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Glastonbury AbbeyAbbey Gatehouse, Magdalene Street, Somerset BA6 9EL
T: 01458 832267
www: Glastonbury Abbey
36 acres of peaceful parkland with impressive abbey ruins, a visitors' centre, fish and duck ponds, cider orchard, picnic and wildlife area. An audio guide is available from the ticket office.
Dogs on a lead are welcome. Two dog loos are available in the grounds and plastic bags can be obtained from the ticket office, if needed.
The Bishop's PalaceWells, Somerset BA5 2PD
T: 01749 988111
www: The Bishop's Palace
Explore 14 acres of delightful gardens. There are beautiful formal gardens in the ruins of The Great Hall, views of Glastonbury Tor from the Rampart walk and well pools of enormous historical significance.
Dogs are welcome in the palace gardens. The cafe has an outside seating area with views across The Croquet Lawn, where you can sit with your dog.
American Museum in Britain GroundsClaverton Manor, Bath, Somerset BA2 7BD
T: 01225 460503
www: American Museum in Britain Grounds
The gardens are in a beautiful setting above the River Avon and include an American arborteum and a replica of George Washington's garden.
Well behaved dogs are welcome in the grounds provided they are on a lead. Dogs are not allowed in any of the museum buildings, except assistance dogs.
Forde AbbeyChard, Somerset TA20 4LU
T: 01460 220231
www: Forde Abbey
Breathtaking 30-acre garden with a colourful bog garden, a walled kitchen garden, a rockery and herbaceous borders. The Mermaid Pond is home to the spectacular Centenary Fountain, which is the highest powered fountain in England.
Dogs kept on a short lead are allowed in the garden and tearoom. There is a water bowl for dogs kept near the tearoom door.
Cheddar Gorge & CavesChedder, Somerset BS27 3QF
T: 01934 742343
www: Cheddar Gorge & Caves
Explore Britain's biggest gorge from the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous beauty spot is a National Nature Reserve, reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors.
Underground caves and surrounding shops welcome dogs, even the tour bus! Dogs take a towel as caves wet and dark.
Dunster Castle GroundsDunster, near Minehead, Somerset TA24 6SL
T: 01643 821314
www: Dunster Castle Grounds
Subtropical terraced garden next to Dunster castle.
Dogs are welcome in the castle gardens, stables and shop on a short lead. There is an outside seating area next to the Dunster Water Mill tearoom.
West Somerset RailwayThe Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5BG
T: 01643 704996
www: West Somerset Railway
Steam railway that runs through 20 miles of Somerset countryside, from beside the Quantock Hills to the coast.
Dogs are charged at £2 per journey.
Wenlock PrioryMuch Wenlock TA3 6HS
T: 01952 727466
www: Wenlock Priory
Remains of a medieval priory, 13th-century church and Norman chapter house set in a tranquil garden with topiary.
Dogs allowed on leads.
Nunney CastleNunney, 3.5 South West of Frome, off A361, Somerset BA11 4LQ
www: Nunney Castle
Impressive ruins of a moated castle, with one of the deepest moats in England.
Dogs on a lead are welcome.
Hestercombe GardensCheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG
T: 01823 413923
www: Hestercombe Gardens
Unique collection of three gardens spanning three centuries of garden history and design. There is a 40-acre Georgian Landscape Garden with lakes, temples and grottoes.
Dogs on a short lead are very welcome in the garden, Stables Restaurant & Coffee Shop. Doggy bins are provided.
Cleeve AbbeyWashford, Somerset TA23 0PS
T: 01984 640377
www: Cleeve Abbey
Visitors to the site will see cloister buildings, a mosaic tiled floor and an exhibition about daily life in the abbey.
Dogs on leads allowed in grounds only.
Yeovil Country ParkGoldenstones, Yeovil, Somerset DT9 6QQ
T: 01935 462462
www: Yeovil Country Park
The park is a haven for wildlife and includes the areas known as Penn Hill Park, Summerhouse Hill, Ninesprings and Riverside Walk. There are lakes, rivers, waterfalls, open grassland, woodland and a children's play area.
Dogs are welcome at the Country Park. There is a no dog zone around the lake that is clearly identified. This has been put in place to protect wildlife and there is an alternative path for dog walkers around this area.
Ham Hill Country ParkStoke sub Hamdon, Yeovil, Somerset TA14 6RW
T: 01935 823617
www: Ham Hill Country Park
400-acre country park with panoramic views of the South Somerset Moors, Exmoor and the Mendip Hills. Enjoy superb countryside walks with iron age and Roman earthworks.
Dogs are welcome on Ham Hill. Where sheep are grazing please keep your dog on a lead. Up to date details of where sheep are grazing can be found on the notice board outside the Ham Hill Rangers Office.