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Top dog friendly attractions in Cornwall

Want to find the best Cornish attractions for everyone to enjoy? Look no further, as we have created a list of the top dog friendly attractions Cornwall has to offer…

Eden Project, St Austell

Four legged visitors are able to explore miles of paths within the former china clay quarry. Whilst they aren’t permitted in the biomes or undercover areas, they are welcome in the Visitor Centre and can relax in dining areas.

Regimental Museum, Bodmin

For dog lovers who enjoy history, head to the finest military museum in the south west. With over 300 years of military history displayed, there are special events throughout the year such as re-enactments and family fun days. Please note: dog entry may be restricted at busy times so please contact them in advance.

Heartlands, Pool

With 19 acres to explore, there’s plenty to have a look (and a sniff) at here. Set in the shadow of an iconic Cornish engine house, Heartlands has brought the former derelict mining landscape back to life through extensive renovation and hard work.

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, Penhallow

Visit the largest Cornish Cider maker in Cornwall and the only distillers making cider brandy and fruit spirits. See how they make over forty varieties of delicious fruit products including farm scrumpy, sparkling cyder, country wines, jam, chutneys and spirits. A tasty day out!

Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn

See some of the art the Cornwall area is so famous for in these two beautiful venues. Marvel at a wide and varied programme across two sites, showcasing the very best of national and international contemporary art. Free admission.

Cornish Goldsmiths Treasure Park, Redruth

Another free attraction with indoor areas (so ideal for a rainy day!) Alongside a selection of impressive jewellery shops, you’ll find a craft area, workshop, crazy golf and a spot where you can pan for gold and precious stones. All sites are linked by twisting paths, streams, grassy corners and water wheels.

Roskilly’s Farm, St Keverne

This free working organic farm is a real treat for foodies. If your dog is happy around other animals, take a walk in the meadows and see the daily milking of their cows, which produces Roskilly’s award-winning ice cream.

Lappa Valley Steam Railway, Newquay

Located in the Lappa Valley, this attraction welcomes well behaved dogs on leads throughout the site including the cafe and trains (charges may apply.) Enjoy miniature railways, protected areas where wildlife thrives, a boating lake, maze, woodland walks, nature trials and golf course.

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

One of the finest fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion, this mighty castle was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War. It also boasts an exciting interactive exhibition where you can experience the sights and sounds of battle and relive an enemy attack on a Second World War observation post.


St. Mawes Castle, St Mawes

Catch the dog-friendly ferry from Falmouth, and take in the breath-taking views from St Mawes Castle (another of Henry VIII’s coastal artillery fortresses.) You and your four legged friend can take the relaxing stroll around the grounds and headland, then saunter over to The Rising Sun for a tipple or two.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek

Set in the pretty village of Gweek, the original purpose of the Seal Sanctuary was to rescue seals, particularly those found in need around Cornwall. They still do this and rescue, rehabilitate, and release many seals each year. You’ll also spot otters, penguins, sheep, ponies and goats.

Tintagel Castle, Tintagel

For a magical day out, Tintagel Castle offers dramatic views, fascinating ruins and a beach cafe set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast. Steeped in legend and said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, you can still visit the nearby Merlin’s Cave.

Looking for a Cornish getaway with your four legged friend? We welcome well behaved dogs at The Greenbank and have a selection of dog-friendly rooms to choose, so you can bring the whole family!

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