Discover the dog-friendly Cotswolds


Are you looking to book yourself a luxury lakeside escape to Lower Mill Estate with your four-legged friend? No trip to the Cotswolds is complete without exciting days out for you and your dog. Whether you're looking for an adventure for you and your energetic pooch, or you prefer the more relaxed atmosphere of a country park, there are plenty of ways to live the Cotswold life with your four-legged friend.

To help you and your furry companion make the most of the glorious countryside, here are just a few of the local attractions you can enjoy with your four-legged friend:  

Cirencester Park, Cirencester
Just 10 minutes away, located in the grandeur of the Bathurst Estate, Cirencester Park is a great spot for a day out with your pooch. A popular spot for dog walking, you’re sure to make friends while enjoying the dedicated doggy areas where four-legged friends can run, sniff and play freely together. After exploring, head into the town where a host of shops, cafes and pubs are waiting to welcome you and your pup.

Cerney House Gardens, North Cerney
Cerney House and Gardens are just 20 minutes away in the heart of the Cotswolds. A tranquil oasis for visitors and their doggy pals, with a gazebo walk, woodlands and a vegetable garden, there is plenty for your four-legged friend to discover.

Westonbirt Arboretum, Westonbirt

Less than 30 minutes away are the stunning tree gardens of Westonbirt Arboretum. With seasonal trails amongst a variety of trees, flora and fauna, your pooch will surely tire themselves out with acres of woodland to explore in the Silk Wood. 

Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford
Less than 40 minutes away, you can have a paw-some day out introducing your four-legged friend to a host of other animals. With spacious lawns to roam, pooches are sure to have a paw-fect day out.

Painswick Rocco Garden, Painswick

Just 35 minutes away, discover stunning architecture, woodland trails and towering trees, perfect for a relaxed and picturesque dog walk. Dogs are also allowed inside the café, which is stocked with treats it’s sure to get tails wagging after a day of exciting adventure.

Woodchester Park, Stonehouse
Less than 40 minutes away is the secluded woodland valley of Woodchester Park. A National Trust woodland ideal for a day of outdoor adventure, it’s just waiting to be explored by dogs and their human companions – with several picturesque routes for scenic walkies and lakes to doggy paddle in!

Great Witcombe Roman Villa, Brockworth

Just over half an hour away, dogs can join their families on an adventure through time, paying a visit to what remains of a grand country estate from Roman Britain. Accessible from the Cotswold Way, Great Witcombe Roman Villa is not only steeped in history but boasts gorgeous views, surrounded by plenty of open space for zoomies.

Newark Park, Wootton-under-Edge

Just over 30 minutes away is Newark Park. A National Trust site that welcomes dogs throughout the estate. With beautiful parklands to explore, you and your pooch can enjoy a day exploring the woodlands and making time for a stop for a picturesque picnic together.

Cotswold Motoring Museum, Bourton-on-the-water

Just over 30 minutes away is the picturesque, chocolate-box village of Bourton on the Water. A true gem of the Cotswolds, it’s full of adventures for you and your doggy friend. Visit the Cotswold Motoring Museum to travel through motoring history, Birdland Park and Gardens, to discover a world of birds and Jurassic ancestors, or Greystones Farm Nature Reserve to explore the expanse of meadows and rivers.

Croome Park, Worcester
Just over an hour away is Croome Park. A National Trust site with miles of routes to discover amongst temples, follies and beautiful lakes. Dogs need to be kept on a lead due to the livestock, but there are plenty of fields to scamper around. The stunning panoramic landscape offers a spectacular backdrop for those Instagram-able photos together!

With so much to explore, book your dog-friendly Cotswold escape now!

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