We've found 12 dog friendly attractions in Cumbria.
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BrantwoodConiston, Cumbria LA21 8AD
T: 01539 441396
Mountainside gardens set in a 250 acre wood with spectacular views. There are eight Victorian gardens that are different in style, including a fern garden and a herb garden.
Dogs on a lead are welcome in the garden but not the house.
Birdoswald Roman FortGilsland, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7DD
T: 016977 47602
www: Birdoswald Roman Fort
Longest continuous stretch of Hadrian's Wall that is visible today. There is a Roman fort, turret, milecastle and a visitor centre with interesting displays and reconstructions.
Dogs on a lead are welcome.
Coniston LaunchConiston Boatlandings, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AN
T: 015394 36216
www: Coniston Launch
Enjoy an environmentally friendly cruise on Coniston Water aboard 1920s launches with solar-electric power. The ferry service operates to seven jetties, including Brantwood, and a commentary is provided by the crew.
Well behaved dogs are welcome.
Ullswater SteamersThe Pier House, Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0US
T: 017684 82229
www: Ullswater Steamers
Four vessels operating lake cruises on Ullswater. The views are spectacular and a trip can be combined with a visit to a pretty village or a scenic walk.
Dogs are allowed, subject to a small charge.
Lakeside & Haverthwaite RailwayHaverthwaite Station, Haverthwaite, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8AL
T: 015395 31594
www: Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
Steam trains running from Haverthwaite to Lakeside through the Leven Valley. There are engine sheds, display locomotives and a picnic area. A rail trip can be combined with a Windermere Lake cruise.
Well behaved dogs are welcome but please keep them off the seats.
Hutton-in-the-ForestPenrith, Cumbria CA11 9TH
T: 01768 484449
Extensive grounds with a walled garden with colourful flowers and elegant topiary. There are also 3 ponds and a woodland walk to enjoy. Keep a look out for red squirrels in the wood.
Dogs on a lead are welcome in the gardens, grounds and woodland but not the house.
Piel CastlePiel Island, 3.25 miles South East of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
T: 0191 2691200
www: Piel Castle
Impressive ruins of a 14th-century castle set on the south-eastern point of Piel Island.
Dogs are allowed on a lead.
Ravenglass & Eskdale RailwayRavenglass, Cumbria CA18 1SW
T: 01229 717171
www: Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Steam trains run from the coastal village of Ravenglass through beautiful valleys to the foot of England's highest mountain. Cafés at Dalegarth and Ravenglass specialise in home baking.
Dogs welcome on a lead. There is a charge of £1.50 per dog per journey.
Muncaster Castle Gardens OnlyMuncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria CA18 1RQ
T: 01229 717614
www: Muncaster Castle Gardens Only
Attractive 70 acre gardens with breathtaking views of the lakeland fells. The gardens are home to one of Europe's largest collections of rhododendrons.
Dogs on a lead are welcome in the gardens and owl centre but not in the castle.
Rydal Mount GardensRydal, Cumbria LA22 9LU
T: 01539 433002
www: Rydal Mount Gardens
Relaxing garden with spectacular views towards Lake Windermere and Rydal Water. The garden contains a wide variety of shrubs and trees and was originally designed by William Wordsworth.
Dogs on a lead are welcome
Windermere Lake CruisesLakeside, Lakeside Pier Visitor Centre, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8AS
T: 015394 43360
www: Windermere Lake Cruises
Park your car at Lakeside, Bowness or Ambleside and ride by boat for the day. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars.
All well behaved dogs travel free.
Lake District Visitor Centre at BrockholeWindermere, Cumbria LA23 1LJ
T: 015394 46601
www: Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole
Garden with mixed and herbaceous borders, kitchen garden, wild flower meadow and woodland with a wide variety of trees and plants. There is also a picnic area, including a covered area, next to an exciting adventure playground.
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the café.