Dog-friendly attractions in Kent

There’s no need to leave your dog at home when you’re visiting the Garden of England as there are plenty of places that will welcome your pet, whether it's to eat, drink, or stay, so here’s our guide to Kent’s dog-friendly attractions. 

Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway

Dogs travel for free with their owners on miniature trains across Romney Marsh. Water bowls provided.

Spa Valley Railway

Dogs travel for free on steam trains travelling through the beautiful countryside of the High Weald.

Dover Castle

Walk around the battlements of this National Heritage castle (dogs on leads) but not inside the buildings. Water bowls are provided.

Richborough Roman Fort

The fort has extensive grounds which you are welcome to explore with your dog (on a lead). An audio tour is available.

Betteshanger Park

The 250-acres of parkland at Betteshanger Park near Deal are perfect for dog walks (dogs on a lead). 

Hever Castle

Set in impressive 125-acre grounds - perfect to explore with a pooch (dogs on leads). Only assistance dogs in buildings and play areas.

Tunbridge Wells, Rusthall Common and Dunorlan Park
Both are within walking distance of Royal Tunbridge Wells and provide excellent places for dog walks.

Bedgebury Pinetum

The finest collection of conifers in the world. Dogs on leads around the pinetum but they can run free in the surrounding forest trails.

Ightham Mote

Dogs are welcome in the extensive 500-acre grounds. Dog bowls and treats are provided at the outside seating area of the Mote Café.

Belmont House and Gardens
Dogs are allowed on leads in the gardens of the neo-classical house near Faversham.

The Alexander Centre

A dog-friendly premises which hosts a variety of fairs and markets. Dogs are always welcome.


Home of the National Fruit Collection and hosts events to which dogs are welcome including the annual Cider and Apple Festivals.