Posted on Wednesday 14th July, 2021
Cornwall is a fantastic destination for a dog friendly
holiday. As well as miles of coastal walks, countryside rambles and beaches, we
also have many tourist attractions who are happy to welcome your dog.
Take our lead and don’t leave the dog at home. Dogs are
welcome at many of our visitor attractions here in Cornwall. Most will allow
dogs to visit all or part of their site.
Please do check the websites of each attraction to make sure
you have booked in advance, and are aware of their dog-friendly policies. If
you have specific requests regarding your Assistance Dog, please get in touch
with the attraction to discuss your accessibility needs.
Bodmin and Wenford Railway
Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a
journey back in time on the BODMIN & WENFORD RAILWAY, Cornwall's only full
size railway still regularly operated by steam locomotives.
Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Experience animal welfare in action in Cornwall's only Seal
Sanctuary and rescue centre. Hear about dramatic rescues and meet the seal and
sea lion characters whose individual stories are bought to life during your
Inside our visitor attraction in Cornwall are massive Biomes
housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and
stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens. Dogs are
welcome in the Outdoor Gardens – assistance dogs only are allowed in the
Flambards Theme Park, Helston, Cornwall is the perfect
destination for an unforgettable family day out with its fun mix of rides,
indoor attractions and entertainment.
Geevor Tin Mine
Follow in the footsteps of Cornish miners. The
stunning coastline around Pendeen was once at the heart of the Cornish tin and
copper mining industry.
Visit a real mine and learn what life was like for a Cornish
miner – and enjoy a walk on the South West Coast Path after your visit.
Hangloose Adventure is based in the heart of Cornwall within
the beautiful confines of the Eden Project. They are one of the UK's top
adrenaline adventure activity providers including the world-famous Zip-wire
over the Eden Project Biomes. Dogs can be on site and kept on a lead while their
owners take turns on the activities!
Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm
Home to Cornwall's favourite Rattler Cornish Cloudy Cyder,
traditional Cornish Cream Teas, and makers of England's oldest whiskey, a visit
to Healeys is a sure way to tickle those taste buds, create fond memories, and
expand your cyder knowledge!
Jamaica Inn welcome dogs in the Smugglers bar, the museum
and they even have some deluxe en-suite bedrooms where you can request a dog
bed and bowl for your room. Not forgetting the doggy treat at the bar on
A world famous landmark and resort at the westernmost point
of Cornwall - you can stay with for a fabulous short break, discover a
beautiful coastal landscape and enjoy fantastic attractions and seasonal
A Victorian family home inside a Jacobean mansion,
surrounded by beautiful formal gardens, an expansive estate and exciting
Lappa Valley is the only attraction in Cornwall that
transports visitors on an exhilarating nostalgic steam train ride into a secret
world of traditional fun and family adventure.
A place like no other, the world-famous Minack theatre
is a must-see for visitors to Cornwall.
Perched on rugged cliffs over-looking the spectacular
panorama of Porthcurno Bay, you might think ancient Greeks had carved it from
the granite. In fact, less than a century ago it was a rough gully of
gorse and heather dropping dizzily down to the sea. Dogs are welcome
during visiting hours, but we regret that no dogs other than
guide dogs will be admitted to performances. For daytime storytelling
events dogs on leads are permitted at the top of the theatre only.
Visit Pencarrow House & Gardens, the much loved home of
the Molesworth St Aubyn family who still live here and can trace their family
back to the time of Queen Elizabeth 1. Have a leisurely walk around the 50
Situated on a headland with breathtaking views out to sea,
Pendennis Castle is one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses. The castle
has defended Cornwall since Tudor times, and played a vital role during the two
Pinetum is a very special and inclusive space, set mostly on
level ground with large areas put to lawn, perfect for a gentle stroll with the
dog, an ideal environment for under fives to toddle around and perfect for
families to share a moment away from traffic and the stresses of everyday life.
Lovingly created over the last four decades with over 6000
plants from around the globe, there is colour and interest throughout the year
PK Porthcurno is a unique museum experience telling the
story of how a once uninhabited valley in Cornwall became the heart of
worldwide communication, how it remains so today and what might happen
Shipwreck Treasure Museum
The Shipwreck Treasure Museum shows a unique insight into
the history of maritime adventures and misfortunes. It is a museum of peril and
possibility, where a seabed of salvaged stories waits to be explored.
Discover 8,000 finds from over 150 shipwrecks. Well behaved
dogs are welcome, provided they are on a lead.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Heligan remains one of the most loved and romantic gardens
in the UK, appreciated as much for its beauty and mystery as for the ground
breaking restoration project
Over 200 acres are now a paradise for the explorer,
wildlife, plant lover and garden romantic. Victorian Productive Gardens and
Pleasure Gardens beckon, along with winding paths laid out over two centuries
Go on a legendary adventure at Tintagel - a Cornish castle
with links to the stories of King Arthur. Cross the spectacular new bridge to
take in unforgettable views of the coastline and explore the history-rich
headland. Walk among the castle ruins that still cling to the cliffs, find
early-medieval remains and meet Gallos - the life-size bronze statue of an
ancient king who keeps watch over the wild seas below
Trebah is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal
Discover the magic of this beautiful valley garden with over
four miles of footpaths. Explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms.
Follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade to a private secluded beach on
the Helford River.
A welcoming country house and garden set in an estate with
stunning maritime views and lovely woodland walks.
Enjoy Trelissick's woodland garden, with meandering paths
that take you on a journey through evergreens, palms, flowering shrubs and
borders bursting with exotic colour.
Discover a garden where the spirit of the Plant Hunters
lives on with winding, wooded paths, wide open spaces and plants from around
Be wowed by sea views, towering tree canopy of the long walk
and jungle-like tree ferns.
The extensive historic grounds and largely outdoor museum
offer a safe space to reflect, soak up the natural environment and enjoy some
sense of normality away from crowds of people in a wonderful historic
Picture credit: James Street | Eden Project