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Dog-friendly attractions in beautiful Lincolnshire

Our pets and, in particular, our dogs are a big part of our family, and when we go on holiday, it's nice to know the whole family can come along for the adventure!

Lincoln is very dog friendly, and there are various places to visit, eat, drink, and stay (of course, including the ever-popular Wolds Side Lodge Holidays).


Dog-friendly attractions in beautiful Lincolnshire

In this post, we've pulled together some of the most popular dog-friendly days out in Lincolnshire.

Kickstarting us off is Lincolns' very famous medieval Castle. Lincoln's Castle is now open for dog-friendly weekends, allowing you to take in the history of the Castle while your beloved pooch gets to take in all of the different smells and enjoy a pleasant stroll through the grounds.

On these dog-friendly days, in particular, the RSPCA in Lincolnshire has also teamed up with Visit Lincolnshire as a charity partner, helping to promote these events and even use it as a further opportunity to raise awareness and local funds.

Keeping with our historical roots a little further, we then move on to Lincoln Cathedral. Lincoln Cathedral is one of Europe's most exquisite gothic buildings. Dogs are most welcome throughout the grounds, and you also have the option of guided tours, as well as explorer packs for families to take part in.

Lincolnshire Wolds Railways offers a spectacular insight into the world of steam trains. For those of you who like a little bit of history and as an avid trainspotter, you can take a guided engine shed tour and listen to some live commentary as you travel along on the 40 minute round trip. The best part? Dogs are welcome in not only the café but also on the train with dedicated dog carriages available on board. Making it a truly unforgettable experience, your pampered pooch is also not forgotten about, and water is also available on these carriages, making everyone feel right at home.

Pets and kids can run free in Hartsholme Country Park. With 200 acres of walks, cycle rides, lakes, wildlife, and grounds to explore, there is nothing not to love about Hartsholme. These Victorian landscaped gardens offer picnic areas, a children's play area, and some delightful scenic walks.

A little strange to take your dog, but if you're interested and your dog is to come along for the ride, then the International Bomber Command Centre could be right up your street!

With a memorial spire, peace gardens, and a visitor centre all marking the great service and sacrifice of the World War II Aircrew who lost their lives while serving with the bomber command.

This site is truly spectacular and very humbling. With exhibition galleries and interactive displays to keep everyone engaged and informed, this is a great day out for the entire family. (Note: Dogs are not allowed inside the exhibitions, except guide dogs, but all outdoor space is accessible).

If dogs are kept on their leads, then they are more than welcome at Bransby Horses. A rescue centre in Lincolnshire which is home to over 400 horses, ponies, and donkeys. With endless walks to explore, including a picnic and a playpark area, Bransby Horses is an excellent place to relax and enjoy some quality family time. Keeping a close eye on our pets, the facility also offers a sheltered outdoor area for dogs if you're visiting the café on site.

Lincoln Imp trail is one of our most famous and talked about activities. Suitable for all ages and most importantly dogs, the Lincoln Imp trail sets you off on the hunt to find all of the colourful Imp sculptures you can (there are 30 in total) in and around Lincoln City.

Finally, we have Wolds Side Luxury Lodges. Available for couples looking for that relaxing much-deserved retreat, or for families looking to take a step back from their everyday life and to reconnect and spend more quality time together. Whatever your motivation for your stay, Wolds Side Lodges offer it all. Plus, with dog-friendly cottages available, there really is no need to feel guilty that part of your family is left behind!

Lincolnshire has numerous dog-friendly places and pet-friendly accommodations, so make sure not to put off your stay in the UK's most historic and beautiful county.

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