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Dog Friendly Lincoln
Explore historic Lincoln with your dog

Places to visit, where to eat and drink, and places to stay

Dog on Steep Hill

Dog Friendly Lincoln
Explore historic Lincoln with your dog

Places to visit, where to eat and drink, and places to stay

Dog in Lincoln Castle

Dog Friendly Lincoln
Explore historic Lincoln with your dog

Places to visit, where to eat and drink, and places to stay

Dog at the White Hart Hotel

Don’t feel the need to leave your dog at home: you can explore Lincoln’s history, heritage and culture all with your four legged friend.

Find things to do, places to eat, drink and sleep in Lincoln without leaving your pooch behind with our guide below.

Plus, Lincoln boasts a wide variety of parks and open spaces, so you and your dog can stretch your legs within an easy walk from the City Centre.

For any supplies you might need, there are two pet shops close to central Lincoln: 2by2 Pet Supplies, Lincoln Central Market, Sincil Street, LN5 7ET, 07702 824976; Pets at Home, Tritton Retail Park, LN6 7AN, 01522 567536.

If your dog gets poorly when visiting, there are three vets close to central Lincoln: Newport Veterinary Hospital, 175 Newport, LN1 3DZ, 01522 800333; LincVet, 43 Friars Lane, LN2 5AL, 01522 534841; Vets4Pets @ Pets at Home, Tritton Retail Park, LN6 7AN, 01522 542781.

Help keep Lincoln and Lincolnshire clean and safe by picking up two pieces of plastic litter on your dog walk. See the Paws on Plastic Facebook group for more inspiration.

Download a printable PDF with lists of dog friendly places to stay, eat and drink, and visit (updated last 11/12/18).

If you see anything missing from this guide that should be included, please get in touch.

Walks and Days Out
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City of Lincoln, Lincoln Suburbs

Boultham Park

Boultham Park

Take a walk around Boultham Park's lake, play in the children's playground or enjoy the annual fair just south of Lincoln city centre.

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Villages & Countryside, 3-10 miles from Lincoln

Bransby Horses

Bransby Horses

A rescue centre which is home to more than 400 horses, ponies, and donkeys ready for you to meet.

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Villages & Countryside, 3-10 miles from Lincoln

Doddington Hall & Gardens

Doddington Hall & Gardens

A privately owned, fine late Elizabethan Mansion with stunning gardens, located just outside Lincoln, highlighting 400 years of unbroken family occupation and a delightful cafe, restaurant, farm shop, and more.

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What's On
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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

June 15, 2019 to June 16, 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

FREE

Unlock 1,000 years of history with your furry companion over the weekend for a paw-some day out.

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31 miles+ from Lincoln

Brocklesby Country Fair 2019

June 16, 2019
9:00am to 5:00pm
Brocklesby Park
Brocklesby Country Fair 2019

A traditional family day out encompassing all that is great about Lincolnshire and the countryside, in the north of the county.

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High Street

RSPCA’s One Fun Day

June 16, 2019
11:00am to 4:30pm
Lincoln City Square
RSPCA’s One Fun Day

FREE

Meet the local RSCPA, have you dog's portrait painted, and raise money to help care for rescue animals - in Lincoln city centre.

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Villages & Countryside, 3-10 miles from Lincoln

WoofFest

July 13, 2019
12:30pm to 5:30pm
Waddington Village Hall and Playing Fields
WoofFest

FREE

A family fun day and dog show in Waddington, close to Lincoln, including a fun fair, dog classes, and beer tent - raising funds for the RSPCA.

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Cathedral Quarter

Christmas Empawrium

December 18, 2019 to December 19, 2019
4:00pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Christmas Empawrium

Explore the Christmas Emporium at Lincoln Castle with your dog for a pawsome evening out this Christmas.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

January 4, 2020 to January 5, 2020
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

Blow out those cobwebs and unlock 1,000 years of history with your furry companion over the weekend for a paw-some day out.

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Where to eat and drink
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City of Lincoln, Lincoln Suburbs

The Birdcage

The Birdcage

A quirky, friendly, welcoming pub not far from Broadgate and Lincoln College, serving home-cooked food, real ale, and ciders.

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City of Lincoln, High Street

The Cosy Club

The Cosy Club

Unique bar and restaurant serving food and drink all day and cocktails by night in the historic Corn Exchange in Lincoln's Cornhill Quarter.

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City of Lincoln, Cathedral Quarter

Adam & Eve Tavern

Adam & Eve Tavern

The Adam & Eve is reputedly the oldest Tavern in Lincoln dating back as far as 1701 and is a well known city landmark in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral.

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Places To Stay
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City of Lincoln, Cathedral Quarter

3 Well Lane

3 Well Lane

Boutique self-catering cottage, with off-road parking, on Lincoln's famous Steep Hill.

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Villages & Countryside, 3-10 miles from Lincoln

Brewhouse Brattleby

Brewhouse Brattleby

A stylish studio retreat set in the grounds of a Brattleby home, with historical links to the 'Dambuster Squadron' and daily displays by the Red Arrows team from nearby RAF Scampton.

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Lincoln Suburbs, Villages & Countryside

Country House Hotel Washingborough Hall

Country House Hotel Washingborough Hall

This welcoming, boutique hotel is a beautiful early Georgian House, set in three acres of mature garden and woodland in the heart of Washingborough village, just over 2 miles east from the historic city of Lincoln.

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Villages & Countryside, 3-10 miles from Lincoln

Doddington Hall Holiday Cottages

Doddington Hall Holiday Cottages

Stay at Doddington Hall in one of the estate's historic but beautifully renovated holiday cottages.

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City of Lincoln, Brayford Waterfront

Doubletree by Hilton Lincoln Hotel

Doubletree by Hilton Lincoln Hotel

Overlooking Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront, a luxury hotel boasting fabulous views of the marina and Lincoln's historic Cathedral.

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Villages & Countryside, 21-30 miles from Lincoln

Elms Farm Cottages

Elms Farm Cottages

Relax and enjoy the Lincolnshire countryside from one of nine award-winning holiday cottages at Elms Farm.

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Villages & Countryside, 21-30 miles from Lincoln

Greetham Retreat Holidays

Greetham Retreat Holidays

Superb, luxury, 4-star, gold award self-catering accommodation in the tranquil Lincolnshire Wolds within easy travelling distance of Lincoln, the east coast and aviation heritage venues.

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Villages & Countryside, 11-20 miles from Lincoln

Grimblethorpe Hall Country Cottages

Grimblethorpe Hall Country Cottages

Charming holiday cottages on a working farm in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds east of Lincoln, ideal for walkers.

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City of Lincoln, Brayford Waterfront

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn

Hotel on the Brayford Waterfront with marina views, restaurant, coffee shop, and bar, just a short walk from Lincoln city centre.

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Blog

November 22, 2018

5 Lincolnshire Holiday Cottages to Stay In with Your Dog

5 Lincolnshire Holiday Cottages to Stay In with Your Dog

Lincoln and Lincolnshire is home to lots of dog-friendly places to stay, where your pet will be just as welcome as you and your family are and you can enjoy visiting the area at your own pace.

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November 16, 2018

New Dog Friendly Guide Launches in Lincoln

New Dog Friendly Guide Launches in Lincoln

Visit Lincoln is launching a new dog friendly online guide with the RSPCA, building on the good work already being done by Lincoln Castle’s ‘Dog-Friendly’ weekend.

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Places To Stay


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