It is never easy to leave your four-legged companion at home when going on a holiday. So, why not take them with you? Whether you are looking for a coastal escape to the seaside or seeking some adventure in the mountains, there are plenty of holiday spots in the UK where you can take your pup along. Given below are some of the best UK holiday destinations with dogs that you and your four-legged friend are sure to love.
Perching off the Northwest of Wales, this tiny island has big adventures in store for both humans and dogs, making it one of the best UK holiday destinations with dogs. The main urban centre of Anglesey, Beaumaris is a charming small seaside town on the Menai Strait, which is a narrow stretch of shallow tidal water around 25 km long, separating Anglesey island from the mainland of Wales. During your trip to the island, don’t forget to visit Beaumaris’ dog-friendly castle, which is well worth exploring. For some real beach action, you can explore Anglesey’s southwest coast in Rhosneigr.
A beautiful rural area located in Northern England, Cumbria is counted amongst the best UK holiday destinations with dogs. It is also home to some of the nation’s most pet-friendly villages and towns, so rest assured that you’ll easily find many dog-friendly accommodation options here. Perfect for walking your dog around, Cumbria’s open landscape includes Brigsteer Woods, a popular walking area outside of the Lake District; the Lingmoor Fell Circuit that twists through the Lake District National Park; and routes near Grasmere that inspired William Wordsworth to write the famous Daffodils poem.
A doggy’s delight, Northumberland stretches across Northern England with its stunning coastline, sea views, and long-distance trails towards Cumbria in the western region. For outdoor lovers, there are eight long-distance trails passing through the county which can be broken down into smaller routes ideal for people and dogs of all age groups. Alnwick Castle, which was used as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films, and Bamburgh Castle are the top attractions of Northumberland.
The Cotswolds is another famous place that makes it to the list of the best UK holiday destinations with dogs, thanks to a number of dog-friendly hotels, restaurants, and bars it has. Apart from lavish retreats where your four-legged companion can get some canine pampering, there are many dog-friendly attractions in The Cotswolds that you and your dog are sure to enjoy. One of them is the Cotswolds Water Park, which is the UK’s largest marl lake system, straddling the Wiltshire–Gloucestershire border, northwest of Cricklade and south of Cirencester. There are also heavily forested areas and many bridlepaths to explore.
Another favourite holiday spot for dog lovers, Devon is counted amongst the best UK holiday destinations with dogs for many reasons. The location is home to many amazing castles, such as the Walled Garden and Powderham Castle that have no restrictions on walking your dog around. Devon is also known for its amazing weather, and thus, you can walk your dog along the coast all day long.
Derbyshire is one of the most picturesque counties in the whole of the UK. Situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park we have a duo of exclusive retreats to choose in peaceful rural locations close to cosy country pubs, and award-winning restaurants you’ll find right on the doorstep.