Dog Friendly Surrey Tourist Attractions
Are you looking for great dog friendly days out in Surrey for you and all the family, including the dog? Below we have listed some attractions in Surrey which allow dogs.
Guildford Castle Grounds – 10 Castle St, Guildford, GU1 3UW
Free to enter the grounds. Open from 8am to dusk all year round.
The Castle Grounds were originally opened as public gardens in 1888 and contain a range of colourful flowers and interesting plants. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead – as of Jan 2020 Guildford Council also confirmed by phone that dogs are allowed in the castle keep. As the castle is in the centre of Guildford, why not add some dog friendly shopping or a pub lunch with your pooch to make this a great dog friendly day out in Surrey? The Britannia is very dog friendly and offers treats and dogs beds for your dog to relax in.
Abbot’s Hospital – High Street, Guildford, GU1 3AJ
This fantastic building can be found in the centre of Guildford at the top of the high street. Although it is called a ‘hospital’, it has never operated as one and instead provides independent living for the elderly. Visitors can join a tour between May and September on Thursday and Fridays lasting up to 50 minutes where you will visit the Common Hall and the Chapel. Tours cost £5 (January 2020). The employees at Abbot’s Hospital both have dogs and welcome visitors to bring their four legged friends along with them as long as they are on a lead. Their website offers more information and can be found here.
Shalford Mill – Shalford, Guildford GU4 8BS
Shalford Mill can be found just outside Guildford along the River Wey. The mill was gifted to the National Trust by the Ferguson’s gang. The mill was used from 1750 to 1914 and was unusual that it contained two separate mills. Only guide dogs are allowed inside the mill, as there are steep ladders involved which are not suitable for dogs. However the National Trust have confirmed that they usually have a number of dog friendly volunteers on the luccomb who would be happy to look after dogs so their owners can still enjoy a visit. More details on visiting the mill can be found here and here.
Guildford Cathedral – Stag Hill, University Campus, Guildford GU2 7UP
Building Guildford Cathedral was started in 1936 but halted by the second world war which also decimated the funds available to finish completion of the cathedral. In 1954 they used a buy a brick scheme where 200,000 people bought a brick which funded the completion of the cathedral. It was consecrated in 1961 but finally completed in 1966. It is now open to all as a place to explore and learn, however unfortunately this does not include our four legged friends (except guide dogs). The cathedral have confirmed that dogs are not allowed inside the building, however they are welcome to visit the grounds.
Albury Organic Vineyard – Silent Pool, Shere Road, Albury, Surrey, GU5 9BW
Open Saturdays and Sundays during Spring and Summer 11-4pm until the end of September. Tours from £20.
Albury vineyard offer tastings, sales, wine by the glass, cheese boards, self-guided and guided vineyard tours – dogs on a lead are welcome to join. The vineyard overlooks the Surrey Hills and produces English wine to the highest quality, making for a great dog friendly day out in Surrey.
Silent Pool Distillery – Shere Rd, Albury, Guildford GU5 9BW
The Silent Pool Distillery can be found close to Albury vineyard so you may wish to visit here following a visit to Albury vineyard. Unfortunately, they have confirmed dogs are not allowed in the distillery or shop. However they do have a courtyard with a tying point and water for dogs which is visible through the shop door, so you may still be able to stop by if you are happy to leave your dog outside.
Hatchlands Park – East Clandon, Guildford GU4 7RT
Price: £9 adult & £4.50 child to access parkland. Open 10am – 4pm or 5pm depending on time of year.
The grounds of Hatchlands Park are dog friendly, and there are two waymarked walks which you can choose from, one which goes around the edge of the park and one which cuts through the centre. The Coach House Cafe is also fully dog friendly, but unfortunately the house, formal gardens and children’s natural adventure area don’t currently allow pooches.
Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden – Birtley House, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 0LB
£8 with free parking. Open 10am – 4.30pm daily from 4th May – 2nd June (2019)
Open once a year for a few weeks in May, the sculpture garden showcases exhibitions from local and up and coming sculptors. They welcome dogs on leads and a stroll around the gardens can make for a lovely dog friendly day out in a rarely seen part of Surrey.
Claremont Landscape Garden – Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JG
£10.50 adult, £5,25 child to enter. Open every day from 10am to 6pm during the summer and 4pm during the winter.
These landscaped gardens were created around 1715 with input by some famous gardeners, including capability brown. Dogs are allowed in the garden on a lead from the 1st October to the 30th April. They are also allowed in the tea room all year round so they can join you for a dog friendly lunch in Surrey.
Denbies Vineyard – London Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6AA
Free to explore the grounds. Open all year round from 9am to 5.30pm during the summer and 5pm during the winter.
Denbies is one of the largest vineyards in the UK and has 7 miles of public footpaths crossing their estate. You can get some lovely views over the Surrey Hills when wandering around the grounds. Dog are welcome to visit but are not allowed in the main building, which doesn’t make it the most dog friendly day out in Surrey. The grounds are lovely though and worth exploring with your dog. The coffee shop also offers drinks to takeaway.
Painshill Park – Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE
£8.80 for adults, £4.60 for 5 to 16 year olds and under 5’s free. Open daily 10am – 6pm.
This beautiful landscape garden was created in the 18th century and covers 150 acres. Key features include some mystical follies and a Plant Heritage collection of trees and shrubs. Dogs are welcome on short leads, however they are not allowed in the follies or at special events.
Rural Life Centre – Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL
£5.50 for adults during the winter, £11 in the summer. Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm in the summer and 11am to 4pm Wednesday and Sundays during the winter.
The Rural life centre is an outdoor museum which collects and preserves farming items and buildings. There is a variety of buildings here from different purposes and eras all on display containing various exhibits. Dogs are welcome but need to be kept on a lead. Farnham Heath, a RSPB reserve is close by which you may also enjoy visiting. The reserve is dog friendly but you may need to keep your dog on a lead in some areas during certain times of the year.
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