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Attractions that cater for dogs

Dog Friendly

A mother and son take their dog on a trek in Northumberland National Park. Photo by Deve Photography.

A mother and son take their dog on a trek in Northumberland National Park. Photo by Deve Photography.

We love our four-legged friends in Northumberland National Park. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome.

Walking with dogs

There are miles of paths through amazing scenery. Check out some top tips in Dog Walking.

Dog-friendly attractions

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Near Morpeth. Admission charge. Car parking. Toilets. Café. Dogs allowed in the grounds. Visit for: The unfurnished hall and its soaring pillars, the ruined medieval castle with stunning views from the top of the tower and the 30 acres of grounds. The unique Quarry Garden is full of ravines and exotic plants, and the snowdrops in February are just magical. For more, click here.

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

Chollerford. Admission charge. Toilets. Car parking. Dogs allowed. Visit for: A fascinating collection of Roman artefacts discovered in Victorian times. Next door you can explore the magnificent ruins of the bath house and underground store house used by the Roman soldiers. For more, click here.

Hexham Old Gaol

Hexham. Admission charge. Dogs allowed. Visit for: A diverting delve into this building’s turbulent history. A real-life dungeon and hands-on interactive experiences give a real insight into its 500 years as a place of justice and torment. For more, click here.

Tower Knowe Visitor Centre

Near Kield. Free. Car parking. Toilets. Dogs allowed. Café. Visit for: A great introduction to the fun of Kielder Water and Forest Park. The Explore gallery’s interactive guide gives some great tips about the best ways to enjoy this beautiful area. For more, click here.

Dog-friendly accommodation

An increasing number of hotels and self-catering cottages allow dogs. Check out Where to Stay for more.


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Planning in the National Park

Northumberland National Park Authority is the statutory Planning Authority for the area of the Northumberland National Park. View our planning pages here.