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Our tips for dog-friendly tourist attractions in Cornwall

Posted in News, Useful Information by Lauren Webb on 13th January 2022

Cornwall is a fantastic destination for a dog friendly holiday. As well as miles of coastal walks, countryside rambles and beaches, we also have many tourist attractions who are happy to welcome your dog.

Take our lead and don’t leave the dog at home. Dogs are welcome at many of our visitor attractions here in Cornwall. Most will allow dogs to visit all or part of their site.

Here’s our pick of 23 visitor attractions who will welcome your pet on site:

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the BODMIN & WENFORD RAILWAY, Cornwall’s only full size railway still regularly operated by steam locomotives.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Experience animal welfare in action in Cornwall’s only Seal Sanctuary and rescue centre. Hear about dramatic rescues and meet the seal and sea lion characters whose individual stories are bought to life during your visit.

Eden Project

Inside our visitor attraction in Cornwall are massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens. Dogs are welcome in the Outdoor Gardens – assistance dogs only are allowed in the Biomes.


Flambards Theme Park, Helston, Cornwall is the perfect destination for an unforgettable family day out with its fun mix of rides, indoor attractions and entertainment.

Geevor Tin Mine

Follow in the footsteps of Cornish miners.  The stunning coastline around Pendeen was once at the heart of the Cornish tin and copper mining industry.

Visit a real mine and learn what life was like for a Cornish miner – and enjoy a walk on the South West Coast Path after your visit.

Hangloose Adventure

Hangloose Adventure is based in the heart of Cornwall within the beautiful confines of the Eden Project. They are one of the UK’s top adrenaline adventure activity providers including the world-famous Zip-wire over the Eden Project Biomes. Dogs can be on site and kept on a lead while their owners take turns on the activities!

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm

Home to Cornwall’s favourite Rattler Cornish Cloudy Cyder, traditional Cornish Cream Teas, and makers of England’s oldest whiskey, a visit to Healeys is a sure way to tickle those taste buds, create fond memories, and expand your cyder knowledge!

Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn welcome dogs in the Smugglers bar, the museum and they even have some deluxe en-suite bedrooms where you can request a dog bed and bowl for your room. Not forgetting the doggy treat at the bar on arrival!

Lands End

A world famous landmark and resort at the westernmost point of Cornwall – you can stay with for a fabulous short break, discover a beautiful coastal landscape and enjoy fantastic attractions and seasonal events.


A Victorian family home inside a Jacobean mansion, surrounded by beautiful formal gardens, an expansive estate and exciting cycling trails.

Lappa Valley

Lappa Valley is the only attraction in Cornwall that transports visitors on an exhilarating nostalgic steam train ride into a secret world of traditional fun and family adventure.

Minack Theatre

A place like no other, the world-famous Minack theatre is a must-see for visitors to Cornwall. 

Perched on rugged cliffs over-looking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay, you might think ancient Greeks had carved it from the granite.  In fact, less than a century ago it was a rough gully of gorse and heather dropping dizzily down to the sea. Dogs are welcome during visiting hours, but we regret that no dogs other than guide dogs will be admitted to performances. For daytime storytelling events dogs on leads are permitted at the top of the theatre only.


Visit Pencarrow House & Gardens, the much loved home of the Molesworth St Aubyn family who still live here and can trace their family back to the time of Queen Elizabeth 1. Have a leisurely walk around the 50 acres.

Pendennis Castle

Situated on a headland with breathtaking views out to sea, Pendennis Castle is one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal fortresses. The castle has defended Cornwall since Tudor times, and played a vital role during the two World Wars.

Pinetum Gardens

Pinetum is a very special and inclusive space, set mostly on level ground with large areas put to lawn, perfect for a gentle stroll with the dog, an ideal environment for under fives to toddle around and perfect for families to share a moment away from traffic and the stresses of everyday life.

Lovingly created over the last four decades with over 6000 plants from around the globe, there is colour and interest throughout the year

PK Porthcurno

PK Porthcurno is a unique museum experience telling the story of how a once uninhabited valley in Cornwall became the heart of worldwide communication, how it remains so today and what might happen tomorrow.

Shipwreck Treasure Museum

The Shipwreck Treasure Museum shows a unique insight into the history of maritime adventures and misfortunes. It is a museum of peril and possibility, where a seabed of salvaged stories waits to be explored.

Discover 8,000 finds from over 150 shipwrecks. Well behaved dogs are welcome, provided they are on a lead.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Heligan remains one of the most loved and romantic gardens in the UK, appreciated as much for its beauty and mystery as for the ground breaking restoration project

Over 200 acres are now a paradise for the explorer, wildlife, plant lover and garden romantic. Victorian Productive Gardens and Pleasure Gardens beckon, along with winding paths laid out over two centuries ago. 

Tintagel Castle

Go on a legendary adventure at Tintagel – a Cornish castle with links to the stories of King Arthur. Cross the spectacular new bridge to take in unforgettable views of the coastline and explore the history-rich headland. Walk among the castle ruins that still cling to the cliffs, find early-medieval remains and meet Gallos – the life-size bronze statue of an ancient king who keeps watch over the wild seas below

Trebah Garden

Trebah is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop.

Discover the magic of this beautiful valley garden with over four miles of footpaths. Explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms. Follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade to a private secluded beach on the Helford River.


A welcoming country house and garden set in an estate with stunning maritime views and lovely woodland walks.

Enjoy Trelissick’s woodland garden, with meandering paths that take you on a journey through evergreens, palms, flowering shrubs and borders bursting with exotic colour.  


Discover a garden where the spirit of the Plant Hunters lives on with winding, wooded paths, wide open spaces and plants from around the world.

Be wowed by sea views, towering tree canopy of the long walk and jungle-like tree ferns.

Wheal Martyn

The extensive historic grounds and largely outdoor museum offer a safe space to reflect, soak up the natural environment and enjoy some sense of normality away from crowds of people in a wonderful historic setting. 

Please do check the websites of each attraction to make sure you have booked in advance, and are aware of their dog-friendly policies. If you have specific requests regarding your Assistance Dog, please get in touch with the attraction to discuss your accessibility needs.

Picture credit: James Street for Eden Project