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10 Dog Friendly Annual Passes in North East England

If you enjoy regular days out with your dog, this post will hopefully provide some inspiration. It shares 10 annual passes across the region which are ideal for dog owners and include venues where dogs are welcome. 

10 Dog Friendly Annual Passes in North East England



Let me know if you will invest in any of these passes this year. Always check opening hours and info online with venues direct before setting off. 


National Trust 

Most National Trust properties welcome dogs on leads in their grounds and we are spoilt for choice with lovely walks around National Trust sites in the North East. Most sites offer tea rooms with outdoor seating where dogs are welcome and I regularly spot water bowls too. Please note, dogs are generally not permitted in the indoor houses/areas. 

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Seaton Delaval Hall


In the North East, your membership gives you pretty much unlimited access to Cragside, Wallington, Seaton Delaval Hall, Gibside and more.  

Dogs can visit the grounds free of charge with no booking required and a National Trust pass membership is available from £6 per month for adults (various options available - see here for more info and pricing)

Wallington Hall 


With hundreds of National Trust sites across the UK, this membership is a good option if you plan on travelling with your dog. 

Find out more about visiting National Trust sites with your dog here. 


English Heritage 

Likewise, dogs are welcome on leads in the grounds of most English Heritage sites across the region including Warkworth Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle, Hadrian's Wall, Tynemouth Priory, Belsay Hall and Corbridge Roman Town. 

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Warkworth Castle 


There aren't as many options for on-site tearooms with outdoor seating at English Heritage sites but you can generally find a picnic bench / dog friendly cafe close by. 

Dogs can visit free of charge with no booking required and adult membership is available from £5.44 per month (see here for more info/prices). 

With hundreds of English Heritage sites across the UK, this is a good option if you intend on travelling with your dog. 

Find out more about visiting English Heritage properties with your dog here. 

Beamish 

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Beamish is a popular dog-friendly attraction here in North East England. Dogs are welcome on leads in the grounds, on transport (at the conductor's discretion), the 1820s waggonway and great shed, the 1900s colliery yard, rowley station and the sun inn pub.

There is a lot to see and do around the museum grounds and the walks are fairly varied and there is always something new to see. 

Find out more about visiting Beamish with your dog here. 

An unlimited annual pass is available for £19.50 per adult, dogs go free and at the moment you need to book a free time slot ahead of your visit online. Dogs are not permitted inside of most buildings or at evening events. 


Museums Northumberland 

Museums Northumberland include Woodhorn, Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, Hexham Old Gaol and Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum. You can buy an annual pass to cover all four sites (currently £16 per year per adult) or for individual sites (priced between £4-£7 per adult per site per year). Under 16s go free. 

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Woodhorn 


Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds and outbuildings at Woodhorn and the museum has recently renovated their outdoor seating area outside of their cafe where dogs are welcome too (it overlooks a lovely playground).

At the moment, you do not need to book to visit Museums Northumberland but check their opening hours before setting off. 

Woodhorn run regular trails throughout the year which are usually across the grounds/outbuildings so your dog can join in too, staff usually make a big fuss and welcome them and there are water bowls too. Please note, dogs cannot enter the main museum building.  QEII Park is just next door if you fancy a longer walk (see here for route / info). 

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Berwick Museum 



Berwick Museum and Art Gallery is one of the only museums I know of (if not the only museum??) where dogs are welcome indoors. It's a nice museum and you get to walk through a giant snake upstairs. Lots of walks around the barracks and town walls nearby too. 

Dogs are also welcome inside of Hexham Old Gaol too (I can't find any info regarding Morpeth Chantry but will update this post when I find out more). 

Find out more about Museums Northumberland here. 


Bamburgh Castle 

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Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds of Bamburgh Castle, the Museum, Victorian Stables and the Tack Room Coffee Shop. The only area they are not permitted is the state rooms. An annual pass is available from £35 per adult (various discounts available) and dogs go free. 

At the moment you do not need to book to visit Bamburgh Castle but do check their opening hours before your visit. You have lots of gorgeous beaches and dog-friendly coffee shops/pubs/restaurants in Bamburgh, Beadnell and Seahouses too. 

Find out more about visiting Bamburgh Castle with dogs here. 

Jarrow Hall 

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Generally, dogs on leads are welcome at Jarrow Hall but sometimes there does need to be a temporary ban (for example during Avian Flu restrictions). 

In 'normal' times, dogs on leads are welcome inside of the museum, in the Anglo Saxon village, around the farm (the animals are used to seeing dogs) and the adjoining Hive Cafe. 

An annual pass is a bargain at £7 per adult per year. 

Find out more about visiting Jarrow Hall here. 


Ushaw Historic House 

Dogs on leads are welcome in the gardens and parkland at Ushaw Historic House and there are some lovely walks to enjoy. 

An annual pass is available from £9.50-£19 per adult and dogs go free. 

Find out more about visiting Ushaw here. 


Wynyard Hall Gardens 

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Wynyard Hall Gardens are beautiful and span over 120 acres. There is a rose garden with over 3000 roses, a kitchen garden, marquee garden, wild garden, arboretum and monuments to explore and enjoy as well as the farm shop and tea room. 

Dogs on leads are welcome throughout the gardens and an annual pass is available for £7 per adult. 

Find out more here. 

Raby Castle Deer Park 




Dogs on leads are welcome to enjoy a walk in the estate's extensive deer park and stables cafe. Please note dogs are not permitted inside of the castle and at the moment, the walled gardens are closed for refurbishment. Find out more about visiting Raby Castle with dogs here.

An annual pass for Raby Castle is currently £22 per adult and dogs go free. 


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