Dog Days Out in Yorkshire
We know your Dog is a very important member of your family. When going on holiday without your dog just isn't an option, we have put together a number of ideas of where to take your dog that are very close by.
FUN - North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Only a short drive (approx 15 mins) from The Feversham Arms Hotel. Dogs are welcome on the trains but not on the carriage seats! Bicycles are carried subject to space availability. A charge of £2 per dog/bicycle is applicable. Please check their website for full details. Special events are held throughout the year, however, it may be advisable to make sure dogs are allowed at some events - i.e. Santa Specials, before you set out.
GARDENS - Helmsley Walled Garden
You can walk here from The Feversham Arms Hotel. It's a 5 acre walled garden set beneath Helmsley castle. 52 varieties of Yorkshire Apples, 34 Victorian vines, 350 Clematis varieties etc. Unusual plant nursery, craft workshops, ethical shop and vegetarian cafe. Very dog friendly, but on leads please - they even have an indoor area within our small cafe for dogs and their owners which has dog bowls with fresh water for those thristy moments!
Kew at Castle Howard
The Arboretum Trust Castle Howard is only a short drive of approx 20 mins from Helmsley. It's home to the Howard family and has been for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th-century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape. Castle Howard is also a thriving rural estate with many traditional enterprises such as farming and forestry. Dogs are very welcome. They are allowed to run free in most areas but look out for signs where they need to be on leads and at all times they must be kept under control.
Scarborough Castle An English Heritage castle with a 2,500 year history, stunning location and panoramic views over the dramatic Yorkshire coastline, Scarborough Castle fully deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in the North and makes for a brilliant place to walk with your dog (on lead) are very welcome. Picnics (in back packs) too can be ordered from The Feversham and enjoyed in the extensive Castle grounds.
Enjoy a pleasant relaxing walk with fantastic views from the cliff tops.
A large and imposing house near Coxwold approx 20 mins from Helmsley. Standing on the site of an Augustinian priory, founded in 1145, it is a fine stately home in a superb setting with breathtaking views to the Kilburn White Horse in the distance. The extensive grounds contain a water garden, walled garden, topiary yews and woodland walks. Please note: limited opening period but when open dogs are welcomed.
Dogs will love Dalby Forest and so will their owners! Walking in the woods and forestery areas means that you and your doggy friend have the freedom to roam throughout. Also there are many planned waymarked walks all over the forest with the only exception being play areas for children. Dog watering points at the Visitor Centre and Courtyard provide welcome relief. Please note that the forest is unlike a town park and we do not provide dog bins. We ask visiting dog walkers to help keep the forest path network and picnic sites free of dog mess by bagging the waste.