The top things to do in Wiltshire with your dog

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Its home to England’s first safari park, the highest concentration of prehistoric sites in Europe and the UK’s tallest cathedral spire and it’s right on your doorstep. Wiltshire is a beautiful and captivating county and who better to spend it with than your four-legged friend?

With so many things to do in Wiltshire, there are plenty of attractions which cater for your pooch. Here are our top things to do in Wiltshire with your dog:
picnic in Wiltshire with your dog

1. – If you want to get out and enjoy the sights (and smells) of Wiltshire then why not pack a picnic and head off into the countryside. Taking your dog for a picnic can be the perfect outing for your and your dog, no matter what their age and allows them to get some exercise. A gentle stroll to a designated picnic area or scenic spot where your dog can lie down and relax will give you both the chance to enjoy some amazing Wiltshire views and revel in each other’s company.
2.White horse – is home to 13 white horses, some of which are over 250 years old! Cut for various reasons, these chalk hill drawings have become symbolic of Wiltshire and are a great way to get out and experience Wiltshire with your dog. Try and locate every white horse with a long, leisurely walk around Wiltshire with your four-legged friend.
Wiltshire with your dog  white horse
3.Canals – If your dog is well behaved and can be trusted by water, then why not take a stroll along some of Wiltshire’s canals. Home to the Kennet & Avon canal, this stretch of water spans the width of the country and is a lovely scenic walk. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, then you and your dog can board the Jack Sparrow boat and enjoy a day cruising down the canal and taking in the wonderful Wiltshire countryside.

 Kennet & Avon canal wiltshire dogs
4.– Stonehenge is one of the most famous and iconic attractions in the world, forming one part of the UK’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The explanations behind why Stonehenge was built and its location remain a mystery, but one thing’s for sure, it is a must-see attraction. Take your dog to see this world famous heritage site and wander around the age-old stones. As well as Stonehenge, other notable historical sites include: Durrington Walls, the largest henge monument in Britain and Woodhenge, a Neothlithic monument dating back to 2,300 BC. A walk with some of the most iconic and historical sites in the world will be one you will remember for a long time to come!
take your dog to stomehenge
5.Go for a meal – It’s not always easy to go for a meal with your pet, but thanks to the many dog-friendly pubs in Wiltshire, this is not only possible but can be deliciously enjoyable. The Bath Arms is a quintessentially British pub which is recognised as one of the best dog friendly hotels in Wiltshire. Located in the quaint village of Horningsham, the Bath Arms provides comfy dog beds, bowls and treats to ensure your four-legged friend is as comfortable as you when dining in the pub. After all, even your dog needs a bit of luxury now and again.

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Michelle Elston is the Head Receptionist at The Bath Arms Hotel & Restaurant who prides herself on ensuring guests get the best experiences during their stay.