In Salisbury


If you love to travel with your dog, then your four-legged friend doesn’t have to miss out on adventures in and around Salisbury. There are plenty of places for you to visit where your dog doesn’t have to stay behind including…

Salisbury Cathedral

Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome visitors to Salisbury Cathedral and are deemed an important part of the family. A water bowl can be found by the Refectory entrance. Take a look at famous ‘Instagram’ dog, Le Corgi, when he visited in 2018. 


Just a short walk from the main entrance to Salisbury Cathedral will lead you to Arundells, the former home of Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath. Your dog is welcome in the beautiful two-acre gardens of Arundells provided they are both well-behaved and on their lead. 

Old Sarum dog walker

Old Sarum

Combine your trip to Salisbury Cathedral with a visit to the site of the city’s original cathedral at Old Sarum (walking between the two makes for a great dog walk too). Dogs are allowed within the castle on a lead so you can all discover together the former bishop’s palace, the ruins of the old cathedral and what remains of the original settlement. On the outer bailey, dogs are allowed off-lead provided they are kept under control. This is a popular dog walking area with the locals and you are likely to meet other dogs on your travels.

Water bowls for your dog are available outside Old Sarum’s shop and dog bins can be found on the outer bailey and in the main car park.

Please note, car parking charges apply at Old Sarum unless you are English Heritage members. 

Old Wardour Castle

Old Wardour Castle

Come and explore the dramatic ruins of Old Wardour Castle, the scene of blood-thirsty battles in the past. It’s also where Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves was filmed. Dogs on leads are welcome to explore the castle with their owners. A water bowl can be found near the entrance point and visitors are asked to take any dog mess away with them as there are no dog bins on-site. 

Fisherton Mill Gallery

Fisherton Mill art gallery is a real treasure-trove of items with things for the home or that make great gifts. Dogs are welcome in the gallery. Why not pop into the on-site café and refresh with a good old cuppa and a spot of cake, perfect for after a long dog walk! 

The Devenish nature reserve 

This Wiltshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve can be found within the picturesque Woodford Valley, not far from the small village of Durnford and is within hiking distance of central Salisbury. Woodland, chalk downland and meadow can all be found here and the views from the top of the nature reserve across the Woodford valley are spectacular. Dogs are welcome here provided they are kept on a lead. 

Fancy a bite to eat?

If you fancy stopping somewhere with your dog for a bite to eat, or even just a drink, there are several places in the area that accept dogs. Take a look at the VisitWiltshire website for further details. Equally, if you fancy staying in the area with your dog then there is a selection of dog-friendly accommodation to be found around the area. 

We’d love to hear from you

If you are out and about exploring our area with your dog, then don’t forget to share your pictures with us by tagging #visitsalisbury on social media. 




  1. Rachael
    Don't forget Wilton is well worth visiting and they have a lovely cafe in the town centre called Molly and Mabel which is especially for dogs and their well behaved owners. Delicious snack meals, cakes and hot and cold drinks. Free car parking near by. Visit the Meadow further down North Streetbefore or afterwards to let your dog have a run or a nice walk.

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