The Top 10 Dog Friendly Days Out in Shropshire

As lockdown restrictions start to lift, and the warmer weather starts rolling in, families can finally start to plan some fun days out in the sunshine. For families with dogs, that means planning activities that include your furry friend - but look no further, as ABC Boat Hire have compiled a list of the 10 best rated dog friendly activities in Shropshire.

After compiling a list of all of the outdoors activities, walking routes, and pubs which welcome dogs in the Shropshire area, ABC Boat Hire chose the top ten based on which had the highest number of reviews with the best Trip Advisor scores.

From this, ABC Boats can reveal the Top 10 Dog Friendly Activities for you and your family in Shropshire.


Shropshire Raft Tours, Ironbridge

Trip Advisor Score: 5 from 551 reviews

Featured Review:

“We thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the raft. Nigel was friendly and informative. The trip was relaxing and enjoyable for all members of our party, including the dog.”


Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge

Trip Advisor Score: 4.5 from 4,051 reviews

Featured Review:

“We visited Blists Hill for the day and took our little dog. A fabulous place with so much to see and do, and the fish & chips were lovely. So many shops to go into - the dress shop was our favourite, all of the people that work there have some great information and tales to tell. Will definitely be returning soon.”


Attingham Park, Shrewsbury

Trip Advisor Score: 4.5 from 2,297 reviews

Featured Review:

“What a fantastic place to visit with a dog. The estate has a large number of paths that you can take a dog down, and it’s clearly marked with on-lead and (more importantly!) off-lead areas. Dogs are allowed in most outside areas (including the snowdrop woods) so you don’t feel that you’re missing out; and they even have sheltered areas in the cafe for dog owners to sit. This is by far the most forward-thinking and dog friendly NT place we’ve visited, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere for their dog to stretch their legs. Staff are super dog-friendly and made us feel really welcome. Well done and thank you Attingham Park!”


Ludlow Castle, Ludlow

Trip Advisor Score: 4.5 from 1,842 reviews

Featured Review:

“Visited on a beautiful sunny day. Despite being school holiday time it was not busy and we got to enjoy the beauty of this piece of history without any crowd. Lots of steps up towers to keep you fit and spectacular views to reward your efforts! Picnic areas and you are able to leave the site to visit Ludlow and return if you wish. Dogs welcome and our border terrier had a great time! Well worth a visit.”


Sabrina Boat Trips, Shrewsbury

Trip Advisor Score: 4.5 from 1,215 reviews

Featured Review:

“A last minute decision whilst doing a circular walk and successfully booked our party in for the last tour of the day. The crew and skipper were very efficient and all passengers seated promptly. Super views and commentary accompanied by full drinks, snacks and ice cream service. Great value and 45 min duration flew by. Spotlessly clean throughout and surprisingly good WC! Dog friendly.”


Berrington Hall, Hereford

Trip Advisor Score: 4.5 from 939 reviews

Featured Review:

“This is an amazing house to explore, most of the rooms are furnished as they would have been, great to see how they would have lived, in contrast it was great to see how the servants lived and worked. The rooms were well laid out, as if the butler had just stepped out, very well done!

“All of the staff were friendly and welcoming and took time to explain about some of the history of the house, you were left alone to explore in your own time and learn about the family history who once lived in this beautiful hall. There were plenty of countryside/lake walks so you can spend a few hours exploring the grounds and relaxing in the walled garden as there are plenty of seating areas to enjoy. Good to see that the site is dog friendly allowing your four legged friend in the extensive grounds/gardens.

“We would definitely return as this was a great day out, look forward to seeing the dome/staircase when it is restored.”


Wroxeter Roman City, Wroxeter

Trip Advisor Score: 4.5 from 382 reviews

Featured Review:

“Amazing place to visit - even the children loved it! Staff friendly and helpful, interesting audio guide to take you round the site. Dogs are also welcome so that’s a plus!”


The Plough Inn, Church Stretton

Trip Advisor Score: 4.5 from 333 reviews

Featured Review:

“Lovely cosy pub with lots of character, particularly liked the colour of the walls! Very friendly owners - nothing too much trouble. We had delicious food, I had the stir fry, one of my friends had the curry and the other a chicken sandwich, we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We were persuaded to have a plate of chocolate treats and wow they were amazing, so much too!! Had to take it home in a doggy bag. Very dog friendly and the dog that was with us felt very relaxed.”


Much Wenlock Priory, Much Wenlock

Trip Advisor Score: 4.5 from 318 reviews

Featured Review:

“My husband and I walked our dogs around the ruins. It is such a peaceful place steeped in history. It is beautifully kept and I enjoyed sitting and watching the bees and other insects being busy in all the lavender.”


Haughmond Hill, Shrewsbury

Trip Advisor Score: 4 from 262 reviews

Featured Review:

“Awesome place for dogs and humans alike. Stunning views, fresh air, and lots of waggy tails and great conversation. Yummy coffee and bacon rolls!”