South West Tourist Attractions

If you are looking for a dog friendly place to visit in the South West, have a look at our list of tourist attractions where dogs are welcome in the South West.

There are a huge variety of dog friendly places across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. We have found a great range of pet friendly places for you to visit with your four legged friend, from dog friendly gardens in Cornwall, to farms where dogs are welcome in Devon, dog friendly railways in Somerset and Castles that accept dogs in Dorset. 

Click on the name of the dog friendly attraction for further information, including any restrictions they impose, or facilities they provide for pets.

If you are specifically interested in beaches which allow dogs, please visit our beach guide here. 

Place NameTypeDog InformationTownPhoto
Babbacombe Cliff RailwayRailwayDogs carried FREE at the discretion of the operator. Please ensure they are kept on a short lead at ALL times both whilst queuing and travelling in order to comply with social distancing regulations.Torquay
Babbacombe Model VillageModel VillageDogs are welcome throughout the gardens, indoor displays but are not allowed in the coffee shop.  They must be kept on a short lead and you must stay with them the whole time.Torquay
Ballowall BarrowHistoricDogs on leads are welcome.St Just
english heritage
Bant’s Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient VillageHistoricDogs on leads are welcome.Isles of Scilly
Barle Valley SafarisWell behaved dogs welcome.Exmoor
Belas Knap Long BarrowHistoricThere may be sheep grazing in the fields en route to the barrow, so please keep dogs on leads.Cheltenham
english heritage
Bodmin & Wenford RailwayTourist AttractionDogs on leads are welcome on board the trains, but are not allowed in the buffet car or bar and must stay on the floor of the carriages.Bodmin
Bodmin Railway Dogs
Bodmin Courtroom ExperienceTourist AttractionCurrently closed to the public.Bodmin
Bonython Estate GardensTourist AttractionDogs welcome on leads.Helston
Bratton Camp and White HorseHistoric siteSheep graze regularly on this site and may not always be visible, so please keep your dog on a lead.Westbury
Bude Rowing BoatsTourist AttractionDogs allowed.Bude
Caerhays Castle GardensTourist AttractionDogs welcome on leads.St Austell
Carn Euny Ancient VillageHistoricDogs on leads are welcome.Penzance
english heritage
Charlestown Shipwreck CentreTourist AttractionDogs allowed.St Austell
Chysauster Ancient VillageHistoricDogs on leads are very welcome.Penzance
english heritage
Cirencester AmphitheatreHistoricDogs on leads are welcome.Cirencester
english heritage
Cornwall Aviation Heritage CentreTourist AttractionPets are most welcome on a lead, so no need to leave anyone at home!St Mawgan
Cornwall’s Regimental MusuemTourist AttractionDogs are welcome throughout the museum, wherever visitors are allowed. They are always pleased to see your four-legged friends enjoying a day out!Bodmin
Cornwall's Regimental Musuem
Cotehele and Cotehele Mill – National TrustHouseDogs welcome throughout estate and woodland.Saltash
Devon Railway CentreRailwayDogs welcome on a lead. Tiverton
Fursdon House, Gardens and Tea RoomDogs on leads are welcome in the garden.Exeter
Garrison WallsHistoricDogs on leads welcome.Isle of Scilly
english heritage
Geevor Tin MineTourist AttractionDogs on leads welcome, but not in the shop, cafe.Penzance
Godolphin – National TrustGardenDogs welcome through garden and estateHelston
Great Witcombe Roman VillaHistoricDogs on leads are welcome.Brockworth
english heritage
GrimspoundHistoricDogs on leads welcome.Yelverton
english heritage
Hailes AbbeyHistoricDogs on leadsCheltenham
english heritage
Halliggye FogouHistoricDogs on leads are welcome.Helston
english heritage
Hatfield Earthworks (Marden Henge)HistoricDogs on leads welcome.Marden
english heritage
Healey’s Cornish Cyder FarmFarmDogs on leads welcome around the site and in the shop.Truro
Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm
Hestercombe GardensGardenDogs are welcome at Hestercombe throughout the gardens, cafe and shop.Taunton
Hidden ValleyTourist AttractionDogs on leads are permitted in the grounds. Not allowed in the Mansion, tea room or shop.Launceston
Hound Tor Deserted Medieval VillageHistoricDogs on leads are welcome.Newton Abbot
english heritage
House of MarblesMuseumDogs welcomes in all parts of the site with the exception of the main restaurant. Dogs allowed into the designated restaurant conservatory area while their owners take refreshments.Bovey Tracey
Hurlers Stone CirclesHistoricDogs on leads are welcome. Sheep and ponies are often grazing the area, so please keep dogs on leads.Liskeard
english heritage
Jamaica InnMuseumDogs welcome in museum and certain areas of the pub.Launceston
King Charles’s CastleHistoricDogs on leads are welcome.Tresco
King Charles's Castle
King Edward Mine MuseumMuseumWell behaved dogs are welcome on a short lead.Camborne
Kingston Russell Stone CircleHistoricDogs on leads.Weymouth
Kingston Russell Stone Circle
Knowlton Church and EarthworksHistoricDogs on leads welcome.Wimborne
Knowlton Church and Earthworks
Land’s EndTourist AttractionDogs on leads are welcome at Land’s End, but can not go into the attractions or restaurants.Penzance
Lanhydrock – National TrustGardenDogs welcome throughout park and estateBodmin
Lappa Valley Steam RailwayRailwayDogs welcome on leads for a cost of £1Newquay
Launceston CastleHistoricDogs on leads welcome.Launceston
english heritage
Launceston Steam RailwayRailwayDogs travel for 50p.Launceston
Ludgershall Castle and CrossHistoricDogs on leads welcome.Ludgershall
english heritage
Lydford Castle and Saxon TownHistoricDogs on leads are welcome. Please be aware: Sheep may be grazing at the Norman Fort and on the Town Banks.Okehampton
english heritage
Maiden CastleHistoricDogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead as sheep regularly graze on different parts of the site. Dog waste bins provided on site.Dorchester
english heritage
Merrivale Prehistoric SettlementHistoricDogs on leads are welcome.Yelverton
english heritage
Minack TheatreTheatreDogs on leads welcome with day visitors, but not to performances.Penzance
Mount Edgecumbe Country ParkGardenDogs on leads welcome in parkland, but not in house or formal gardens.Torpoint
Muchelney AbbeyHistoricDogs on leads welcome.Langport
english heritage
National Seal SanctuaryAnimal SanctuaryDogs on leads welcome.Helston
Newlyn Art GalleryGalleryDogs welcomeNewlyn
Notgrove Long BarrowHistoricDogs on leads welcome.Cheltenham
Nunney CastleHistoricDogs on leads welcome.Nunney
english heritage
Nympsfield Long BarrowHistoricDogs on leads are welcome.Dursley
Offa’s DykeHistoricThere may be livestock in the fields, so please keep dogs on leads.Lydney
Offa's Dyke
Okehampton CastleCastleThe whole castle ruin is dog friendly. There is also a woodland walk. Okehampton
Okehampton Castle
Old BlockhouseHistoricDogs on leads are welcome.Tresco
Old Blockhouse
Old SarumHistoricDogs on leads welcome.Salisbury
english heritage
Old Wardour CastleHistoricDogs on leads welcome.Salisbury
english heritage
Over BridgeHistoricDogs on leads welcomeGloucester
Over Bridge
Pencarrow HouseGardenDogs welcome in the extensive grounds.Bodmin
Pencarrow House
Pendennis CastleHistoricAll dogs on a lead are welcome including inside the buildings and around the grounds. There is also outside seating at the cafe.Falmouth
english heritage
Penhallam ManorHistoricDogs on leads are welcome.Holsworthy
english heritage
Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & FishingTourist AttractionDogs on leads welcome.Polperro
Port – Elliot, St GermansTourist AttractionWe are dog friendly! Dogs are allowed off the lead on the Park on Wednesdays and on other days on the lead in the gardens.Saltash
Porth Hellick Down Burial ChamberHistoricDogs on leads are welcome.Isles of Scilly
english heritage
Powderham CastleCastleYou are very welcome to bring your dog with you to Powderham Castle on a lead. Dogs may access all areas except the Deer Park and the Walled Garden. We simply ask owners to kindly clear up after their dog, using the dog waste bins provided. Dog Admission is £1. Guide dogs are welcome free of charge.Exeter
Prideaux PlaceHouse & GardenDogs allowed.Padstow
Restormel CastleHistoricDogs on leads welcome.Lostwithiel
english heritage
Roadford LakeWalkDogs on leads are allowed around the lake and in the Lakeside Cafe.Lifton
Siblyback LakeWalkDogs on leads welcome.Liskeard
Sir Bevil Grenville’s MonumentHistoricDogs on leads welcome.Bath
english heritage
St Breock Downs MonolithHistoricDogs on leads welcome.Bodmin
english heritage
St Catherine’s CastleHistoricDogs on leads are welcome.Fowey
english heritage
St Mawes CastleHistoricDogs are permitted in the grounds and in the keep, as long as they are kept on a lead.Truro
english heritage
Tamar Valley Donkey ParkTourist AttractionWell behaved dogs on leads welcomed everywhere.St Ann’s Chapel
Tamar Valley Donkey Park
The Arthurian CentreMuseumDogs on leads welcome.Camelford
The Donkey SanctuaryAnimal SanctuaryDogs are welcome in all areas of the sanctuary but must be kept on a lead. Please do not leave your family pet in your car whilst visiting the sanctuary.Sidmouth
The Donkey Sanctuary
The Eden ProjectTourist AttractionDogs on leads are allowed in the outdoor gardens and visitor centre, but not the Biomes or any other undercover area. Facilities for dogs include: – Dedicated dog waste bins, water, undercover dining area, shaded parking shelters in Orange, Melon, Cherry and Lemon car parks.St Austell
The Exchange Art GalleryGalleryWell behaved dogs welcome.Penzance
The Lost Gardens of HeliganGardenDogs welcome on leads.St Austell
The National Lobster HatcheryAnimal SanctuaryWell behaved dogs on leads are welcomed at the Lobster Hatchery.Padstow
The National Lobster Hatchery
The Nine StonesHistoricDogs on leads as there may be livestock in the field.Dorchester
english heritage
The SanctuaryHistoricDogs on leads welcome.Marlborough
english heritage
Tintagel CastleTourist AttractionDogs on leads welcome.Tintagel
english heritage
Totnes CastleHistoricDogs on leads allowed.Totnes
english heritage
Trail Bike HireBike HireDog trailer available for hire.Padstow
Trebah GardenGardenDogs are very welcome – but must keep their owners on a lead! There are designated doggie tables in the cafe and water bowls are available outside the visitor centre.Falmouth
Trelissick – National TrustGardenDogs welcome in park and woodland.Truro
Tremenheere Sculpture GardensGardenDogs on leads welcome.Gulval
Trengwainton – National TrustGardenDogs welcomePenzance
Tresco Abbey GardenGardenDogs welcome on leads.Isles of Scilly
Trewidden GardenGardenDogs welcome on leads.Penzance
TrewithenTourist AttractionDogs welcome on leads.Truro
Truro CathedralChurchWell-behaved dogs on leads are admitted in to Truro Cathedral but not in the Cathedral Restaurant.Truro
Uley Long Barrow (Hetty Pegler’s Tump)HistoricDogs on leads are welcome.Dursley
Uley Long Barrow (Hetty Pegler's Tump)
Upper Plym ValleyHistoricDogs welcome. Please note – ponies and sheep graze freely on the moor so please keep your dog on a lead.Dartmoor
West Somerset RailwayRailwayDogs allowed – tickets for dogs can be purchased for £3.00 for any journey. Dogs should remain on the floor of the carriages and not travel on the seats. Dogs are not permitted to be in the buffet car or in any carriage where food is being served.Minehead
Wheal MartynTourist AttractionDogs welcome.St Austell