South Foreland Lighthouse - Image by Explore Kent

Pet friendly attractions

Don't leave your dog in the car - enjoy White Cliffs Country together! The following attractions welcome pets:

The Battle of Britain Memorial

Dogs are allowed on site at The Battle of Britain Memorial, but must be kept on a lead at all times. Only assistance dogs are allowed in The Wing.

Dover Castle 

Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds at Dover Castle. Assistance dogs are welcome across the site.

Goodnestone Park Gardens

Dogs are welcome in the gardens (excluding the walled gardens). Water is available at the Old Dairy courtyard. Only one dog permitted per visitor. Guide dogs are welcome in all areas. Please refer to the dog policy at  Goodnestone Park Gardens.

Knights Templar

The foundations of Knights Templar, a small medieval church, traditionally the site of King John's submission to the Papal Legate in 1213. Dogs on leads are welcome, restricted areas only.

Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe is a man-made nature reserve made from the material dug to create the Channel Tunnel. Situated below Shakespeare Cliff, with stunning sea views. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

Solley’s Ice Cream Parlour is open to visitors daily 10am – 4pm from 6th April until the end of September. Delicious Kentish ice cream - choose your favourite flavours from a choice of 15! Walk along the marked farm trails or take a tractor ride. 

The History Project

Take a walking tour at the weekends in Deal and discover the fascinating history of this nautical town with The History Project. Smugglers Trail, Deal History Tour, Castles on the Coast, Piers over the Years. Dog friendly.

The Pines Garden

The beautiful organically managed and sustainable Pines Garden welcomes dog walkers. The Pines Garden Tea Room offers homemade produce and a warm welcome to dogs and their owners in their tranquil surroundings.

The Western Heights

The Western Heights Nature Reserve is carved into the hillside of Dover. Dog walkers are welcome all year round.

The White Cliffs of Dover & South Foreland Lighthouse

Dogs are allowed along the cliff top and around the grounds of the South Foreland Lighthouse. There are tables and chairs placed outside the White Cliffs Visitor Centre so you can take refreshments with your pet whilst admiring the view across the English Channel. It is wise to keep your dog on the lead as the cliff edge isn't fenced! You will also meet the Exmoor ponies that roam the White Cliffs near St Margaret's.

White Mill Rural Heritage Centre

White Mill is a dog-friendly, beautiful smock mill with a fascinating museum and small shop selling souvenirs and ice-cream. 


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