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A visitors walking over stepping stones across a river with her dogs at Hardcastle Crags
Crossing stepping stones at Hardcastle Crags | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Dog-friendly places in Yorkshire

We love dogs in Yorkshire. Whether you're planning a day out at a historic house or in the countryside, you and your canine companion will receive a warm welcome at lots of places across the region. See more about the National Trust's paw rating scheme to help you plan your visit.

Top places to visit with your dog in Yorkshire

Places given a three paw rating are the most dog-friendly. Dogs can go in many areas, including indoors for tea and a treat. There’ll be clearly signed dog zones and dog-friendly experiences.

A small dog on the lead standing at the beach

Visiting the Yorkshire Coast with your dog 

The coast is made for dog walking, see how to stay safe and where to visit by the seas.

Dog visiting Fountains Abbey in the summertime

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden 

At Fountains Abbey, there are plenty of places to discover and some lovely long walks to enjoy with your dog through the gardens, Abbey and deer park.

Family of three walking two dogs outside of the house at Beningbrough


Enjoy much of the formal garden with your dog – discover the walled garden pergola, double and south borders and the American garden, as well as miles of paths through the parkland.

Visitors walking their dogs in the garden at Sizergh, Cumbria

Hardcastle Crags 

There are over 15 miles of footpaths to discover at Hardcastle Crags with your dog. Have a short stroll through the woodland or a challenging hike up the valley.

More dog friendly places in Yorkshire

When a place has a two paw rating, it means dogs can go in some areas, but not everywhere. If there’s a food and drink outlet, you can have a cuppa with them, probably outside.

Visitors and their dog enjoy a walk on Lady Lucy's Avenue

Visiting Wentworth Castle Gardens with your dog 

Explore the gardens and parkland at Wentworth Castle Gardens with your dog. Afterwards, take a seat in the dog-friendly area inside the Long Barn Café, or sit outside if you prefer.

Dog on a lead at Nostell Priory in West Yorkshire

Visiting Nostell with your dog 

Choose your walk at Nostell, from a stroll around the Lower Lake to a challenging loop around the parkland. There's even a dog run area, to let your pooch run free off the lead.

Dog enjoying a winter walk, in the grounds at Trelissick, Cornwall.

Visiting Goddards with your dog 

Bring your dog to Goddards for a great day out in one of York's finest gardens.

A dog on a lead sits patiently next to its owner with a bowl of water at Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Visiting Ormesby Hall with your dog 

Dogs are welcome throughout the gardens, woodland walks and parkland. With acres to explore, it's a great place to share with your dog.

Dog walking at East Riddlesden Hall

Visiting East Riddlesden Hall with your dog 

The lower fields at East Riddlesden Hall are the perfect place to let your dog explore.

Countryside considerations

If you're stepping out into the countryside, you have miles of path networks to explore with your four-legged friend. Plan ahead for wildlife considerations and take provisions for everyone, as there are likely limited, or no facilities nearby.

A man walking with dogs on the Pennine Way

Visiting the Yorkshire Dales with your dog 

There are loads of options for walkies across the Yorkshire Dales – all of our walks have dog-friendly options, with miles of footpaths to explore, trees to sniff and grass to roll in.

Dog sitting in the grass next to its owner, on Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire

Visiting Marsden Moor with your dog 

Explore safely together with consideration for nesting birds at different times of year.

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The National Trust and dogs 

Plan a visit further afield including places to eat and stay. Find out more about the canine code and our paw rating to help you make the most of your days out together.

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