Bring your faithful friend on a break to visit Bristol with you and find pooch-perfect things to do and see which are totally dog-friendly.
Scroll through our list below and discover pawesome places where dogs are welcome. These include walking and sightseeing tours such as the Bristol Insight bus tour which welcomes well-behaved woofies, to harbour trips with Bristol Ferry Boats and certain Bristol Packet Boat Trips. There are also plentry of attractions who accept pups, such as Tyntesfield, Blaise Castle, Old Down Country Park and Ashton Court Estate - meaning your waggy friend can enjoy Bristol just as much as you on your city break.
Bristol also provides plenty of stick-throwing opportunities with hundreds of beautiful parks and green spaces, offering plenty of outdoorsy fun where your dog can run off some steam, explore and have a holiday of their own. Particular favourites of local dog owners include Ashton Court Estate on the outskirts of the city, with over 850 acres of enchanting wide-open green space and woodland, The Downs with spectacular views over the Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge or Castle Park and Queen Square in the city-centre, for a sightseeing break. For more walkies inspiration check out our 'Top 10 dog walks in Bristol' blog.
We're also very close to the countryside of Somerset, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds for long country walks and even more freedom. Such variety makes Bristol one of the most pawfect dog-friendly cities in the UK.
If you've decided to take the plunge (into the pond!) and book a break in Bristol, be sure to check out our list of dog-friendly places to stay, where even the most pampered of pooches will feel at home.
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Dogs are, welcome on the two estate walks and public rights of way. However at present dogs are not allowed in the gardens, due to the ecological sensitivity of the gardens and parkland.
Historic 850-acre parkland with mansion, two pitch-and-putt golf courses, deer park, miniature railway, orienteering and nature trails
Originally part of Ashton Court Estate, this popular local community park in south Bristol is well known for its splendid trees
S Gloucestershire & the S Cotswolds
Arboretum with over 16,000 rare and beautiful trees, all set in 600 glorious, easy-to-stroll Cotswold acres
Whether you want to see the famous landmarks, discover the city's history, hear local recommendations, or meet new people, then the Bristol Free Walking Tour is perfect for you.
Passenger boat company providing public ferry services and private charter trips around Bristol and on the River Avon
The world famous bridge and the iconic symbol of Bristol, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1831 and completed in 1864 after his death
Discover one of the UK's most famous beauty spots with the largest natural Gorge and two beautiful stalactite caverns.
A century-old 105ft tower, set in the gorgeous parkland of Brandon Hill near Park Street in the West End.
Fascinating camera obscura and subterranean cave system alongside Bristol's beautiful Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge
S Gloucestershire & the S Cotswolds
Set in 66 acres of breathtaking countryside walks, gardens, animals, play areas and a Cafe catering for all the family, Old Down Country Park is an award winning local attraction.
Join Pirate Pete for a one-hour guided walking tour of Bristol's historic harbourside, with tales of discovery, slavery and piracy.
Bristol Shopping Quarter
A picturesque park offering a quiet place to sit or stroll, right alongside the tranquil waters of the city harbour
Sit back and relax on the distinctive red open top buses, and enjoy Bristol from an unrivalled platform.
A magnificent Georgian park area in the heart of Bristol, surrounded by trees and cobbled streets.
Enjoy a great family day out with woodland and riverside walks, an arboretum and large children's playground.
An award-winning local nature reserve and former mine in east Bristol that overlooks the River Avon
No.1 Harbourside celebrates the best of Bristol and the south west with their waterside venue where you can find the finest local food, free music, markets and events.
Consisting of Clifton Down and Durdham Down, this is a huge area of protected parkland on the edge of the city
Combine the fascinating history of Bristol with the city's best street art on this tour which takes in many of the sights and interesting facts.