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Dog Friendly Norfolk Guide

Norfolk is a fantastic dog friendly destination to take your pooch for a getaway!

Bursting with plenty of places to eat, cosy pubs and one-of-a-kind attractions. There’s plenty of things to do in Norfolk with dogs all year round.

Check out nearby Norwich which is full of dog friendly shopping, dining an entertainment or visit one of Norfolks many sandy beaches. The majority of the beaches are dog friendly all-year-round, but check before you visit.

When you visit Norfolk, you’ll discover a county packed with charm and intrigue. Find your next favourite dog friendly activity in Norfolk. Read on for our recommendations!

Dog Friendly Cottages In Norfolk

Spinks Nest Cottage

This finch-sized flint cottage offers boutique vintage style inside a luxurious holiday accommodation. The boutique cottage is nestled in the village of Hunworth, just a bones throw away from the North Norfolk coast. The interior has many great features like a sunken concrete bath and a stunning fireplace. The cottage sleeps two humans and their dogs.

Little Star Cottage

This family and dog friendly holiday cottage sleeps three people. It’s just a short drive to the coast from the cottages location in Ringstead, East Rudham. Little Star is a beautiful romantic cottage for two, oozing rustic coastal charm with wooden floorboards and beams plus an abundance of stylish character. Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome to stay.

Cartshed Cottages

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Cartshed Cottages at Sharrington Hall offer award-winning, relaxed and rustic accommodation in a countryside setting near the coast. The self-catering holiday cottages are in the grounds of a Jacobean manor house and sleep 2-4. The “Sky” and “Shell” cottages are dog friendly and well positioned to explore North Norfolks beaches, walks, gastro pubs, cafes, villages, gardens, shops and galleries.

To see our full collection of dog friendly Norfolk cottages click here.

Other Dog Friendly Norfolk Accommodations

The Bell Hotel

A warm welcome, friendly staff and brimful of character. This traditional 16th-century hotel loves welcoming canine companions to dine or stay overnight. Right in the heart of the historic market town of Thetford, and retaining many of its original features, it makes a great base to explore the beautiful county of Norfolk.

Dog friendly rooms have limited availability so dog owners must call in advance to ensure there is one available. Dogs are welcome to stay for £10 per pooch, per night.

Forest Holidays, Thorpe Forest

Up to four dogs are welcome to stay at Forest Holidays for £15 per pooch. Cabins and treehouses are available to stay in, both beautifully furnished and equipped. On the enclosed decking you can enjoy relaxing in the hot tub.

Enjoy dramatic views of the surrounding woodlands from your accommodation which can sleep up to 10 people!

West Lexham Treehouse

These luxury eco Tree Houses are located in a beautiful 21-acre private estate in Norfolk. Enjoy taking part in wild swimming or try out the on site heated pool. This gorgeous woodland is home to 7 tree-houses, each with their own character and charm. They sleep between two to six people and dogs are welcome to join you for £25 per pooch.

There’s over 21 acres of woodland, meadows and lakes to explore on your doorstep. The site is run on sustainable values, but each complete with central heating and hot water powered by a renewable biomass boiler.

Dog Friendly Things To Do In Norfolk

Castle Acre Priory

This Norfolk attraction is one of the largest and best preserved monastic sites in England dating back to 1090. It was the home of the first Cluniac order of monks in England. There is much to see at the priory, including the beautiful west end church gable, prior’s lodging and substantial remains of many of the buildings. The recreated herb garden grows herbs, which the monks would have used for medicinal, culinary and decorative purposes. Dogs are welcome on leads.

Grimes Graves

Grime’s Graves is the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain. This grassy lunar landscape of 400 pits was first named Grim’s Graves by the Anglo-Saxons. It was not until one of them was excavated in 1870 that they were identified as flint mines dug over 5,000 years ago.
A small exhibition area illustrates the history of this fascinating site. Dogs on lead are permitted on site and in the exhibition area, but not in the mine shaft.

Oxburgh Hall Gardens & Parkland

The gardens at Oxburgh Hall feature a variety of beautiful plants, with a walled garden and French parterre. If you fancy a longer adventure, you can follow one of the estate walks through woodland and along the River Gadder.

Dogs are welcome on lead in the gardens, woodland and parkland at Oxburgh Hall. The Pantry café has outdoor seating, where your dog is welcome to accompany you. The Servants Hall tea-room also welcomes dogs and well-behaved owners.

Dog Friendly Places To Eat In Norfolk


This classic Italian pizzeria and bistro is a must visit during your trip to Norfolk. This eatery is very popular amongst locals and tourists. The restaurant has a traditional Italian bistro feel and makes some of the best pizza you’ll try in the UK.

Bird In Hand

This family run pub and restaurant is a great spot to take your dog. Enjoy the atmosphere of a traditional British pub with great quality food and drink.

Mrs Beans

The lay out of this charming cafe changes with the seasons which is a lovely touch.Their menu is extensive including vegan options, food is freshly prepared and well presented. Dogs are greeted warmly and even given some treats (with the owners permission).

Did We Miss Any Great Dog Friendly Places In Norfolk?

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