Winchester is beautiful. Cathedrals, history, cute walks and endearing homes make this a lovely place to stroll around with your pets. With that being said and to help you get the most out of your pet adventure, lets get into our tips for travelling with pets to Winchester.
Tips for a Pet Adventure in Winchester, UK
|Are dogs allowed in Winchester Cathedral?
|It is against their policy and only service dogs are welcome.
Are dogs allowed in Wolvesey Castle?
|Yes, pets are welcome on leads.
Our Recommendations for Travelling with Pets
This article is primarily about travelling with pets to Winchester but lets start with some facts about Winchester!
Winchester, Hampshire in the United Kingdom (England).
How many people live here?
What is it famous for?
The Cathedral is the obvious answer and right behind it is Winchester College. The river Itchen gushes through Winchester. It's rather nice to have a stroll along the river bank. Wolvesey Castle is worth a visit as there are some incredible ruins to explore and the good news is pets are welcome on leads. Outside the cathedral grounds is a square with many shops, cafes and restaurants and you wont look out of place walking around with your pet!
Most Popular Pets in Winchester
Hampshire people love their dogs and you will find many of the smaller varieties in and around Winchester. We have seen the odd cat walker or two!
Typical English weather, can be as high as 35 degrees Celsius and drop as low as -9 degrees Celsius. Rain for much of the year and if you want sunshine aim for March through to the end of August.
Tips for Best Instagram Pet Spots
St Catherine's Hill for a sunset shot would be prefect.
Pet Travel Accessories to Take with you
If you are going to go for a trek up the hill ready for a sunset, then take a little jumper or picnic blanket with your pets. However, if you decide on a sunny day and walks along the river Itchen, then ensure you have something to hydrate you and your pets and sunscreen for both of you.
Pet Friendly Restaurants
The Fox. It sits on Peach Hill Lane and is pet friendly!
Always be aware of the pet policy in restaurants!
Pet Friendly Play & Walking Areas
Try 'North Walls Park'. If you like calm streams, ducks, trees and grass then it makes a perfect picnic ground after a stroll around with your pets.
If you would like to be a little more ambitious and go further afield then try St Catherine's Hill especially for a beautiful sunset picnic with your pets. It really is beautiful.
Transport Methods with Pets
If you are going to places such as St Catherine's Hill then you can walk from Winchester or if you are going from elsewhere, then you can use a car and usually find some free parking near the very busy carriageway. If you are going into Winchester City Centre, then use the 'Park and Ride' which should cost about £3.50 for the day and yes you can take your pets on too.
Accomodation - Pets Welcome
If you want somewhere with a little bit of quiet just down the M3 motorway from Winchester city centre which is a pet friendly cabin and out in a forest then try here: https://www.visit-hampshire.co.uk/accommodation/forest-holidays-blackwood-p954051
Forest Holidays Blackwood
Larkwhistle Farm Road
If you are looking for somewhere close to the cathedral then try: https://www.wykehamarmswinchester.co.uk/