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Dog friendly

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The Winchester District is the perfect place to visit with your dog, with lots of city centre trails and countryside to explore. Many businesses welcome dogs, please see below for details of some of the accommodation, eateries and attractions in the area.

Walks & Country Parks
Winchester City Council adopted the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 to cover all land within its district which is open to the air and to which the public are allowed or permitted to have access, so please make sure you pick up after your dog. Please keep your dog on a lead near livestock and ground nesting birds.

Please pick up one of our self-guided trails to enjoy with your dog, alternatively see

City Centre Car Parks
The following car parks in Winchester are undercover and are therefore cooler in summer:
Chesil Street Multi-Storey (long stay; Pay & Display), The Brooks, Friarsgate (underground; short stay – maximum 4 hours; Pay on Foot), Tower Street (multi-storey; long stay; Pay & Display)

The following accommodation accepts well behaved dogs by arrangement (some may charge):
Mercure Wessex Hotel, Winchester . Tel: 01962 861 611
Hotel du Vin, Winchester. Tel: 01962 841 414 only 3 dog friendly rooms
Windy Ridge, Winchester . Tel: 01962 882 527
The Wykeham Arms, Winchester. Tel: 01962 853 834 only in 1 bedroom
Lainston House Hotel, Sparsholt . Tel: 01962 776 088 ground floor bedrooms only
The Swan Hotel, Alresford. Tel: 01962 732 302
Self Catering: (an additional charge may be made for dogs – please enquire)
South Winchester Lodges, Winchester. Tel: 01962 820 490
Park Farm Cottages, Avington . Tel: 01962 779 955
Watercress Lodges, Ropley . Tel: 07803 728 754
Dairy Cottage, Cowgrove Farm, Ropley. Tel: 01962 773 348
Inadown Farm Holiday Homes, Alton. Tel: 07774 840 075
Wallops Wood Cottages, Droxford. Tel: 01489 878 888
Winchester Holiday Homes, various locations. Tel. 017941 981 421
Blackwood Forest Cabins, Micheldever. Tel: 03330 110 495

Eateries – many pubs allow well behaved dogs in the bar – please ask before entering.
The Old Vine, Great Minster St., Winchester. Tel: 01962 854 616, dogs welcome in the bar
The Wykeham Arms, Kingsgate St., Winchester. Tel: 01962 853 834, dogs welcome in the bar
The Bishop on the Bridge, Bridge St, Winchester. Tel: 01962 855 111, dogs welcome in the bar
The White Horse, Otterbourne. Tel: 01962 712 830
The Kings Head, Hursley . Tel: 01962 775 208, dogs welcome in bar & snug

Attractions – dogs on leads are welcome at the following attractions within reach of Winchester:
Bishop’s Waltham Palace – English Heritage (tel: 01489 892 460) open May to Sept.
Mid Hants Railway (Watercress Line), Alresford to Alton (tel: 01962 733 810) £1 for a dog ticket
Gilbert White’s House & Garden, Selborne (tel: 01420 511 275) dogs welcome in garden, not house
Beaulieu, New Forest (tel: 01590 612 123) dogs allowed in grounds but not indoors, café or rides.