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Pet Friendly Accommodation That’ll Give You Paws For Thought

When planning your next UK city break, there is no reason to leave your furry family behind. No matter your destination, the UK has a number of pet-friendly accommodation options that’ll bring out the animal in you. Enjoy long walks on the beach and scenic escapes, dog-friendly parks, pubs and cafes. It’s a dog eat dog world for anyone offering pet-friendly accommodation in the UK!

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England: Barking Up The Right Tree

For centuries the English have worked hard to secure their reputation as fierce horse and dog lovers. And while it isn’t always easy to cart your horse around on holiday with you, the many pet friendly accommodation options throughout the country make up for any holiday horsey inconvenience.

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Forest Holidays understand just how important your dog is to you. It’s why they have a number of pet friendly cabins in forests across England and Scotland. Their cabins can accommodate up to 4 dogs in addition to their human companions. All they ask is that your dog is loved, well looked after, never locked up in your cabin and on a lead when you venture out into the forest.

Scotland: Taking The Highlands Highroad

The Scottish Highlands are synonymous with natural beauty and untamed wilderness. It’s not surprising then that this holiday destination offers a multitude of pet-friendly accommodation options.

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As one of the few carbon-neutral holiday destinations in the world, Eagle Brae is not only eco-friendly, they’re animal-friendly as well. Home to a number of Highland animals, it’s the perfect place to relax, unwind and reconnect with nature.

A very handy website to have up your sleeve in Scotland is Dugs n’ Pubs, which lets you know which pubs, cafes and other attractions you can bring your dog into.

Wales: Pet Friendly Holidays Are A Beach

With some of the prettiest beaches in the UK, the Welsh coastline isn’t just beautiful, it’s fun for the whole family too. With long sandy stretches, rolling dunes, crashing waves, cool rock pools and plenty of seagulls to chase, there’s no end to the fun you and your loving pet can get up to.

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Where to stay:

Culver House has eight luxury apartments with beautiful balconies overlooking breath-taking sea views. With a blue flag beach on your doorstep, their pet-friendly accommodation makes them a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and their lovable critters.

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Best Dog-Friendly Holidays in the UK

If you’re planning a getaway with the whole family, you won’t want to leave your beloved dog behind! Luckily, there are plenty of hotels and accommodation options for dog-friendly holidays in the UK. So, take a look at our guide to some of the best places for dog-friendly breaks.

Dog-friendly Holidays in the UK by the Beach

Couple walking their dog on the beachAs an island, the UK is home to thousands of accessible beaches and nearly 20,000 miles of coastline in total. So where better to take your pooch than to a hotel near the beach where they can run around.

It’s worth remembering that many beaches in the UK have dog bans, sometimes in specific areas or during peak seasonal periods. However, Carne Beach in Cornwall is dog-friendly all year round. The Nare Hotel is great if you’re taking holidays with dogs. Located on the Roseland Peninsula, the luxury hotel faces Carne Beach on a cliff-side, and is just a few minutes’ walk from the golden sand. Dogs are welcome in guest rooms and in the hotel public spaces. Also, there’s The Dogs’ à la Carte Menu, with something for everyone, including any fussy eaters.

Canine-Friendly Countryside Cottages

Hideaway Experience holiday accommodation near DundeeIf you’re looking for some remote pet-friendly accommodation, the Hideaway Experience near Dundee is a fantastic choice. With a selection of luxury dog-friendly cottages within secluded natural surroundings, you can enjoy a private, tranquil experience. And, your dog will have access to vast farmland and country trails. Relax in the hot tub, sit on your deck under the stars, or explore the local area with your pet. Whether you’re planning a romantic break and you want to bring the pooch along, or you’re celebrating a special occasion, the Hideaway is perfect.

Eco Log Cabins in the Highlands

A snowy day at Eagle Brae Log CabinsEagle Brae offers unique eco-friendly accommodation in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes, the luxury log cabins cater for your furry friends. Each log cabin has been individually designed and features beautiful hand-carvings of Highlands animals on the walls.

Keeping nature and conservation at the forefront, each cabin is environmentally friendly. A micro-hydro scheme provides electricity and hot water to the cabins. Underfloor heating is provided through biomass wood-pellet burners. Situated between Glen Affric and Glen Strathfarrar, you’ll find plenty of long walks with spectacular views of the dramatic Scottish landscapes.

Dog-Friendly Hotels in the City

City of York in the UKAre you organising a city break but don’t want to leave your dog behind? At The Grand Hotel and Spa in York, your four-legged friends are welcome, and you’re just a five-minute walk from the historic city of York. Located along York’s ancient city walls, this iconic Edwardian hotel offers beautiful 5-star accommodation. So you can enjoy a luxurious stay, before heading off with your dog to explore the city’s historic cobbled streets.

 

So, if you’re looking for dog-friendly holidays in the UK, take a look at these hotels and start planning your break. You won’t need to worry about leaving your beloved pet at home, with these gorgeous dog-friendly places.

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