Dog-Friendly Attractions in Yorkshire: Fun for You and Fido

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If you own a dog, you know how fun and full of energy they are. Chances are, they aren’t going to take too kindly to spending a day curled up with a good book and glass of mulled wine. They want to get out and explore.

If you are visiting Yorkshire with your pup and want to ensure they can get out and have some fun, then the must-visit, dog-friendly attractions listed here should be in your travel plans. You’re going to love the experience, and so will your four-legged friend.

Keep in mind, there are plenty of places to stay in Yorkshire with your dog, too. In fact, you can check out one of the most popular dog friendly cottages in Yorkshire here, that you and your pooch will love.

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Vacation with your pooch in Yorkshire

Pocklington Canal

This is a picturesque rural waterway that was once a dumping ground for industrial waste is a great place for you and your pup to visit. It was saved by a team of campaigners and volunteers and is now considered one of the best canals for nature and is home to at least three sites of Special Scientific Interest.

The architecture on the canal-side of the waterway adds more interest to the scenery, with an array of restored (and original locks), hump-backed bridges, and distinctive swing bridges.

Forge Dam

Forge Dam is located in Fulwood, Sheffield, and is a popular destination for walkers, joggers, and cyclists – those with and without dogs. The popularity of this spot is, in part, due to the beautiful wooded surroundings, along with the warm welcome provided at the Forge Dam Café. This eatery has served up amazing fare for weary walkers (and bowls of water for pups) for over eight decades.

Whitby Abbey

Do you love all things Gothic? If so, Whitby Abbey is a must-visit. This attraction is found on a cliff that overlooks the seaside town that inspired the story of Dracula by Bran Stoker.

While visiting, you can experience centuries of history, catch a glimpse of breathtaking views, and even stroll through the streets of the infamous town. After you and your pup have climbed all 199 steps that lead to the abbey, you won’t have to walk them again for a week!

Ryedale Folk Museum

Found in the village of Hutton-le-Hole, which is located in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, this is a somewhat folksy museum that provides you with a one-of-a-kind glimpse into past life. The collections and buildings are spread across six acres and tell the story of how those in rural areas lived from the period of the Iron Age all the way to the 1950s.

If that’s not enough, the amazing volunteers host a tractor day each year – it’s a whole day of tractors to see and enjoy.

Burton Agnes Hall

If you want to visit the “perfect English house” according to the book “England’s Thousand Best Houses,” then popping in at Burton Agnes Hall is a must. Built between the years 1598 and 1610, this hose has been owned by the same family for over centuries – which is 15 generations.

The house is a treasure trove of true English history and the gardens are the ideal playground for your dog – just remember to bring along a lead.

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Enjoy the scenic places of Yorkshire with your furry friend

Visiting Yorkshire with Your Pooch

If you are planning to travel to Yorkshire with your dog, be sure to keep all the attractions here in mind. These are just a few of the amazing and historic places you can visit with your pup.


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