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Dog Friendly Days Out in Wales

Dog-friendly Wales

Wales has so many fantastic visitor attractions spread right across the country, but for anybody who is looking for visitor attractions and things to do which are dog-friendly, this can prove to be a bit of an uphill struggle.

Fortunately, we have done a bit of digging and come up with a few doggy friendly days out around Wales. Looking for a dog-friendly beach in Wales? No problem, check out our guide to dog-friendly beaches in Wales, where you can find and share reviews on your favourite dog-friendly beach.

More and more visitor attractions in Wales are becoming dog-friendly, let's face it they would be barking mad not to. So here are a few pawsome suggestions for doggy days out in Wales.


Dog Friendly Days Out in North Wales

Llanberis Lake Railway
Llanberis Caernarfon Gwynedd LL55 4TY
Tel: 01286 870549
You and your furry companion can head off on a leisurely five-mile long narrow gauge steam train journey alongside the shores of Lake Padarn, travelling through Padarn Country Park to Penllyn.
Dog-friendly holiday homes in Llanberis

Valle Crucis Abbey
Llantysilio, Llangollen, Denbighshire, LL20 8DD
Tel: 01978 860326
Head to one of the best preserved Abbeys in Wales, located in a stunning setting amidst Llangollen's mountainous hills. With your dog on a lead, you can wander around the abbey and admire its well preserved features including the chapter house, with striking rib-vaulted roof.
Dog-friendly holiday homes in Llangollen

Conwy Water Gardens
Glyn Isa, Rowen, Conwy, LL32 8TP
Tel: 01492 650063
Set within Conwy Valley in Snowdonia National Park lies Conwy Water Gardens, a free entry dog-friendly attraction which has three well-stocked course fishing lakes and a delightful nature walk that takes in ponds, woods and waterfalls. There is an Aquatic Centre on-site which has fish and reptiles and associated products for sale.
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Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9NF
Tel: 01766 516024
All aboard... The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways takes passengers on two memorable steam train journeys which stretch for a combined 40 miles through the picturesque Snowdonia National Park, sit back and take in the beautiful scenery which unfolds as the steam engines chug along at a leisurely pace.
Dog-friendly holiday homes in Porthmadog

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
Greenfield Rd, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 7GH
Tel: 01352 714 172
Set in seventy amazing acres, this heritage park offers visitors so much to see and do, including a museum which tells of farming and milling dating back to Victorian and Tudor times. For the kids, there are activities throughout the school holidays and at weekends, as well as Toddler Tractor Heaven, an indoor soft play area, Mega Tower Maze, the big Adventure Tree House, swings and farm animals too.
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Greenwood Forest Park
Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, LL56 4QN
Tel: 01248 670076
Located on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park lies a truly unique all-family visitor attraction (that also welcomes dogs), where you'll find a people powered roller coaster and a solar powered water ride, a 70-metre Sledge Run as well as TreeTop Towers, slides, childrens parks, Moonkarts and a huge bouncing pillow.
Dog-friendly holiday homes in Y Felinheli

Sygun Copper Mine
Beddgelert, Gwynedd LL55 4NE
Tel: 01766 890595
Fancy a glimpse into the life of a Victorian copper miner? Sygun allows visitors (and four-legged visitors) to take a self-guided underground tour through meandering tunnels where you will find colorful chambers, magnificent stalactite and stalagmite formations. To enhance the tour there are audio presentations that come with special lighting and sound effects. It should be noted that although dogs are most welcome, access down is via a series of metal grided staircases.
Dog-friendly holiday homes in Beddgelert


Dog Friendly Days Out in Mid Wales

National Cycle Museum
The Automobile Palace, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5DL
Tel: 01597 825531
Bring your dog (we promise they will not say "on yer bike") and explore this fascinating museum which houses over 260 cycles, take yourself (and your dog) through the history of cycling as you get the opportunity to see rare bikes like the Hobby Horse, Boneshakers and Penny Farthings, right up to the most modern high-end bikes of today.
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Devils Bridge Falls
Devil’s Bridge, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3JW
Tel: 01970 890233
Enjoy a walk along the nature trail and see the breathtaking 300ft drop waterfalls and see the unique three bridges that were built one on top of the other, which span the beautiful woodland gorge.
Dog-friendly holiday homes in Devil's Bridge

The National Coracle Centre
Cenarth Falls, Cenarth, Ceredigion, SA38 9JL
Tel: 01239 710980
Set in the grounds of the 17th century mill, visitors are able to see a unique collection of coracles from Wales and around the world including Tibet, India, Iraq, Vietnam, and North America. The museum also depicts the history of coracles and the tools and techniques used for building them.


Dog Friendly Days Out in South West Wales

Hilton Court Gardens and Crafts
Roch, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6AE
Tel: 01437 710262
Located in St Brides Bay in Pembrokeshire is a doggy friendly attraction set in 8 acres of gardens which include a series of ponds set amidst a luscious woodland, here you can take your dog (on a lead) and wander around the meandering paths as you explore the beautiful and peaceful gardens.
Dog-friendly holiday homes in Haverfordwest


Dog Friendly Days Out in South Wales

The National Showcaves Centre
Abercrave, Swansea, SA9 1GJ
Tel: 01639 730 284
A great attraction for the whole family! Here one entry ticket allows access to ten great attractions, there are three underground caves to explore, come face to face with the world's largest collection of life-sized dinosaurs (over 220 on display). Although dogs are allowed, they are restricted from the Shire Horse Centre area where the Farm, Play Areas and Millennium Stone Circles are situated
Dog-friendly holiday homes in Swansea

Caerphilly Castle
Castle St, Caerphilly, CF83 1JD
Tel: 029 2088 3143
Bring the family and your dog and explore the largest castle in Wales - Caerphilly Castle. This brute of a fortress has plenty of rooms, passageways and nooks and crannies to explore. The views from the top of the castle towers are outstanding if you've the energy to climb the narrow stairs.
Dog-friendly holiday homes in Caerphilly

Greenmeadow Community Farm
Greenforge Way, Cwmbran, Torfaen, NP44 5AJ
Tel: 01633 647662
Set on a working farm, this family visitor attraction has a wide range of pedigree and rare breed animals which visitors can come and meet up close, there are also milking demonstrations as well as tractor and trailer rides and lots of additional activities during school holidays as well as seasonal events throughout the year.
Dog-friendly holiday homes in Torfaen

The Brecon Mountain Railway
Pant Station, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2UP
Tel: 01685 722988
Starting from the train station at Pant, passengers (and dogs) are taken on a wonderful non-stop steam train journey to Torpantau which is located high in the magnificent Brecon Beacons National Park. The return journey stops at the intermediate station in Pontsticill where passengers can alight and visit the cafe and steam museum, or enjoy a doggy walk along the reservoir.
Dog-friendly holiday homes in Merthyr Tydfil

Blaenavon Ironworks
North Street, Blaenavon, Blaenau Gwent, NP4 9RN
Tel: 01495 792615
Home to the best preserved 18th Century Ironworks in Europe. Here you and your dog (on a lead) can wander around and discover what life was like for workers during the early years of the Industrial Revolution, there are furnished cottages set in three different era's, as well as furnaces, cast houses and a magnificent water balance tower.
Dog-friendly holiday homes in Blaenau Gwent

We recommend contacting the visitor attraction prior to heading off to ensure there are no special restrictions imposed on the dogs you are taking, it's also worth bearing in mind that some attractions may charge a small fee for dogs to enter their attraction. Nine times out of ten dogs are required to be kept on a lead at all times whilst on the attraction premises.