Dog Friendly Things to Do

The Cornwall Guide has compiled a list of all the very best days out with your dog. There is no shortage of dog friendly things to do in Cornwall and this includes many of the great gardens, best family attractions and even some well known art galleries.

All the attractions listed are dog friendly so you can plan a holiday where no one misses out.

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  • Museum in Boscastle, housing the largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts in the world

  • Tresco Abbey Gardens

    'A perennial Kew' - home to 20,000 exotic plants with species from 80 countries, ranging from Brazil to New Zealand and Burma to South Africa

  • The Lappa Valley Steam Railway is a narrow gauge railway which opened in 1849 as a mineral line from Newquay to East Wheal Rose and was reopened in 1974 as a tourist attraction

  • Medieval house with superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture, set in extensive grounds

  • Tintagel Castle Cornwall

    Clifftop ruins of castle which was allegedly the fortress used by King Arthur.

  • Bodmin Courtroom Experience

    A Victorian murder mystery set in the original county courtrooms of Bodmin's Shire Hall. You will play the part of the jury in the Charlotte Dymond murder trail and decide if Matthew Weeks was guilty or not.

  • Newlyn Art Gallery

    Public art gallery featuring contemporary art. Located on the edge of Newlyn Green, overlooking the sea, the gallery take full advantage of its position with the recent addition of a glass pavilion.

  • China Clay Mountains nr St Austell

    Museum illustrating the history of china clay extraction in Cornwall since it was discovered in the county in 1746

  • Located in Madron near Penzance. Woodland garden with views over Mounts Bay. Exotic trees and shrubs including tree ferns create a prehistoric feel

  • Tehidy woods are the largest woodland in West Cornwall covering over 250 acres. The country park here features over 9 miles of paths and trails, a lake and café with picnic area. Tehidy is a great family day out and dogs are welcome too.

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