handbook, quarterly magazines, and exclusive special offers and competitions.



From only £48 for a whole year, English Heritage members enjoy…

  • Unlimited access to over 400 historic properties across the country, a whole year’s worth of fun days out.
  • Free entry for up to six accompanying children per adult member.
  • Free or reduced-price entry to exclusive members’ events giving you access to our experts and a glimpse behind the scenes.
  • Exclusive Members’ Magazine four times a year with in-depth features about our properties and wider work, also includes a nationwide events guide.
  • Free handbook worth £10.95 to help plan your next exciting day out.
  • Special offers, discounts and competitions for a great variety of products and experiences.
  • English Heritage car sticker.

Below is a list of all the sites which currently allow dogs.

Peveril Castle Derbyshire Central
Goodrich Castle Herefordshire Central
Longtown Castle Herefordshire Central
Wigmore Castle Herefordshire Central
Ashby de la Zouch Castle Leicestershire Central
Kirby Muxloe Castle Leicestershire Central
Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse Lincolnshire Central
Kirby Hall Northamptonshire Central
Acton Burnell Castle Shropshire Central
Buildwas Abbey Shropshire Central
Clun Castle Shropshire Central
Haughmond Abbey Shropshire Central
Lilleshall Abbey Shropshire Central
Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle Shropshire Central
Moreton Corbet Castle Shropshire Central
Old Oswestry Hill Fort Shropshire Central
Wenlock Priory Shropshire Central
White Ladies Priory Shropshire Central
Wroxeter Roman City Shropshire Central
Wall Roman Site Staffordshire Central
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden Warwickshire Central
Witley Court and Gardens Worcestershire Central
Wrest Park Bedfordshire East
Denny Abbey and the Farmland Museum Cambridgeshire East
Audley End House and Gardens Essex East
Hill Hall Essex East
Tilbury Fort Essex East
Castle Acre: Castle Acre Priory Norfolk East
Grime’s Graves – Prehistoric Flint Mine Norfolk East
Framlingham Castle Suffolk East
Landguard Fort Suffolk East
Chiswick House and Gardens London London
Kenwood House London London
Marble Hill House London London
Auckland Castle Deer House Durham North East
Barnard Castle Durham North East
Bowes Castle Durham North East
Derwentcote Steel Furnace Durham North East
Egglestone Abbey Durham North East
Finchale Priory Durham North East
Burton Agnes Manor House East Riding of Yorkshire North East
Howden Minster East Riding of Yorkshire North East
Skipsea Castle East Riding of Yorkshire North East
Gainsthorpe Medieval Village Humberside North East
Aldborough Roman Site North Yorkshire North East
Byland Abbey North Yorkshire North East
Easby Abbey North Yorkshire North East
Helmsley Castle North Yorkshire North East
Kirkham Priory North Yorkshire North East
Marmion Tower North Yorkshire North East
Middleham Castle North Yorkshire North East
Pickering Castle North Yorkshire North East
Piercebridge Roman Bridge North Yorkshire North East
Richmond Castle North Yorkshire North East
Rievaulx Abbey North Yorkshire North East
Scarborough Castle North Yorkshire North East
Spofforth Castle North Yorkshire North East
Stanwick Iron Age Fortifications North Yorkshire North East
Steeton Hall Gateway North Yorkshire North East
Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village North Yorkshire North East
Wheeldale Roman Road North Yorkshire North East
Whitby Abbey North Yorkshire North East
Aydon Castle Northumberland North East
Belsay Hall Northumberland North East
Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard Northumberland North East
Black Carts Turret – Hadrian’s Wall Northumberland North East
Black Middens Bastle House Northumberland North East
Brinkburn Priory Northumberland North East
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum – Hadrian’s Wall Northumberland North East
Corbridge Roman Town – Hadrian’s Wall Northumberland North East
Dunstanburgh Castle Northumberland North East
Edlingham Castle Northumberland North East
Etal Castle Northumberland North East
Housesteads Roman Fort – Hadrian’s Wall Northumberland North East
Lindisfarne Priory Northumberland North East
Norham Castle Northumberland North East
Prudhoe Castle Northumberland North East
Warkworth Castle and Hermitage Northumberland North East
Conisbrough Castle South Yorkshire North East
Monk Bretton Priory South Yorkshire North East
Roche Abbey South Yorkshire North East
Tynemouth Priory and Castle Tyne and Wear North East
Hylton Castle Tyne and Wear North East
Yorkshire and the Humber Yorkshire and the Humber North East
Beeston Castle and Woodland Park Cheshire North West
Chester Castle: Agricola Tower and Castle Walls Cheshire North West
Chester Roman Amphitheatre Cheshire North West
Ambleside Roman Fort Cumbria North West
Birdoswald Roman Fort – Hadrian’s Wall Cumbria North West
Bow Bridge Cumbria North West
Brough Castle Cumbria North West
Brougham Castle Cumbria North West
Carlisle Castle Cumbria North West
Castlerigg Stone Circle Cumbria North West
Clifton Hall Cumbria North West
Countess Pillar Cumbria North West
Furness Abbey Cumbria North West
Hardknott Roman Fort Cumbria North West
King Arthur’s Round Table Cumbria North West
Lanercost Priory Cumbria North West
Mayburgh Henge Cumbria North West
Penrith Castle Cumbria North West
Piel Castle Cumbria North West
Ravenglass Roman Bath House Cumbria North West
Shap Abbey Cumbria North West
Stott Park Bobbin Mill Cumbria North West
Wetheral Priory Gatehouse Cumbria North West
Warton Old Rectory Lancashire North West
Whalley Abbey Gatehouse Lancashire North West
1066 Battle of Hastings East Sussex South East
Pevensey Castle East Sussex South East
Hurst Castle Hampshire South East
Portchester Castle Hampshire South East
Appuldurcombe House Isle of Wight South East
Yarmouth Castle Isle of Wight South East
Bayham Old Abbey Kent South East
Dover Castle Kent South East
Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre Kent South East
Ballowall Barrow Cornwall South West
Carn Euny Ancient Village Cornwall South West
Chysauster Ancient Village Cornwall South West
Halliggye Fogou Cornwall South West
Hurlers Stone Circles Cornwall South West
Launceston Castle Cornwall South West
Pendennis Castle Cornwall South West
Penhallam Manor Cornwall South West
Restormel Castle Cornwall South West
St Breock Downs Monolith Cornwall South West
St Catherine’s Castle Cornwall South West
St Mawes Castle Cornwall South West
Tintagel Castle Cornwall South West
Grimspound Devon South West
Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village Devon South West
Lydford Castle and Saxon Town Devon South West
Merrivale Prehistoric Settlement Devon South West
Okehampton Castle Devon South West
Totnes Castle Devon South West
Upper Plym Valley Devon South West
Kingston Russell Stone Circle Dorset South West
Knowlton Church and Earthworks Dorset South West
Maiden Castle Dorset South West
The Nine Stones Dorset South West
Belas Knap Long Barrow Gloucestershire South West
Cirencester Amphitheatre Gloucestershire South West
Great Witcombe Roman Villa Gloucestershire South West
Hailes Abbey Gloucestershire South West
Notgrove Long Barrow Gloucestershire South West
Nympsfield Long Barrow Gloucestershire South West
Offa’s Dyke Gloucestershire South West
Over Bridge Gloucestershire South West
Uley Long Barrow (Hetty Pegler’s Tump) Gloucestershire South West
Bant’s Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village Isles of Scilly South West
Cromwell’s Castle Isles of Scilly South West
Garrison Walls Isles of Scilly South West
Old Blockhouse Isles of Scilly South West
Porth Hellick Down Burial Chamber Isles of Scilly South West
King Charles’s Castle Isles of Scilly South West
Cleeve Abbey Somerset South West
Muchelney Abbey Somerset South West
Nunney Castle Somerset South West
Sir Bevil Grenville’s Monument Somerset South West
Stanton Drew Circles and Cove Somerset South West
Bratton Camp and White Horse Wiltshire South West
Hatfield Earthworks (Marden Henge) Wiltshire South West
Ludgershall Castle and Cross Wiltshire South West
Old Sarum Wiltshire South West
Old Wardour Castle Wiltshire South West
The Sanctuary Wiltshire South West
West Kennet Avenue Wiltshire South West