Best Places In The North West For Dog Lovers

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If you're looking for a great dog friendly place to go with your pooch we've rounded up some of the best places in the North West just for you!


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Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens
Charcoal Ln, Dunham Massey (map)


Boasting one of the North West's great gardens, you'll find plenty of horticultural inspiration among the rose gardens and winter garden. While furry friends are not permitted in the formal gardens, you can take them on a lead to the ancient deer garden or exercise their legs at the North Park. 

Quarry Bank Mill
Styal Estate, Wilmslow (map)

Explore the ancient woods of the Styal estate that act as a backdrop to the famous cotton mill built in 1784. With nearly 400 acres of woodland and pasture to roam, there's plenty of opportunity to work up an appetite with your canine friend. 

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Bispham Beach
Bispham, (map)

Escape the bright lights of Blackpool and head up the coast to walk your four-legged friend on the sand. The split-level promenade and sand at low tide makes it perfect for an afternoon stroll. 

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Brown Cow
Woodhill Road, Bury (map)
Price: £ Cheap

After taking your best friend for a walk around Burrs country park, head to the Brown Cow for a warm welcome and hearty pub food.

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The Sparrowhawk
Fence, Burnley (map)
Price: £ Cheap

Make a day of it and take your canine friend on an adventure in through Pendle Forest then head to the Sparrowhawk pub  to taste the flavours of the region.

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Williamson Park
Wyresdale Road, Lancaster (map)

With a woodland walk and 54 acres of parkland to explore, Williamson Park in Lancaster is a fun day out for you and your dog. Make sure you walk up to the Ashton Memorial. From there you can enjoy the breathtaking views which stretch as far as the coast on a clear day.

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The Stags Head
Goosnargh (map)
Price: £ Cheap

Dog-friendly and full of charm, put your feet up at this pub located in the quaint village of Goosnargh. With an extensive menu of dishes created using local produce, open fire and large outdoor garden, relax while you soak up the atmosphere.
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The Ship
Wheat lane, Lathom (map)
Price: £ Cheap

Enjoy a stroll with your dog along the Leeds and Liverpool canal before settling down for lunch at this Victorian canal-side inn. Serving Lancashire pub grub in a friendly atmosphere, enjoy your meal with your dog by your side.

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Common Bar
39-41 Edge St, Manchester (map)
Price: ££ Moderate

Recently re-opened, the Common Bar in Central Manchester is a great spot for lunch, dinner or simply a coffee. And your pooch is equally welcome.   

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Spinner & Bergamot
Warrington Rd, Comberbach (map)
Price: £ Cheap

Food is served throughout this archetypal village pub which varies its menu monthly. Dogs are welcome in the Tap room or head out to the pub garden and enjoy the sunshine. 

While dogs are not allowed inside this historic house, you can visit the grounds with your four-legged friend. There's a covered courtyard with doggy water bowls near the tea room and well-behaved mutts are allowed in the tea room.  

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