When you are visiting Wiltshire with your family pet, then you don’t need to worry about finding someone to look after them during the day while you are out exploring. There are several popular attractions in the county where you can take dogs with you. Here are just a few for you to consider.

The village of Lacock is one which will be instantly recognisable to many people. It has quite often been used as a location for period TV and film productions. The National Trust car park has an area where dogs can be walked, and if you are visiting during the winter months, you can take dogs into the grounds of Lacock Abbey.

If you wish to visit Stonehenge, you can also take your dog with you, as they are welcome on the Stonehenge landscape, although not into the stone circle itself. Dogs must be on a lead and controlled at all times.

Pet-Friendly Castles

The castles at Old Sarum and Ludgershall are both pet-friendly. As before, they must be on a lead and well-behaved, but plenty of walks nearby will be ideal for all the family, particularly the dog.

Stourhead is a top-rated tourist attraction, and during the busy summer months, you can take dogs into the landscaped gardens, but only during specific times of the day. However, the more extensive parkland is open to dog walkers at any time of the year.

Most historic buildings prefer it if you keep your dogs outside, but it should be noted that Salisbury Cathedral welcomes well-behaved dogs.

All of this is in addition to the fantastic walks which you can take, close to, and around, the famous White Horses that are dotted about the Wiltshire landscape. Enjoy the amazing views from the hillsides as you get up close to these unique carvings.