Six dog-friendly Yorkshire gardens to visit holiday cottages

Six dog-friendly Yorkshire gardens to visit

Dog-friendly garden walks

Yorkshire is filled with dog-friendly holiday cottages, pubs, gardens and attractions so there is no need to leave your furry friend at home. Take a look at these six dog-friendly Yorkshire gardens which all make a fabulous day out for the whole family.

1. Helmsley Walled Garden

Stunning Helmsley Garden

The beautiful Helmsley Walled Garden is open every day between the end on March and the end of October and we think it is a riot of gorgeous colours. The garden has been enchanting visitors to the market town of Helmsley for 250 years and has now been fully restored to its former glory.

Helmsley Walled Gardens

Dogs on leads are welcome in all parts of the garden. The Vine House Café is also dog-friendly if you fancy a bite to eat during your visit. 

Where to stay in Helmsley.

2. The Yorkshire Arboretum

Explore the beautiful grounds at Castle Howard

Located in the beautiful Howardian Hills is The Yorkshire Arboretum. This fabulous 120-acre tree garden is part of Castle Howard and includes peaceful lakes and tranquil parkland. We recommend exploring and just seeing what you can find!

Dogs are welcome at The Yorkshire Arboretum too – you can even keep them off the lead in certain areas as long as they are well behaved. The on-site café is also dog-friendly with water bowls available so you can all get a drink after your walk.

3. Burton Agnes Hall Gardens

Burton Agnes Hall is a family-friendly attraction in the Yorkshire Wolds

The beautiful Burton Agnes Hall is one of the finest stately homes and gardens in the Yorkshire Wolds. Although not allowed in the hall itself, dogs are welcome in the beautiful grounds which include walled gardens and a mile-long Woodland Sculpture Walk.

Yorkshire Wolds Holiday Cottages.

4. Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park

Discover the Himalayan Gardens nearby, one of Yorkshire's most unusual outdoor attractions.

You’ll feel like you are in exotic climes with a trip to the fantastic Himalayan Garden and Sculpture in Nidderdale. Himalayan plants, rare rhododendrons and even a Balinese pergoda make this privately owned 20-acre garden near Masham well worth a visit. 

Masham Holiday Cottages.

With a riot of stunning colours and a beautiful woodland setting, it’s a lovely day out for humans and doggies alike (although dogs must be kept on a lead at all times).

5. Falling Foss Tea Garden

Thomason Foss waterfall Beck Hole

The well-loved Falling Foss in the North York Moors is home to a waterfall, a selection of woodland and riverside walks which dogs will love along with a peaceful tea garden where you can get a bite to eat. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

Children will love a game of Poohsticks from the bridge, taking a paddle in the beck and visiting The Hermitage (a cave that’s carved out of stone).

North York Moors Holiday Cottages.

6. Thorp Perrow Arboretum

The 100-acre Thorp Perrow Arboretum near Bedale is home to one of the largest collections of trees and shrubs in the North of England. Dogs (as long as they are kept on leads) can happily explore the various walks and trails in the gardens.

Thorp Perrow

Dogs understandably aren’t permitted in the mammal or bird of prey centres but there are areas where you can secure them if you wish. 

Holiday cottages in Bedale.


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